June 11, 2014

Top 10 Summer Reads

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I wish I could say that I'm an obsessive book worm who plows through libraries of books with ease. I mean, I could even settle for having a good conversation about what I am reading lately.

Wait, you mean talking about the fact that I can easily watch 4 episodes of book-turned-series Orange is the New Black isn't an acceptable alternative to actually reading the series?

Well, this summer, I am out to turn things around. It's time for me to reignite my passion for getting completely lost in a good book while lounging outside on our porch. Or perhaps to decide that picking up a good read over catching up on my DVR is way more worthwhile.

So I have made a fantastic list of books that excite me, and believe it or not, I'm half way through the first book! Well on my way, my friends, well on my way.



My Summer Reading List

1// The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
- This is insanely good so far, although it does hit a little close to home given the fact that I work with cancer patients every single day. Excited to finish and then see the newly released movie!


2// The Hundred Foot Journey by Robert Morais
- I've been dying to read this culture and food filled read. Not to mention the upcoming film looks fantastic!


3// Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 
Want to hear a secret? I was drawn o the book by it's cover (ha!), but once finding out that it's set in a gorgeous Italian town with lots of rumors and mystery, it easily jumped on my ever-growing list.


4// Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
People won't stop buzzing with excitement about this book, so naturally I need to do some snooping.


5// Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Another read I keep seeing everywhere. What a cleverly interesting cover and I can't wait to dive into the mystery.


6// Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist (thanks for the recommendation, Rach!)
The celebration of serving good food and doing life by loving others one meal at a time.


7// Wild by Cheryl Strayed 
The adventurist side of me is completely intrigued by this story. A completely independent woman off to find new adventure while hiking her way through the Pacific Crest Trail.


8// Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar 
This book was simply written to feed my soul. An inside look at why modern day women are thriving on going back generations to learn the art of canning, sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, and so much more. A glimpse inside the ambitions I love to daydream about.


9// Driving Lessons by Zoe Fishman 
The story just seems like a good one about three women each at a crossroads in their life and how they deal with everything that comes along with that.


10// The One and Only by Emily Giffen
Let's be clear here, I am obsessed with anything and everything Emily Giffen has ever written. So low and behold, the moment she released a new book (I've been waiting forever!), it went on the list.


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// What's on your summer reading list? //


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21 comments:

  1. Gone Girl and The Fault in Our Stars are both GREAT books! Also add Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. I've read all three of those so far this year. I'm currently reading Firefly Lane and have The Husband's Secret on deck :)

    xo Meg
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    1. Yay!! Thanks for the recommendations - I am going to look those up, STAT! :)

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  2. great list! gone girl is such a good book. I LOVE jojo moyes books -- especially me before you, the girl you left behind and the last love letter from your lover. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Oh man, hearing Jojo Moyes' books twice now. That means they have to be great, right? Can't wait to check them out! :)

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  3. TFIOS!!!!!! I've read it three times and saw the movie. (They did an excellent job!) But it hits a little close to home for me too, even though I don't have cancer. It's complicated. And Gone Girl is interesting. The book itself was good but not my usual genre. However, the movie was filmed in the town where I had been living in Missouri so I'm really excited to see it!

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    1. I can't wait to go see The Fault in Our Stars! And sayyyy whhhaaaattt??? What Missouri town was it filmed in? Living in Kansas City has me limbo between Kansas and MO on a daily basis, so I'd love to know where!

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  4. Ditto on Jojo Moyes. I read 3 of her books earlier this year and they are so good. I've read almost half of your list and would definitely recommend them (Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5)

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    1. Oh Andi, I knew you would be my little book worm saving grace! I love hearing that a few of the books on my list were definitely a good read. It makes me twice as excited! :)

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  5. I can't decide if I should read TFIOS, I don't want to cry like a blubbering baby haha :)

    Gone Girl is so addicting...planning on reading her others soon!

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    1. Rach, you should totally read TFIOS. I mean, I know I am only half way through the book, but it's so amazing. Can't wait to read Gone Girl, and of course your beloved Bread and Wine! :) Eeek!

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  6. Bread and Wine is a great book! Gone Girl is on my list too!

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    1. I love hearing these recommendations over and over - that assures me that they are doozies! :)

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  7. The Fault in Our Stars is number 1 on my list too!! I just hope I get around to some reading this summer, I feel like my summer is already jam packed.

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    1. I totally hear you. I am trying to take some time to read over my lunch break or right before bed at the very least. So many new adventures to discover!

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  8. I read The Fault in Our Stars last week and immediately made my husband read it. I thought it was great, and he agreed. I wept for a good 3 hrs while reading, he claims he didn't. ;)

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed was also fantastic. I skipped through a couple of sad animal parts (just can't take that), but otherwise, it was a wonderful book. REALLY made me want to go adventuring, asap.

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    1. Haha, that's so funny! What's great is Adam already told me the other day that he wanted to read The Fault in Our Stars (and I didn't even prompt it - ha)! Thanks for the heads up on Wild - I also can't handle sad animal things, so I appreciate that!

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  9. I love love love Emily Giffin...will definitely be checking out her new book, thanks for the suggestion! xo

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    1. Oh girl, me too! I've always loved every single one of her books! Enjoy! :)

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  10. I love love love The Fault in Our Stars. Gone Girl was also great. If you enjoy it you should read Gillian Flynn's other dark and twisty novel, Sharp Objects.

    So great meeting you last night :)

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  11. I just finished The Fault in Our Stars. I absolutely loved it! I can completely relate to the book though, and to Augustus since I'm a survivor of Osteosarcoma. I laughed....I cried...while reading this book. I have pages dog eared. It is probably one of my favorite reads of all time!

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