Summer reading time is here!!!!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – summertime reading is just so much better than reading any other time of year. Yes, I love curling up with a good book and a blanket when it’s cold and rainy outside, but there’s just something about summer reading that far and away makes it number one in my book. (Oh, see what I did there? I wasn’t even trying!)
I mostly like to keep my summer reading light and that’s exactly what this list reflects. All but two of the authors are new to me and a few have been on my “must read” list for months now. Mixed into this list are two books whose author reached out to me about reading and reviewing, so I’m excited to add those my summer list!
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – This book has been on my list of books to read since it was published. It is described as being both funny and heartbreaking and showing how chance encounters can impact and reverberate through our lives and relationships for decades to come.
Our Little Racket by Angelica Baker – Wealth. Envy. Secrets. What more could you want in a summer read? This book isn’t set to come out until the end of June, but I’m so ready to read it now!
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – This will be my second book I’ve read by Adriana Trigiani. I absolutely loved her book Lucia, Lucia and can’t wait to tell you about this one. Her writing is beautiful and her leading ladies are always headstrong, resilient and ambitious.
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda – I love a page-turning thriller! This story about the disappearance of two girls decades apart (and told in reverse) is sure to be filled with twists and turns that are perfect for a fast summer read.
Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand – This will be my third Elin Hilderbrand book and the ones I’ve read so far SCREAM summer to me because they are set on Nantucket. I really appreciate the friendships she creates in her novels and how she really brings the location to life.
A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe – Set to publish in early June, this is one of the books that I have had the honor of being sent by its author. This novel is about a group of friends who reunite to celebrate a fortieth birthday on the coast of France. The celebration involves lots of food and wine and with that love triangles, secrets revealed and resentment.
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid – The way this story is told is so intriguing to me. It tells the story of a young woman whose fate is dependent upon the choice she makes after running into an ex. Each chapter alternates telling how her story unfolds with each decision. It reminds me of the Broadway show, If/Then and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.
Bridges by Maria Murnane – This is another book that I had the pleasure of being sent a copy by the author (along with a copy of the first book in this series). I’m excited to get to know this group of friends and be a part of their adventures.
If you’d like to read about the books I’ve read so far this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
You can also find me on Goodreads!
Disclaimer: I was sent copies of two of the books noted above in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for including books on this list. There are Amazon affiliate links included in this post. Thank you for reading and for your support!
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