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Summer Reading List

Books · May 15, 2017

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Oh summer reading. Do you remember when that just made your skin crawl? Now it’s like a little luxury we can’t wait for. Reading by the pool, on a beach, or in the comfort of your home. Not much like it. I have an amazing summer reading list for you guys full of stuff I’ve read or plan to read this summer.

Summer Reading List

It’s very rare that I share a book list and don’t mention Taylor Jenkins Reid. I was sent an ARC of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo back in January. Yes January! I devoured it in a weekend, which is basically what I’ve done with all of her books. It was SO GOOD. The premise is very Liz Taylor and the story will capture you from the beginning. It’s out in June so preorder for sure!

If you enjoyed You Are A Badass you will love Jen’s new book, You Are A Badass At Making Money. The perfect book for your inner girl boss!

I literally JUST read this book this weekend. If you loved Girl On The Train I have a feeling that Into The Water will be your jam! I am not usually a creepy mystery kinda person, but I love Paula Hawkins books!

Sarah Dessen is one of my favs and her new book out this June, Once and For All has been preordered for a long while! Can’t wait to dive into it in a few weeks.

It had been a LONG time since I read a Sophie Kinsella book but I picked up My Not So Perfect Life recently. It was OK. Not my favorite of her books but not my least favorite. It’s an easy and quick read.

The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green has been on my must read list for a while. I have never met a Jane Green book I didn’t love so I can’t wait till this one appears on my iPad soon. It’s out in a few weeks, so if you are a Jane Green lover, keep an eye out.

Nancy Thayer’s new book, Secrets in Summer is actually out this week but I read it a while ago. It’s REALLY good and will have you hooked from the beginning. Plus, who doesn’t love a book that takes place in picturesque Nantucket? So for sure pick this one up!

I am a HUGE fan of Elin Hilderbrand books so I have no doubt that her newest one out next month, The Identical’s will be great. If you have liked her past books maybe check this one out. I will report back!

I read Opening Belle in a newborn haze but it was the perfect read for middle of the night feedings. It kept me interested and awake. It’s about a Wall Street exec and gives you a peak into what it’s like to be a woman in that world and also have a life at home.

The Knockoff has been sitting on my iPad for months and I can’t wait to read it. It is right up my alley so I will let you guys know how it is! The cover sure is cute though!

I would love to know what books are on your summer reading list! Share below!

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  • 46 thoughts on “Summer Reading List

    1. Megan

      Oh wow, love this list! l’ve been looking for some new books to grab for our upcoming trip to the beach. Looking forward to reading a few of these.

    2. Nazrin Miah

      I have been craving the feel of pages in a book. I am thirsty for new words, I am hungry for some new books! Thank you so much for posting this! It is saved and bookmarked for my next trip to the library! “Into The Water” seems like it’ll be just up my street!

    3. Alexa

      I’m not a big fiction reader but I’m a voracious personal growth reader… I haven’t read You Are A Badass yet, but it’s one of the next couple of books I’ll pick up! Can’t wait.

    4. Carrie

      I love book lists, especially with stuff I’ve never heard of or stuff I don’t usually read. I always like to see what’s out there!

    5. Rubi

      I am hoping to read You Are a Badass this summer! I’ve heard nothing but great things about the book and author as a whole.

    6. Jolleen

      What a great list! I can just see myself lying on the beach checking one of these out. Sumer is almost here and I’m ready for some relaxation!

    7. Brandy

      This is a great list of summer reading ideas. I am going to have to pick up some, we read a lot in the summer season here. The three kiddos use their library card A LOT this time of year!

    8. Alexandra

      So glad I came across a list of recommendations – was looking for a book to read at the pool. I do not, however, understand the recent trend of calling people “badass” anything. It’s tasteless. So I’d skip that one.

    9. Kim

      I read You Are a Badass and I LOVED it so looking forward to her money book. Love Jane Green and Elin HIlderbrand too. I’m pinning this to refer to later:)

    10. alix

      ‘The Knockoff’ has been on my wishlist for months. I’ve been waiting for the new Paula Hawkins book! So excited to read.


    11. Robin

      Omg, I totally forgot about the dread that I used to feel about the phrase “summer reading” – not because I didn’t LOVE reading, but because I hated having it hanging over my head all summer long when I just wanted a break! My town had a book sale this weekend, and I picked up 10 books for just a few dollars that I’m so excited to crack open in my hammock when it finally gets warm this week 🙂

    12. Lauren

      I just read a series by Cathy Glass that chronicles her experience as a foster carer in the UK. I definitely need less intense and emotional books for summer! I didn’t know there was a new Sarah Dessen so I’ll totally have to pick that one up 🙂

    13. Jessie Jones

      Thanks for the new book recs! I’ve been burning through some fun reading now that summer has arrived.

    14. Lori Vann

      I love most of Nancy Thayer’s stuff, so I will have to check this one out. One of the benefits of working on a college campus, is that I can order books and have them shipped straight to my office – so you inspired me to get to searching and see what my library has!

    15. Southern & Style

      Thanks to an awesome subscription service that my school has (I’m a teacher) I’ve been reading tons of books online for free and recently stumbled upon Elin Hilderbrand’s books and I cannot stop-they’re all great. I’m going to have to pick up an actual paper copy of this new one, because there’s just something about holding a real book in your hands, sitting by the pool, that sounds like summer to me!

      xoxo, SS

      Southern And Style


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