In Episode 58, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books that missed last year’s Summer Reading Guides, books set in cool travel destinations, and our #1 picks for the four categories featured in Sarah’s 2020 Summer Reading Guide.
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- Every episode this summer will be a full length episode (mini episodes will go on hiatus until the Fall).
Our Summer Reading Guides
Books That Missed Last Year’s Summer Reading Guides [7:13]
- American Royals by Katharine McGee | Buy from Amazon [7:23]
- Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [10:53]
- Wild Gameby Adrienne Brodeur (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [14:39]
- Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [8:53]
- Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [12:26]
- If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais | Buy from Amazon [17:52]
Books Set in Cool Travel Destinations [20:13]
- Siracusa by Delia Ephron (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [20:32]
- The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [25:55]
- Seating Arrangementsby Maggie Shipstead (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [32:12]
- The Expats by Chris Pavone | Buy from Amazon [22:56]
- Hunting & Gathering by Anna Gavalda | Buy from Amazon [29:09]
- Love and Ruin by Paula McClain | Buy from Amazon [34:36]
Our #1 Picks for Each Summer Reading Guide Category [37:49]
Something Light / Fun
- Sarah: Anna K by Jenny Lee (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [38:23]
- Susie: The Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [40:23]
Something Intense / Fast-Paced
- Sarah: Long Bright River by Liz Moore (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [44:00]
- Susie: The Holdout by Graham Moore (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [45:20]
Something with a Bit More Substance
- Sarah: The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [48:35]
- Susie: Writers and Lovers by Lily King (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [50:49]
- Sarah: Open Book by Jessica Simpson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [53:32]
- Susie: A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet | Buy from Amazon [54:44]
Rate It Game [43:30]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [8:28]
- Social Creatureby Tara Isabella Burton (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:56]
- The Futuresby Anna Pitoniak (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [14:25]
- The Accidentby Chris Pavone (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [24:21]
- The Paris Diversionby Chris Pavone | Buy from Amazon [25:06]
- The Paris Wifeby Paula McClain | Buy from Amazon [36:21]
- Circling the Sunby Paula McClain (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [36:21]
- Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy | Buy from Amazon [38:37]
- Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [45:00]
- A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [45:00]
- The Girls of Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe | Buy from Amazon [50:31]
- Podcast Ep. 36 with Claire Gibson
- Sarah’s Summer Reading Guides (2015, 2016)
- Sarah’s Best of the Brain Candy List
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Susie has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, she began journaling about the books I read and turned that passion into writing about books. Her first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but she soon realized she wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of my own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, she loves being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.
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