So I have to start this post out by being completely honest. I have never been much of a reader. I love magazines and articles online, but sitting down and reading an actual fictional book always felt like such a waste of time! I couldn’t relax and would always think about other things I should be doing. However, before I left for my honeymoon a month of so ago, I thought maybe I would give reading a try again since I was going to be on a 3-hour flight and needed something else to think about other than the fact that I’m on a plane that’s going over water. Eeeeek! Heights and open water are my biggest fears!! Anyways, I asked a girl at work if she had read any good books lately and she told me I had to read Where the Crawdads Sing, so I thought what the heck we will just see what happens! I ended up reading the entire book within two days of my honeymoon then got home and read 3 more books within a couple of weeks. I’m hooked! Turns out…I’m a sucker for a good love story that’s also a mystery! Hope you enjoy my Summer 2019 Reading List.
1. Where the Crawdads Sing | Coming of Age Love Story but also a Mystery!
This book is a NY Times Bestseller + a Reese Witherspoon book club pick! It’s from 2018, but it’s still on the bestseller list on Amazon, so clearly, a good pick! (right? I shouldn’t talk like I know because I really don’t) It’s one of those books that you really can’t have any distractions while you are reading or else you might miss something! This book had me so hooked I was waking up early on my honeymoon so I could go sit around and find out what happened next!
2. The Dirty Book Club | Light Beach Read With Dirty Humor, a Girl’s Girl Book!
This was such a fun lighthearted book. It had so much humor (some dirty!) + made me hope that this is what my girlfriends and I will grow up to be like. If you’re a girls girl you’ll definitely identify with the characters. You’ll even laugh out loud a few times. I might start my own book club now…. hmmm.
3. The Mister | Romantic, Steamy, Unrealistic, Love Story with some Mystery!
This was another book I could hardly put down and a New York Times Bestseller! It just came out this April. I read it in 2 days and trust me I do not have the kind of free time where I can read a book in 2 days!! “Yeah honey you can cook dinner AND clean house tonight right?” While this book was completely unrealistic, I couldn’t help but get so caught up in the storyline and trying to figure out what would happen next. I couldn’t help but get swept up in the romance! It got terrible reviews, but I loved it?! The same author wrote the fifty shades books!
4. All We Ever Wanted | If You’re Looking for Meaning and Substance, Thought Provoking
Another New York Times Bestseller! This just came out in April. I’m currently reading this and not too far in but I can already tell that it’s deep and has very relatable characters. It’s a relevant storyline about choosing family or your values. It also got terrible reviews….but I really like it so far!
Since I have all of these books lying around now that I don’t need since I read them… if anyone wants to start trading books, let me know!
What are you reading this summer?