6.02.2014

Summer Reading

Happy Monday readers!

I had the best weekend and am feeling ready to push through these next 2 weeks before summer break!

As y'all know, I'm a big reader. 

There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book.

Summer always involves lots of reading for me; no pool visit is complete without a book and I also love being able to stay up late into the night reading without the fear of being sleepy for school the next morning.

Here's a look at some of the books I'm hoping to read this summer:

 
 I checked this book out of the library over the weekend for our June book club meeting!

 
I have heard so much about this book, including some mixed reviews, so I'm quite intrigued.
 
 
 I tend to really enjoy novels that examine race in the South and this one sounds like it will not disappoint...AND, it's got Oprah's seal of approval!

 
I'm so excited for Emily Giffin's latest book!

And finally, the last few summers I have also made it a goal to read at least one classic.  Last summer I read Gone With the Wind, I'm not positive yet which classic I'll read this summer, but I'm considering One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Any others I should check out?

 
I also wanted to share a cool site that has been helpful for me, when looking for new books:  What Should I Read Next? This site is linked to a huge database of books; when looking for a new book to read, enter a book you love and the site will generate a list of similar books to check out!  It's a fun way to mix things up and discover new authors!

Also, be sure to read along with me by clicking the "READ WITH ME" tap at the top of my page!

What are you reading this summer?

This list is only a start...I am always excited to add more books to my every growing "list."

Have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for new books to read -- and I am especially excited for Emily Giffin's new book!

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  2. I read Coastal Living and blogs. Ha, I'm real educational!

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  3. I just read a mixed review of Emily Giffin's new book! I'll be interested to see what you think. I have so many I want to read. I have a problem of either starting a book and finishing it in two days or starting a book and never finishing it because I just can't get into it fast enough. This summer my kindergartener has asked to read Stuart Little (and he doesn't want to check it out from the library because he wants to keep it ;). I'm thinking that will be on my list - I've never read it. He saw the movie at school and LOVED it (I had a thirty minute description).

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  4. The husbands secret is good! As a result I read a few more of her books. Enjoy.

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  5. My summer reading list is getting longer and longer. I'm just itching for school to get out so I have plenty of free time to read!

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  6. I LOVED The Husbands Secret! It took a little time for me to get into it so don't get discouraged if you're not captivated from the very beginning but it's really worth it in the end. Just started Emily Giffin's new book, it's a little strange but Emily's my favorite so I know it will be good. Love the other suggestions!

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  7. Adding The Perfume Collector to my to-ready list now! Just started The Fault in Our Stars and love it so far. Happy 2 weeks till summer! (a tad jealous, BTW)

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  8. Have you read any Elin Hilderbrand? Or the books "Firefly" and "Fly Away Home?" Great summer reads!

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  9. One of the things on my 101 in 1001 list is to read 25 of the books on the Buzzfeed list of "32 Books That Will Change Your Life." I'm on my first one right now, Prodigal Summer. You should check it out!

    Kasey
    http://www.preplovelove.com

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  10. Awesome! I have never seen that ap before! I just finished the Emily Giffin book and am hoping to start the new Jane Green book, Tempting Fate.

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  11. Week and a half for us! I am so excited. I am looking for a few new books to read so thanks so much for the website recommendation!! Hope your last two weeks fly by!

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  12. I want to get Emily Giffin's new book too. I love her books!

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  13. The Goldfinch is a must-read!

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  14. I have been looking for new books and this list is perfect! Thanks for sharing girlie! xo

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  15. I have heard a bunch of people talking about the Perfume Collector, I think that may be my next summer read!!

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  16. sooo glad you posted this bc I am in need of a new good read!!

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  17. So glad you posted this! Almost done with Emily Giffin's new one now and I always enjoy her books, but like a reader said, it has an odd twist to it! The Invention of Wings is on my list too. Next up for me is China Dolls by Lisa See, I love all her books. I just couldn't get into the Husband's Secret as hard as I tried. And I want to read the Paris Wife too!

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  18. I loved Invention of Wings! One of my favorite books of the year for sure.

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