The summer is here and it’s a great time to simply relax with a good book. If you weren’t poolside with a book this 4th of July, here’s what you should ‘check out’ this weekend….

Summer Reading

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Love Oprah’s Book Club? Check out these books to suit any mood from “O’s 2012 Summer Reading List”:

  • “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • “A Small Fortune” by Rosie Dastgir
  • “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
  • “Kingdom of Strangers” by Zoe Ferraris
  • “Shout Her Lovely Name” by Natalie Serber
  • “Heading Out to Wonderful” by Robert Goolrick
  • “When We Were the Kennedys” by Monica Wood
  • “Imperfect Bliss” by Susan Fales- Hill
  • “The World Without You” by Joshua Henkin
  • “Gone” by Cathi Hanauer

See the full list of titles in Oprah’s Summer Reading Guide.

Always searching for good finds on Amazon? Check out the ‘Editors’ Picks’ from Amazon’s Summer Reading List:

  • “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
  • “Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy)” by Deborah E. Harkness
  • “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
  • “Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind” by Alex Stone
  • “The Red House” by Mark Haddon
  • “Diamond in the Rough” by Shawn Colvin
  • “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” by Ben Fountain
  • “Amped” by Daniel H. Wilson
  • “Gold” by Chris Cleave
  • “Shine Shine Shine” by Lydia Netzer

See all books listed in the Editors’ Summer Reading area on

Looking for even more options? Check out some favorites from the lotus823 team:

  • “Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles” by Gabrielle Bernstein
  • “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James
  • “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks
  • “Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
  • “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
  • “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer
  • “Amy, My Daughter” by Mitch Winehouse
  • “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
  • “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen

Tell us: What’s the next book you’ll be ‘checking out’ during the summer months? Comment below or continue the conversation on our Twitter at and Facebook at


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