Did you ever wonder what writers read when they curl up with a good book? My friends have asked me to share my Summer Reading List with them. As a fan of SF (science fiction) and M (mystery), there is a lot of it on my list, most of it R (romance), but not all of it.

Last time I gave you the list of books on my Kindle for Summer Reading, this time, I give you books I’ve read and HIGHLY recommend. These are some of my favorite new releases and some old favorites I go back to again and again.

Click on the book title for the Amazon sales link:

KEIR by Pippa Jay (SFR)

THE LANCASTER RULE by TK Toppin (SFR)

AMBASADORA by Heidi Ruby Miller (SFR)

A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss  (R)
(or SHANNA if you prefer something more tropical and summery)

HONOR’S SPLENDOR by Julie Garwood (R)
(really anything by Julie Garwood to be honest. LOVE HER!!)

A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR by Jude Deveraux (R)
(Any Jude Deveraux book, really)

THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT by Harry Harrison (SF)

HITCHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams (SF)

THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE by Cary Caffrey (SF)

THE CRYSTAL CAVE by Mary Stewart (F)

CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming (M)

THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler (M)

STAR SPANGLED MURDER by Leslie Meier (M)

DEATH ON DEMAND  by Carolyn Hart (M)

A NEW LEASH ON DEATH by Susan Conant (M)

REST YOU MERRY by Charlotte MacLeod (M)

What’s on YOUR Summer Reading List?

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4 thoughts on “What Do Writers Read Over the Summer?

  1. Hey, I saw that you have The Stainless Steel Rat on your list. That’s too cool. One of my favourite books of all time (along with the first two sequels: STR Revenge and STR Saves the World).

    It’s harder and harder to find Harry Harrison fans these days. If you’ve never read Homeworld or Deathworld, I highly recommend those too.

    Oh, and cheers for the mention!

    1. I reeled my husband in over the Harry Harrison novel “Make Room, Make Room.” We met for the first time at B&N and I was telling him that “Soylent Green” was based on this book. He doubted me. So I dragged him over to SF and found it on the bottom shelf. Of course reaching down to retrieve it ended up being an impromptu “Bend and Snap” which has become family lore. Needless to say, Harry Harrison remains a family favorite to this day. 🙂

      1. Bend & Snap! Awesome – especially over a Harry Harrison Book. And I’m sure it was very ‘impromptu.’ When I met my wife, just the fact that she loved HH was enough to snag me. No B&S required.

        Whenever I’m struggling with my writing I whip our one of his novels. The next thing I know I’m hacking hundreds to thousands of words out of my scatter-brained-meandering-run-on prose. Those old newspaper men & woman sure knew how to write lean.

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