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33 Books to Consider for your Summer Reading List
This was originally posted on my previous blog on June 26, 2019 and has been transferred over for your enjoyment.
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Summer is officially here! The first days of Summer may have been a bit gloomy but we're all looking forward to the dreamy gorgeous days that await us, right?!
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Find Joy in Summer Reading
Summer signifies a new season of books just itching to be picked up and read. Is it any surprise some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around books and reading? As a child reading in the Summer was awesome because you got to choose what books you wanted to read [rather than reading from an assigned reading list for class].
Reading in the Summer was rewarding both mentally and literally. When I was little we used to participate in the library’s Summer reading program where they gave away fun rewards for reading books. If my memory serves correctly, they used to give away fun treats and goodies when you logged 5, 10, 15, and 20 books. The rewards were fun but the true reward for me was always in the pleasure of reading itself and getting immersed in the stories.
Whether you enjoy reading from the comfort of your home, laid out on a towel at the beach, or poolside with a cocktail in hand, everyone can enjoy a great summer read. Reading is one of the greatest forms of self-care and it’s one of the easiest things to do. All you need is yourself and a book (in whichever format you prefer).
Perhaps you’re looking for a fun romance, a new series to fall in love with, a story with a travel destination, or maybe you’re looking for something inspirational to move you forward in your life’s journey, this is a comprehensive list that’s sure to have something that will peak your interest.
There’s limitless options when it comes to books to read this Summer, so I’ve curated a selection I think you’ll enjoy. Each book on this list received a 4 or 5 star rating from me, which means they all come with my stamp of approval. Don’t be shy, go ahead, pull up a chair and indulge in a new book!
Dying to Meet You by Rich Amooi
In the Swim of Things by Tracie Banister
Summer by the Sea by Jenny Hale
Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin
Queen of the Universe by Geralyn Corcillo
Ella’s Ice Cream Summer by Sue Watson
Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams by Sue Watson
Those Summer Nights by Mandy Baggot
An Eclair to Remember by Rich Amooi
Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge
Series so good you’ll want to read one after another!
Seasons of Summer, collection of 4 novellas by Melissa Baldwin
The Girls trilogy by Rachel Hollis
Astonvale series by Carla Caruso
Queen of the League series by Laura Chapman
Anything by Addison Cole
Dreaming of Rome by T.A. Williams
Dreaming of St Tropez by T.A. Williams
Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods
Love at First Flight by Tess Woods
The Year of Starting Over by Karen King
Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein
Bridges: A Daphne White Novel by Maria Murnane
Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel
Non-Fiction / Memoir
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan
Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
What are some books you’ve enjoyed recently?