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Giveaway: 6 Books for Your Summer Reading List

We love books on Midlife Boulevard. We love to read them, talk about them, and now, give them away.

Here are 6 of the books we think are the best for your summer reading list – and you have a chance to win all of them, courtesy of Midlife Boulevard!

If you can’t wait, each book is linked to Amazon for your immediate reading pleasure. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means when you buy we are credited with a small portion of the sale by the vendor.


All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner: From the queen of chick lit comes a new book about a mother trying to juggle it all. A familiar tale, yes – but Weiner’s books are always a good read. Available June 17.




Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King: A killer is on the loose and there’s a race against time to find him. Suspense and summer – they go hand in hand. Available now.



The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman: A Russian immigrant girl creates an ice cream dynasty in this 20th century rags-to-riches story. Gilman is the bestselling author of “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,” “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress” and “Kiss My Tiara.” Her new book is available June 10. Read the first three chapters for FREE right now.


Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film by Kenneth Turan: The long-time Los Angeles Times film critic shares his opinions and insights about 54 films that have made the most impact on him. From Amazon: Kenneth Turan’s fifty-four favorite films embrace a century of the world’s most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers.” Available now.


Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea by Deborah Rodriguez: From the author of Kabul Beauty School, Rodriguez returns from Afghanistan and eventually finds her way to Mexico, where she starts life anew, channeling her inner hairdresser. Available June 10.


China Dolls by Lisa See: All we need to know is that this is the author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Available now.


Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton: With words on women’s empowerment, motherhood, beauty and striving to live a good life, Diane Keaton tells it like it is. Available now.


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Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

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Lyssa Sahadevan

Monday 16th of June 2014

I LOVE Jennifer Weiner!

Helene Cohen Bludman

Monday 16th of June 2014

Ah, what a great list of books. Some of these were already on my radar. Would love to dig in to all of them.


Monday 16th of June 2014

I'm really looking forward to some of these books!


Friday 13th of June 2014

I can't wait to read Diane Keaton's new book - already have it on the nightstand at the lake.

Kay Lynn

Sunday 8th of June 2014

I would love to read the Stephen King book. I've been a fan for 30 years!

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