I go through phases with reading. Either I’m working my way through one book and then diving headfirst into the next one, or I’m not reading anything other than blogs and articles online. The main thing that should be noted is that I really love to read. Browsing through Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite little luxuries (real books > digital editions), and reading outside during the summer is seriously my favorite.
There are so many books that I should read (ie: the classics), but I’m always drawn to books that are either funny, slightly romantic, or a little bit adventurous. Basically, your classic beach read is what’s typically on the docket. In an effort to continue to stop spending so much time flipping between social media apps and develop an official reading habit, here are five books that are topping my summer reading list. PS: I definitely judge books by their covers (and fonts). Anyone else?
1. The One & Only by Emily Giffin:
Why I want to read it: I’ve read a few of Emily Giffen’s novels before, and I’ve always enjoyed them. This pick though has a lot to do with the fact that it’s a.) set in the south, b.) sounds like a page turner (!), and c.) has a cover that’s caused me to pick it up about three times so far.
2. The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene
Why I want to read it: There’s a wedding involved (all of the weddings), it’s set in England, and vintage teacups play a main role in the entire plot. It’s basically my dream book.
3. Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Why I want to read it: Lisa Scottoline writes a weekly column for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and my mom and I both love it! Sometimes Francesca will pen the column in lieu of her mom, and her writing is just as poignant and funny. I’ve read both of their other memoir style books, and I always end up laughing out loud. I don’t expect this mother-daughter duo to publish anything less!
4. The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
Why I want to read it: Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors. Her books definitely lean more in the direction of romance than anything else, but none of her books are completely predictable. I’m always surprised at the twists and turns, and each book I’ve read thus far has quickly turned into one I don’t want to put down.
5. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Why I want to read it: Similar to The One & Only, this is another book that I’ve picked up numerous times. I’m not a huge history buff, but The American Heiress seems to lean more in the direction of Downton Abby (an obvious hit!) than anything else. So, I’m open minded.
That’s my reading list as it stands right now. Recently, I loved reading I Just Graduated…Now What? by Katherine Schwarzenegger and Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler. I highly recommend both! What are you reading?
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