Summer seems to be my reading season. Maybe it's less structured days, or less TV, or more time--but it always seems that I read so much more in the summer than I do any other time of the year. The library and I have definitely been BFFs this summer ;)
I've read six books so far this summer and have two more waiting for me at the library. If you are looking for a book to read while you lounge at the pool (or, you know, watch your toddler play in the dirt), here are six books I'd recommend :)
Longbourn by Jo Baker
This book took some time for me to get into, but in the end, I did find the story unique and the characters believable. If you like Jane Austen, perhaps this is a book for you. I wouldn't put this book on my top of my list, but I would still recommend it.
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
In typical Moriarty fashion, her characters are unique, fun, and entertaining. I didn't love this book as much as some of her other books, but I still found myself laughing and tearing up while I read. I appreciate Moriarty's ability to explore emotions and challenging topics in an unique way.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This book was very different than most books I pick up--a little more futuristic and science fiction. I found it mysterious and a little haunting (but not in a scary way). I think I read this book in less than two days--so it definitely captured my curiosity and imagination.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
This is one of those stories that sticks with you--the characters, the setting, and the issues really brought me in and I couldn't put it down. The story was both heart-breaking and heart-warming--I didn't want it to end.
Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
I have read most of Francine River's novels, and although I enjoyed this book, it probably wouldn't be my favorite. However, the theme of redemption, love, and acceptance were deep and moving. Definitely an encouraging read.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I adored this book. I don't often reread books, but I'm quite certain I would pick this one up again. It had all the makings of a good read--unique and delightful characters, clever writing, and a setting that makes you want to fly off and visit England. If you want a light and fun read (with a mix of historical fiction), go grab this book.
What have you been reading lately? Next up--I have The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner.
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