10 Reads for Summer

Remember how I said I wanted to get better about reading books again? I’ve been on a roll lately and I have no intention of slowing down!

Since Memorial Day marked the unofficial start to summer, I thought I’ll pull a list of summer reads together. A few of them I’ve read already (which I’ve noted), but most of these are on my list to read. Now I just have to figure out what order to read them in – they all sound really good!

1 // The Knockoff – I just finished this one last week and loved it! It was kind of like The Devil Wears Prada meets Silicon Valley. I loved how relevant to the times it was in terms of the tech lifestyle, while also bringing in the traditional magazine/print aspect.

2 // All of the Light We Cannot SeeThe WWII era is a crazy time in history, and I couldn’t imagine living through such a time. This novel tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross, as they both try to survive the chaotic time they’re living through. It sounds so intriguing to me, and based on the title, a book that will leave you with a lot of life lessons.

3 // The Last Letter from Your Lover – Imagine waking up in a hospital with no recollection of how you got there, anything about your life, or even your own name! Just a letter signed with a single letter initial, “B.” Fast forward years later, when a journalist gets involved and is determined to get down to the bottom of it all, and find out the fate of the mystery “B.”

4 // The Good GirlI’m only a few pages into this one, but so far so good. It’s another mystery/thriller book (my favorite kind), where a girl goes missing, but according to the description of the book, it’s not what you’d think. I can’t wait to get to the bottom of it!

5 // In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume is releasing a new adult novel! Her books were my favorite growing up, so I’m pretty excited about this. This book takes place in the 80s, and reflects back on the main character’s life in the 50s, when some strange events occur (i.e. planes fall from the sky). The story promises to address coping with loss, remembering the good times and, wondering at the joy that keeps them going.

6 // The Girl on the TrainThis book received so much hype that I had to read it and find out for myself after hopping on the Gone Girl wagon last year. It’s based in England (bonus points), and I really enjoyed the switching back and forth from one perspective to another, as I tried to piece the story together. There’s an interesting twist to it!

7 // Big Little LiesI’ve heard so much about this one over the past few months, that I think this summer will be the time I finally sit down to read it! It’s another mystery book supposedly filled with secrets and scandal. Obviously the perfect summer read.

8 // Hugo & RoseThe plot of this book is very intriguing. Girl repeatedly dreams of same boy that she’s never met, and one day she meets him in real life but already feels like she knows him. There are so many ways this book could go!

9 // The Art of Racing in the RainI love the premise of this book. A look at life from the dog’s perspective. I always wonder what Sheba’s thinking throughout the day or in certain situations, so as a dog mom, I have a good feeling about this one.

10 // Lean In – In a list full of fiction books, I have to throw in a career book as well. This one has been sitting on my bookshelf for a few months, but I definitely want to take some time to read it! Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) is so inspiring!

Have you read any of these? What books are on your summer reading list?

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  • dailysouthernsunshine

    I travel next week and was in need of some reads to load on my kindle! Thanks!! :)

  • You'll love Big Little Lies. I've read several Liane Moriarty books and they're all great!

  • Thanks for the suggestions – added them to Goodreads!

  • Ooh I've only seen a handful of these on other blogger lists so I love the new options to read especially because some of them sound super intriguing. Added them to my list!

  • Becky Fox

    Thank you for the list! I love to read so I appreciate the suggestions to add to my Pool and Beach reading list this summer ;)

  • I've read quite a few of these but you also gave me about 4 new ones to add to my list! I'll just say the ending of The Good Girl certainly will blow your mind lol

  • OMG!! Judy Blume came out with a new book? Adding this to my to-read list now!

  • Yes! I think it comes out this week actually. I can't wait to read it!

  • Yay, good to know! Her books have been popping up everywhere lately!

  • Hope you enjoy them! Safe travels!

  • Woo! I'm glad I gave you some new ones to add to your list, I hope you like them! And it did! I had suspicious but it took a turn a little further than I expected!

  • Happy to help! Hope you enjoy them!

  • Great! I hope you like them! I'm looking forward to reading some of them too – it's just a matter of figuring out which one(s) to read first!