My Favorite Books Read During the Last 10 Summers

Modern Mrs Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide released last week. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE her Guide. I even have a shelf in my Goodreads account dedicated to the books I’ve read from the MMD Summer Reading Guide. I found her blog, Modern Mrs Darcy, when she was still in her first year, so I love seeing the phenomenal success she’s had as a book blogger. She’s sort of America’s book blogger in the way that Nancy Pearl is America’s librarian. She’s almost a cultural icon now.

Photo copyright Anne Bogel, Modern Mrs Darcy


While I was going through the Guide, I thought about doing a few summer reading posts. I’ve already signed up for 20 Books of Summer (click to read about it) hosted by blogger 746 Books, and my introductory post is up with some of my possible book choices (click to go to my post).

So, why not join MMD in looking back at the last decade of summer reading by sharing my favorite book read from each summer of the last decade? Here goes….




I Think I Love You: A Novel by Allison Pearson



Greyhound: A Novel by Steffan Piper



Portrait of a Marriage: A Novel by Pearl S. Buck



The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris



Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf



The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah



The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky



A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons



Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Toughest year! Red, White & Royal Blue, Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, The Stationery Shop AND Daisy Jones and the Six--all in one summer. It was so hard to chose just one.



Jane and Prudence: A Novel by Barbara Pym


The Narrowboat Summer aka Three Women and a Boat by Anne Youngson

What about you? Have you done any summer reading posts? Have you enjoyed any of these books? Do you look forward to Modern Mrs Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide? Do you follow MMD’s blog? Are you joining in with Cathy of 746 Books for 20 Books of Summer (you can read fewer!)  Leave me a comment or a link to your own post(s).

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  1. So fun to look back at past fav reads! Like visiting old friends. I follow MMD as well and I’m a member of the book club. Wonderful community of bookish people there!

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  2. Gah, I need to read Our Souls at Night! Maybe this summer I’ll get around to it. I was on a Barbara Pym jag last summer, love her books. I was not that wild about 3 Men in a Boat but I’d love to read The Narrowboat Summer.

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  3. Believe it or not, I’ve read four of the books you listed. I, too, loved Our Souls at Night and thought The Nightingale was wonderful. I was not aware of the Summer Reading Guide so just received it and know I’ll enjoy it. Thanks for telling me about it.

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