Monday, June 23, 2014

What to read this summer....

Last summer I was so pregnant, the closest thing I got to a vacation was a trip to the water park. I'm making up for it this summer with a very packed schedule. Lots of travel equals lots of reading! I'd love some suggestions of what to read since I kind of read my entire summer list in the last couple months :) Good thing about that, I have some fun reading suggestions for you. 

I don't like to share too much of the plot, since I personally like to be surprised by a book when I read it. Click the link to read more info.

The Glass Kitchen - Linda Francis Lee

Just out this week, The Glass Kitchen is a fun read about a women rediscovering her hidden unique gifts. A tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen—like an island—can be a refuge, if only she has the courage to give in to the pull of love, the power of forgiveness, and accept the complications of what it means to be family. 

If you find solace in cooking and a romantic read, this book is probably for you. (Warning, a little more language and sex than I usually like.) 

Hilarious. seriously hilarious. I'm not sure why I haven't read it until now. Can Mindy and I be best friends? (Really Mindy, call me! ) My favorite part is her chapter called "Don't peak in High School" this chapter should be required reading for every single 14-year-old in the United States. (Really, truly young friends. 2 weeks after graduation, none of it will matter anymore.) 

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Such a beautiful, enjoyable, important book. The world would be a better place if everyone took the time to read it.

The Paris Wife - Paula McLain

 Hard to read a book that you know will end in heartbreak. Obvious since Hadley was the first of Hemingway's 4 wives. But an amazing story, especially the detail of the "Lost Generation" in the 20's in Paris. I'll never read Hemingway the same way again.

Return to Tradd Street - Karen White

The fourth in the series is as fun as the first three. If you haven't read them, this would be a great summer series to start. Romantic but clean, spooky but not scary. 

Sweet Salt Air - Barbara Delinsky

A good summer chick read. Friendship, betrayal, coming to terms with the choices in life....all the big stuff. Nice setting on a quaint island. Found it predictable. I guessed the love interest and what his "secret" would be before he was actually introduced into the story. A little more sex than I prefer, but nothing crazy. Liked that a blogger was a main character. In all, entertaining read.

Beautiful. Would be a perfect book to read aloud to your kids.

Hissy Fit - Mary Kay Andrews

Andrews is always good for some good crack-lit. I was hesitant to read a book called Hissy Fit, but I was pleasantly surprised. Wanted a fun southern read and this was just the thing. Loved all the details on home interior design. And the bonus recipe for grits and greens looks awesome.

The Fault in Our Stars. - John Green

Well duh. If you haven't read this yet, where have you been???

What have you read lately?

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Anonymous said...

Just added a few of these to my "to read" list! Thanks for sharing!

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The Thomas Family said...

"The Book Thief"!

It paired well with our European tour. So much sobering history over there. Came back appreciating MUCH that we have.

Push Pop Mama said...

good ideas! Blackmoore was a fun read.

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