More of your favourite summer reads

A while back, we asked our readers for their all-time favourite, most memorable summer reads. Here are some of our favourite answers


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We asked our readers for their all-time favourite, most memorable summer reads. Here’s part two with ten more of our favourite answers.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I’ve read it several times so when I want to relax, I don’t have the long wait to get into a book when you start reading and I don’t have the disappointment when it’s finished. I open it up and read a section and always find something new; something that I missed the first time.” — Linda Crevier, Ste-Catharine, Quebec

“Right now I’m reading Purge by Sofi Oksanen. It’s a novel about an Estonian family through the difficult years of Russian and German invasions, and how people dealt with it. Wow! Edge-of-your-seat tension. Especially since the story is based on what really happened in that region.” — Linda Horricks, Kanata, Ontario

“All winter I love mystery or romance novels, but in the summer I turn to poetry and lighter reading. I have a copy of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, and love to read a poem and learn about the authors and the true meaning of the poem. I spent days on the “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner”. Right now I’m reading The Door by Margaret Atwood. Awesome poems.” — Bev Munn, Winnipeg, Manitoba

“I have read so many books it is hard to choose one. But I will go back to the first book I loved: Little Women. I received it from my third grade teacher at the end of the school year and read it that summer. I fell in love with the book, the characters—especially Jo March—and reading in general.” — Joanne MacCharles, Stoney Creek, Ontario

“My most memorable summer read was The Outsiders. I was 14 and spending the summer at my Aunt’s in Nova Scotia. I could not put it down. That book was so addictive. I remember crying my eyes out at the end. I think I’m gong to read it again this summer!” — Melanie Neary, Tofield, Alberta

“I just finished reading Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants. As you expect, it’s hilarious and her writing is quick and witty, but I also found it quite insightful, very relatable and heartfelt. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s a delightful summer read from one of the most talented and successful women in the comedy/entertainment scene.” — Ayusa Tani, Coquitlam, British Columbia

The Red Tent – I was so engaged in this book I literally read it in 3 days while on vacation a few years back. I think it was one of the very first times I was actually pool side without my son and allowed to do whatever I wanted!!! [Anita] Diamant weaves a fascinating story of women living in the time of the red tent.” — Jan Hosking, Courtice, Ontario

Eat Pray Love. It transported me to three different places, each with its own tastes and smells. It was a very easy and relaxing read!” — Helena Koa, Saint-Laurent, Quebec

“My favourite summer read is always the latest book by Will Ferguson. Reading Beauty Tips From Moosejaw while sitting out in the sunshine and a glass of wine, laughing my head off, is my idea of a perfect summer day. The part where his wife is looking up at the geese flying in a “V” and she asks if they ever spell any other letters nearly made me snort wine up my nose!” — Teri Bougie, Edmonton, Alberta

“Leslsey Crewe’s Ava Comes Home. The characters and setting are so familiar. Feels like I’m chatting with friends over a cup of tea.” — Shannon Stone, St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia