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Here is my list of Adult Reading Suggestions for Summer 2009.  I am still adding 
to it!

Monica Gardner
Eastbury Elementary 
Glastonbury, Ct

Staff Summer Reading 2009


Barefoot-Elin Hildenbrand

Last Kiss- Luanne Rice

The Love Season- Elin Hilderbrand

The Heretic’s Daughter- Kathleen Kent

The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters-Lorraine Lopez

The Lace Reader- Barry

Saving the World-Julia Alvarez

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-

Shaffer and Barrows

Home Safe-Elizabeth Berg

When Will There Be Good News-Kate Atkinson

The Gate House-Nelson DeMille

The Last Wife of Henry VIII- Carolly Erickson

The Tsarina’s Daughter-Carolly Erickson

Handle with Care-Jodi Picoult

The Law of Similars- Chris Bohjalian

Heart and Soul- Maeve Binchy

The Blood of Flowers-Anita Amirrezvani

Sing Them Home-Stephanie Kallos

The Geometry of Sisters-Luanne Rice

Garden Spells-Sarah Addison Allen

The Uncommon Reader-Alan Bennett

The Shack- William P. Young

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle-D. Wroblewski

People of the Book- Geraldine Brooks

Leeway Cottage-Beth Gutcheon

Goodbye and Amen-Beth Gutcheon

In the Time of Butterflies-Julia Alvarez

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent-Julia Alvarez

The Wednesday Letters-Jason Wright

The Art of Racing in the Rain- Stein

While My Sister Sleeps-Barbara Delinsky

The 19th Wife-David Ebershoff

Shelter Me- Juliette Fay

The School of Essential Ingredients-Erica Bauermeister

Heart and Soul- Maeve Binchy

The Splendor of Silence-Indu=2

The Mighty Queens of Freeville- Amy Dickinson

Lavender Morning-Jude Deveraux

True Colors- Kristen Hannah

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Coming Home-Rosamunde Pilcher

Snow in August-Pete Hamill

Angels Game- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Story Sisters-Alice Hoffman

A Reliable Wife-R. Goolrick

The Help- K. Stockett

Happens Every Day- Isabel Gillies

Birds Without Wings- Louis DeBernieres

Genesis- B. Beckett

The Ballad of West Tenth Street- M. Kernan

The Housekeeper and the Professor-Y. Ogawa

Cutting for Stone-A. Verghese



Mounting Fears-Stuart Woods

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built-A. McCall Smith

            (Ladies Detective Agency series #10) 

The Associate-John Grisham

Loitering with Intent-Stuart Woods

Fatally Flaky-Diane Mott Davidson

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen-Janet Evanovich


Did you Miss These?

My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

The Power of One- Bryce Courtney

Prodigal Summer- Barbara Kingsolver

Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen

Peace Like a River- Leif Enger



The Audacity of Hope-Barack Obama

Love in the Driest Season-Neely Tucker

Unbowed:The Autobiography of Wangari Maathai

Ladies of Liberty-Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers-Cokie Roberts

Mao’s Last Dancer- Li Cunxin
Dewey:The Small Town Cat Who Touched the World- Vicki Myron

Spiritual Liberation- Michael Beckwith

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire-A. Foreman

Infidel by Avaan Hirsi Ali

Exiled-a biography of 
John Lathrop-Helene Holt

Wild Swans –Jung Chang  (Chinese history)

Marley and Me- John Grogan

Still Alice-Lisa Genova (Alzheimer’s)

Listening is an Act of Love-edited by Dave Isay

Here if You Need Me-Kate Braestrup

Being Catholic Now- Kerry Kennedy

Waiter Rant-by The Waiter  

Not Becoming My Mother: And Other Things

     She Taught Me Along the Way-Ruth Reichl

Comfort: A Journey through Grief- Ann Hood


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