Summer Reading List

Friday, June 22, 2018

For me, summer is a great excuse to unplug, kick back and devour a great book. Carefree weekends spent lounging on your deck or patio, by the pool, or on the beach were made for reading. Since I can't devote as much time to reading as I once could, I tend to be very selective about the books I choose to read. Although I tend to lean towards psychological thrillers that have you on the edge of your set, I also love stories with happy endings, murder mysteries that keep you guessing until the last sentence, and heart wrenching dramas that require multiple boxes of tissues.

Here are the books I'll be reading this summer.

1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
I have repeatedly seen this book all over Instagram. I downloaded it a while ago and got a jump start on it, but I have yet to finish it. I've read Hannah's books before, and they are emotionally wrenching. Tip: keep a box of tissues handy...especially as you near the end of the book. This one is about a family in crisis in Alaska.

2. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love are exposed in this deliciously chilling and twisted suspense novel. Can't wait to dig in to this one!

3. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
I am so excited to read this addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing after a girls' night out.

4. Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Speaking of girls' nights out...estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren try to heal the old wounds between them with a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico. But they soon realize that not everyone is being completely honest and not all severed ties can be repaired.

5. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. I just may be a changed woman after reading this book.

6. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Every summer I read a literary classic. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorites, and since I've never read this one, I thought it was time to cross it off my reading bucket list! Reading this romance novel set in the South of France will be almost as good a substitute as going there myself. Almost!

Read more of my previous summer reading lists here: 2017, 2016, and 2014.

What books are on your list this summer?

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