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The Morning Living Summer Reading List

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Recently on Morning Living we asked our listeners to recommend some good reads you can take to the beach or on your next flight. Thanks to everyone who contributed a title to the list! Since so many of you asked for it, below are the titles you suggested via the phone, email and Twitter.

1) Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
2) The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3) Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
4) Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
5)The Sweet Potato Queen's Book Of Love by Jill Conner Browne
6) Tatiana & Alexandra by Paullina Simons
7)  Sisters by Danielle Steele
8 ) 100 Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
10) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

11) Appetite For America by Stephen Fried
12) Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley
13) The Goldy Culinary Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson (it's a book series)
14) The Summer Book by Susan Branch
15) The Hanna Swensen Mysteries by Joanne Fluke (it's a book series)
16) Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer
17) If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing In The Pits by Erma Bombeck
18 ) The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
19) The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
20) Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
21) The Gold Coast by Nelson Demille
22) The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
23) The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews
24) Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
25) Forever by Judy Blume
26) The Shining by Stephen King
27) Women's Murder Club Series by James Patterson (it's a book series)
28 ) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
29) The Cider House Rules by John Irving
30) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
31) The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
32) Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
33) The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
34) The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
35) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
36) The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
37) Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
38) Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
39) Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
40) The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
41) Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
42) The Weed That Strings The Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
43) The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
44) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
45) My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
46) The Summer Garden by Paullina Simmons
47) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (The book  turns 50 this summer!)
48) All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
49) Once A Runner by John L Parker Jr.
50) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thanks again, and tell us what you picked from this list as your summer goes along!! And while you're at it, check out our recent guest, literary guru Diana Page Jordan's summer reading list and read last year's summer book recs from our show.

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