September 21, 2021
Top 5 Stand-Alone Books of Summer 2021
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I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday. This week I’m narrowing the prompt of Top 5 Stand-Alone Books to Top 5 Stand-Alone Books of Summer 2021.
Top 5 Books Read in June, July, and August
Best Historical Fiction; Three Words For Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Best Science Fiction/Audio Book: Project Hail Mary (AUDIO) by Andy Weir
Best Diverse Read: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (YA/NA)
Best Literary Fiction: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Best Women’s Fiction/Histfic: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan
Have you read any of my Top 5 of Summer?
What is one of your Top 5 Reads of Summer?
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I haven’t read any of these, but Firekeeper’s Daughter sounds really good!
It is page turning! 🙌
Hail Mary audio is on my TBR!
Yay! I hope you love it! Lots of math/science but easily skimable.
I have three of these on my TBR based on your reviews Carol. I am still waiting patiently for my library to come through for me.
Great list, Carol! With so many good books it’s hard to pick favorites. I recently read Home by Marilynne Robinson, the second book in the series. She is an amazing author.
Thanks Gretchen! Yes I need to read more Robinson!
Excellent list, Carol, and no, I haven’t read any of these. I really want to read The Kitchen Front though. ❤📚
Thanks Sandy! I hope you enjoy Kitchen Front!
Great list, I enjoy reading books.
Thanks! Happy reading!
I like your twist. Great idea.
I have several of these on my TBR! Can’t wait to read them.
I hope you enjoy them Gina! 🙌😍
I haven’t read any of these but Fire Keeper’s Daughter is on my TBR and Three Ways to Say Goodbye sounds really good.
I think you’ll like Firekeeper’s Daughter!
Nice! I’m not much for sci-fi, but my husband loved PROJECT HAIL MARY. I really liked THE FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER and THREE WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE and THE KITCHEN FRONT are both on my I’m-going-to-read-sooner-rather-than-later list. Glad to know they’re great reads.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed PHM! Happy yo hear your hubs loved it! Happy fall reading Susan!
Love your list, Carol!
Thanks Jennifer! 🙌😍
Gilead – one of my favorite books ever. And enjoyed Kitchen Front– thanks to your recommendation Carol!! Just finished Our Woman From Moscow– spy novel set in the 40’s & 50’s. Not my usual –but a real page turner with likable characters!
Have you read the other 3 books in the collection? My hubs loved Gilead and is ready for a reread. He says it caused him to draw connections with Old Man and the Sea, another favorite! I need to check out Our Woman From Moscow. Thanks for the rec!
My HPM hold is going to take forever but I cant wait!
Audio I hope?
Hi Carol! What a list!! I have Fire Keeper’s Daughter on my TBR, so I’m very pleased to see that on your top 5. Hope you had fun this week, and I look forward to you joining us more often!! 💕
I hope you enjoy Firekeeper’s Daughter Meghan!
I’m really keen to read Project Hail Mary and Firekeeper’s Daughter! Great list 🙂
I hope you enjoy them! Get PHM in the audio format if you can!
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