Robin’s Top All-Time Summer Reads
1. Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews I recently reread this to see if it’s as good as I remember. It’s delightful.
2. Kill Me by Boulder author Stephen White. You could read this as a travelogue. I found the terrific downtown restaurant Salt on 11th street reading his books. This stands out from all his books as a highly original thriller.
3. The Camel Club by David Baldacci. I listened to this book while travelling in Egypt. Great ensemble cast of characters confronting a terrible plot. And thank goodness the good guys win.
4. Miss Julia Speaks her Mind by Ann B Ross is the first in the warm-hearted series featuring Miss Julia and her housekeeper Lillian and Miss Julia’s late husband’s illegitimate son little Lloyd. Light and breezy like all summer afternoons should be.
5.A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Great book for a youngteen girl. A classic.
6. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Just the right mixture of possibly realistic and ridiculous science fiction. Funny and just a bit disturbing. Loved this as an older teen.
7. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Wonderfully melodramatic historical fiction set in California as it was becoming an agricultural powerhouse.
8. A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman. This book inspired me to take many trips to the Southwest. Since being introduced to the series,I’ve read everything he’s ever written. His mysteries feature Navajo tribal policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in many terrifically atmospheric adventures.
Rebecca Lee Robinson