Summer Reading List

Retirement is a great time to pick up old hobbies – like reading! At Friendship Village of Dublin, our residents are able to take advantage of our vast library and many cozy reading nooks. With some help from our friends at Publishers Weekly and the Washington Post, we’ve put together a list of our top book picks for the summer!

Fly Me by Daniel Riley

This novel follows recent graduate, Suzy, as she moves to Southern California to be a stewardess like her older sister. This book is based in the early 1970s – with a drug smuggling scheme and skyjackings, it’s worth reading!

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

Barzini’s debut novel follows a privileged Roman teenager, Eugenia, whose parents move the family to L.A. right after the 1992 riots. The book follows Eugenia as she navigates her new life in America.

The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge

This cultural history phenomenon covers stories of Southern food. Some of the topics include women who cooked church dinners during the 1970s civil rights era and the boom of fast food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

Based in the final two years of her life, this novel is a mother’s moving memoir about her life, family and last days. If you’re looking for an inspirational read, this one is for you.

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn

This novel reexamines Hemingway’s life and shows the writer to be more troubled, complex and tragic than previous biographies have done. If you’re a fan of Hemingway, this is a must-read!

What are some books on your summer reading list? Let us know in the comments below.

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