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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post here on the blog. It was my birthday, then the last weeks of summer vacation for my kids and then they started school this week. I’ve been spending this first week of school trying to get my house back in order after the craziness of summer. Let’s face it – my kitchen didn’t look like this all summer! It’s no small feat! 😉
One of my goals this summer was to get to my kids to the library more and I’m so proud of how much we went and how enthusiastic they were about reading. For the first time in a long time, I got myself a big stack of books to read too! I also finally joined the modern world and got my Kindle connected to my library account. As a result, I ended up reading 20+ books this summer, which is a new record for me!
I am excited to share today’s post with you because I read a ton of great books this summer and I love discovering new books to read! I’m hoping this list of everything I read this summer will be helpful and you can discover something new to read too!
Everything I Read This Summer
I just got this one from the new release shelf of my library and I really liked it! It’s the story of 2 strangers who apartment/bed share and eventually become friends. It was a super easy read and right up my alley!
Winter in Paradise
I’ve never read anything by Elin Hilderbrand before (I tried a different one and didn’t love it) but I liked this one, especially because it takes place in St. John. We visited St. John in 2017 and loved it so I really enjoyed reading this book and revisiting all of our fun memories!
One Day in December
Admittedly, I read this one a little bit before summer started but I LOVED it so I wanted to include it. I don’t like reading sad or scary books because they just affect me too much so I usually turn to chick lit or mysteries. This one is so great – it’s about a woman sitting on a bus who sees a man, falls in love at first sight and then the bus drives away. The rest of the story is about her trying to find him again (and that’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to spoil it!). If I could pick one book from this whole list, this is the one I’d go with.
A Court of Mist and Fury/ A Court of Frost and Starlight
Ok, this one is not at all my typical sort of book. I only downloaded it because Sherrie at Younghouselove said it was one of her favorites and it was on sale one day so I thought I’d give it a try. Young adult fantasy is definitely not my usual genre and when the first couple of chapters were talking about faeries, I was thinking “What the heck am I reading?” I ended up LOVING the series. It took me a while to get through the second and third books but once I did, I really, really enjoyed the whole series and I’m looking forward to the spinoff that’s being released soon!
I’ve been reading a lot of books based during and around WWII and this was a good one. It’s a fictional story about the women who created the gown for Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding. I really enjoyed this one!
I read a lot of Grisham books and at some point, a lot of them seem to be the same. But I really liked this one. It was clever and interesting and the ending wasn’t what I expected.
Here are the rest of the books I read. Some of them I liked and others weren’t my favorite but you never know – you might end up loving one of them!
- Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
- The Lost Girls of Paris
- The Island House
- I owe you one
- Cottage by the Sea
- The Whistler
- All We Ever Wanted
- The Shortest Way Home
- The Idea of You
- Camino Island
- Evvie Drake Starts Over
- The Rooster Bar
What I’m Reading Next
I’ve got a few books that are on my short list of books to read this fall. A few will be released soon and I’m really looking forward to them! I included the descriptions so
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren’t just any royals. They’re American.
No Judgments (released September 24, 2019)
When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island—as well as its connection to the mainland—twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn’t worried . . . at first. She’s already escaped one storm—her emotionally abusive ex—so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake.
But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it’s up to her to save as many of Little Bridge’s cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she’s going to need help—help she has no choice but to accept from her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Café’s most notorious heartbreaker.
But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridge’s power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too.
Twice in a Blue Moon (released October 22, 2019)
Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.
During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.
Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.
I hope this list of everything I read this summer was helpful and gave you some good suggestions! Happy reading!
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