The Summer List

The Summer List

A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later?until the clues expose a breathtaking secret that just might shatter them once and for all. Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, a A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reu...

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Title:The Summer List
Author:Amy Mason Doan
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B071G1H211
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Summer List Reviews

  • Melissa
    May 22, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Oct 31, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

  • Jamie
    Nov 27, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

  • Leslie Gordon
    Nov 30, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Jul 02, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

  • Debra
    Nov 17, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    Jul 10, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

  • Michelle Henderson
    Dec 14, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

    This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter. Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until the...

    I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psych...

    I was grateful and honored to be able to read an advanced copy of this fast moving, dialogue-driven story that takes you back to those bittersweet coming-of-age days. The characters are so real and dynamic; you can truly relate to both their joy and their pain. The descriptions of the ...

    I LOVED this book. The author did a fabulous job of building my interest in the characters. I found myself rooting for them. This page turner kept me up late as I did not want to put it down. I was truly satisfied with the ending. This book about friendship and relationships in general...

    I was given an advanced copy through Netgalley. I have to say I Love this book, the characters and the ending. To every girl who?s had that one best friend I highly recommend this book. I took time reading it but as I got toward the end I couldn?t put it down. It brought back memor...

  • Michelle Henderson
    Dec 15, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

  • Beth McCraw
    Jul 05, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Jun 26, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Jul 12, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

  • Jennifer Haupt
    Jan 28, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

  • MaryAnn
    Jan 05, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

  • DJ Sakata
    Jul 08, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

  • Andrea
    Feb 12, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

    This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter. Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until the...

    I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psych...

    I was grateful and honored to be able to read an advanced copy of this fast moving, dialogue-driven story that takes you back to those bittersweet coming-of-age days. The characters are so real and dynamic; you can truly relate to both their joy and their pain. The descriptions of the ...

  • Zuzana Sakova
    Nov 19, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

    This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter. Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until the...

    I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psych...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Jul 17, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 12, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Jul 07, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jul 08, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

  • Kendall
    Jun 03, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

  • ~ Althea ~ (themoonwholistens)
    Jan 03, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

  • Andrea Lac
    Nov 12, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

  • AW
    Nov 19, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

  • Jenelle Lindsay
    Dec 04, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

  • Penny Lewis
    Dec 30, 2017

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

    This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter. Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until the...

    I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psych...

    I was grateful and honored to be able to read an advanced copy of this fast moving, dialogue-driven story that takes you back to those bittersweet coming-of-age days. The characters are so real and dynamic; you can truly relate to both their joy and their pain. The descriptions of the ...

    I LOVED this book. The author did a fabulous job of building my interest in the characters. I found myself rooting for them. This page turner kept me up late as I did not want to put it down. I was truly satisfied with the ending. This book about friendship and relationships in general...

  • Maura Gabriel
    Feb 04, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

  • BookGypsy
    Jun 15, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

  • Erin
    Feb 02, 2018

    *3.5 Stars* - rounded up because the first half of this book was everything! A touching story of friendship? THE SUMMER LIST had me divided. The first half was a solid five-star read, one I could not put down. The setting alone was enough to make me want to dive inside these pa...

    3.5 Stars Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we w...

    4.5 Summertime Stars? ????.5 What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am lo...

    4.5 BFF stars to The Summer List! ? ? ? ?.5 The Summer List was hugely relatable to me from the start. I am sure many of us have stories about a childhood friend, maybe even about a lost friendship. Growing up, Laura and Casey are as tight as two friends can be. They spen...

    A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances. Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake....

    3.5 Stars rounded up! THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and ...

    5 Stars! Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time! Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake....

    ?I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we?d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.? The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one su...

    What a sweet and beautiful story about the amazing bond between two women. I loved how the author so beautifully portrays how a friendship can drift apart from two people and somehow you connect again with one another as if nothing has changed. I was very impressed with this de...

    Favorite Quotes: I had a journal my dad gave me when I was seven, a puffy pink thing with A Girl?s First Diary on the cover in gold script. I hid it inside a hollowed-out copy of Silas Marner on my bottom bookshelf, and concealed the key in a mint tin in my third best church purse...

    3 stars! ??? I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The first half was really fun, entertaining and brought back memories of my childhood (which I really love in a summer read). I could really relate to the scavenger hunts, the skating rink and lake house life. I r...

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of The Summer List, and I think it's a wonderful debut. The novel is a luscious tale of grappling with the past, and it captures so beautifully the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. The story weaves the past and present of Laurie, a ...

    I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million boo...

    I LOVED IT! One of the best books this year and just maybe the best book this summer. The bonds of friendships. The relationships between mothers and daughters.First loves. Emotional,whip smart and wonderful. A book I'll read again and again. Love how it ended. Loved the music,the book...

    I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story. On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reuni...

    4.5 stars for this wonderful read by Amy Mason Doan. This is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. The story of Laura and Casey was very sweet and poignant, in a way because we've all had something similar happen where we had a good friend and something happened to...

    The Summer List is compulsively readable -- I could not put it down. The premise is fresh, the writing is tight and evocative, the sense of place is so precise I feel as if I've been to every spot in the book. Dark, sexy, sad and surprising -- I loved this novel. ...

    The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!) This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded...

    I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us....

    4.5?! Perfect summer read! 4.5??! Perfect summer read! ...more ...

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about...

    When I started this book, I wanted to slow down to savor every beautiful description. But as I kept reading, I got so involved in the characters and the different stages of their lives that I didn?t want to put it down - so many surprises and twists up to the very end . This woul...

    Great book. Has a bit of a "Beaches" feel to it. Two young girls become best friends, then something tragic happens and a misunderstanding pulls them apart to only find themselves back together to piece their friendship back together only to learn a pretty surprising secret they never ...

    I struggled to put this book down. The past and present were beautifully woven together. The detailed descriptions and 80s references allowed me to picture the lake and characters, as though I'd been there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun read, a little nostalgia, an...

    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY // I am terribly sorry for the late review ?He found her. Smiling, he raised driftwood as if toasting her ? and in that second, to her, after the long, lonely summer, he might as well have hung the moon? I don't know what made me s...

    This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter. Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until the...