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Anyone else enjoy hanging out by the pool or on the porch with a good book in the summer? Believe it or not I never thought I enjoyed reading until probably 8 or 9 years ago when that taboo series came out and my sister in law twisted my arm to read it. Ok, maybe she didn’t twist my arm she was like “Holy shit, listen to this page in this book!” and that was the end of that. After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I realized I actually really enjoyed reading and it didn’t have to all be “smut” that many call it like that. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always go for a good romance novel as my first pick but since then I’ve enjoyed a few mysteries and even autobiography’s.
Since I started blogging, I haven’t gotten to read nearly as much as I used to. But, I often find when I get on a roll I’ll binge read for a few weeks then take a break. I can feel that I’m about to hit my binge streak!
Summer Reading List: A few books I’ve read lately…
Believe it or not, I was actually in a Facebook book group with Corinne before she started writing and we’d do some group ready together. I’m sure she doesn’t remember me at all, but I totally remember her and her non-pen name! I’ve read every single one of her books and can honestly say even her first book she published was awesome. When she does series’ like this she has no problem keeping me interested from book one and so on.
The Wife Between Us – So, I’m just a few chapters in on this one and I can tell I’m going to be coming out of it going “What the hell?!”. But, in a good way!
Little Fires Everywhere – This is something we actually ready together in a group with some of my Facebook followers before watching the show and I’m so glad I read the book first! I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there’s not a second series to the show!
Summer Reading List: Must Reads
Driven Series – After reading 50 Shades this was the next series I got hooked on. And I got hooked from the beginning. Kristy was in the Facebook group I was and shared the book to the group with a “take it easy on me” approach. Needless to say, that wasn’t necessary! I swear to goodness I’ve read the entire series 5 times. Friends started reading it, we’d have book club nights when there’d be a new release and it was the best. Anytime someone is looking for a romance novel [this isn’t like 50 shades] it’s always the first I recommend and everyone falls in love!
Verity – Ok, this was the first Colleen Hoover book I think I ever read and holy shit! A follower recommended it once when I was looking for book suggestions and I had to make a friend read it so I could talk about it because I honestly thought I was crazy when I finished. So good!
When Breath Becomes Air – Yes, this is totally different than many of the other books I shared, but this memoir was one that I read years ago and I still think about it!
What’s on my Summer Reading List?
Open Book : Jessica Simpson – So many friends have read and raved about this book! I feel like it would be the perfect beach read if we ever make it there!
Then She Was Gone – This thriller has huge reviews and will make a good change up from my romance books.
All I Ask : Corinne Michaels – Somehow I missed this new release and was hoping I by chance wouldn’t have it spoiled when I read her latest books.
Big Summer – Obviously because of the name I feel like it’s the perfect summer read.
I’m going to be linking all of my favorite books from years past to current on my Amazon Storefront so they’re easy for you to find. Happy reading, and be sure to share your favorites with me!