Although it might be the end of summer, there’s still time to enjoy some relaxing reading time on the beach! If you are looking for some recommendations, I gathered up a few of my favorite books you can pack in your beach bag this weekend! (Or to take with you on your next vacation!)
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I will begin with a popular book that everyone seems to be talking about this summer…
First of all, you can’t go wrong with #1 New York Times bestselling author, Emily Giffin. Her latest novel, All We Ever Wanted is just as good as everyone is saying. With it’s timely references to social media, those of you with teenagers will definitely want to read this one. It’s an easy story to get caught up in with twists and turns of emotion filled drama. Loved this book!
Speaking of drama, you won’t want to miss this one…
Liane Moriarty has become one of my favorite authors and Big Little Lies has definitely become one of my favorite books! I had already read (and loved) The Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot when my husband suggested I read Big Little Lies. At that time, he had just started watching the series on HBO and he thought I would enjoy it. Luckily, I already had the book sitting on my stack to read so I started it and was hooked! Immediately, I was caught up in the story and spent every free minute buried in this book.
As soon as I finished, I couldn’t wait to start the HBO series and I couldn’t wait to see which actors played each character. The show is so perfectly cast and ended up being just as engaging as the book. When does that happen? Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn that the HBO series was renewed for a second season! The amazing cast including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman is returning with the addition of Meryl Streep. The show is supposedly due to start airing around the beginning of 2019. That should give you plenty of time to read the book and binge watch the first season. Obviously, I highly recommend it!
Another excellent choice for summer reading…
(Book photo by Smith Hardy Photography @smith_hardy_photo)
If you read my blog, you know I adore Kristy Woodson Harvey’s novels. They are perfect books to get caught up in at the beach or pool and her latest might be my favorite in the series. You can read my full review of that one here – Book Review – The Secret of Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey
If you are looking for a thriller…
Girls’ Night Out will have you questioning who you can really trust… Although thrillers aren’t a genre I usually gravitate to, I really enjoyed this book and I am continuously entertained by the two best-friend authors who wrote it. Their novel, The Year We Turned Forty will always be a favorite! Feel free to read my review of Girls’ Night Out as well as my review of The Year We Turned Forty.
And finally, if you are looking for a non-fiction book that you will not be able to put down…
Wow…just wow! I have always been a huge fan of Leah Remini…(who didn’t adore King of Queens?), but now I have even more of an appreciation for her as a person. Her well written story documenting her experience with Scientology was just fascinating. She is bold and doesn’t hold back, staying true to her personality. I have been telling everyone about this book!
I hope my suggestions help you choose your next book…
Summer is almost over! Enjoy every last moment!
What were your favorite books this summer?
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