Fiction for Teachers Summer Reading: Volume 2

I wasn’t sure I was going to write this blog again this year but given the stress teachers are under we all need distractions. Here is a list of books for your summer reading list. None of them are “industry” books as I encourage you to take a much needed mental break. Stop thinking about teaching for a bit and relax.

1.Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Binge the Hulu series after you read this book because isn’t the book always better? (Honestly no but usually)

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2. A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

Okay, not a fiction book but still something to consider for your summer reading list.

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3. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Winner of the 2019 Goodreads Historical Fiction award, this book also has a lot of men whining about “the girl book” in the comment section. Worth a read just to see what is triggering their sensitive little souls.

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6. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I think he is one of the most important contemporary writers.

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5. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

This book of Korean deep-sea divers is heartbreaking and graphic.

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6. Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk

A Robin Hood rewrite

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Honorable mention

“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens was mentioned in last year’s summer fiction blog and is still on the New York Times Bestsellers list. If you haven’t read it, this is the year.

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On my summer reading list is “A Curious History of Sex” by Kate Lister. It didn’t get a glowing review by the New York Times but it received a decent review that made me laugh. Given the times, that is enough for me.

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