It’s Book Review Day!
I absolutely LOVE to read and usually I read TONS in the summer. But friends, this year I didn’t read as many during our summer months! We traveled, we swam, we watched movies, rode bikes, went for walks, stayed up late, had friends over, and I guess we were just having too much fun! Haha! I read a lot in the evenings before bed and I think moreso in the winter months when it is dark outside by 6:00pm. Because let’s be real…when it is dark at 6pm, I’m already showered and in my PJs and ready to be cozy for the night! So hopefully, my reading will pick back up! My goal is to read more in September. Hold me to it!
A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand
Claire has trouble saying “No” and setting boundaries to balance her life as a wife, mother, and artist. So when asked to chair the social event of the year for Nantucket, she knows she will handle it. However, when planning begins she is introduced to Lock Dixon and sparks begin to fly. Claire quickly finds the gala and her life spinning out of control! Light and easy read I think you’ll enjoy if looking for a good chick-lit book! And you just cannot go wrong with Elin Hilderbrand!
The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer
Sophie Anderson is a mother of two whose husband has just left her for another woman. Trying to regroup and figure out what to do, she decides to rent a cottage on Nantucket from her friend, Susie Swenson. A single father who has recently lost his wife, Trever Black also decides to get away with his little boy for the summer and rents a cottage from his friend, Ivan Swenson. Discovering they have both leased the same cottage, they decide to try to make it work and share the house. Sophie and Trever become close as they share their summer together. A sweet romance makes this the perfect beach read! Nancy Thayer is becoming one of my favorite authors! If you have read some of hers, tell me which one I should read next!
The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft
Oh my goodness!!! This was one of my very favorite books to read in a long time!! Thrilling and suspenseful with so many twists and turns you won’t see coming! Bethany is happily married however she is having an affair with one of her famous clients. Until…he is brutally murdered. Someone knows her secret and she begins receiving threats. Who is the murderer? Who is behind the threats? This book is gripping until the end! I COULD NOT put this one down!! Highly recommend adding this one to your reading list!
My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
This book has been so popular this summer! And I loved it too!
I don’t want to give too much away but this one reminded me of The Royal We. It has all the feels! Friends, I flew through reading this one! It is THAT GOOD! The book is a fictional tale about a young American woman, Ella, who earns a Rhodes Scholarship and spends a year studying at Oxford. She starts a casual fling with her English Lit professor, Jamie Davenport. Jamie has a secret holding him back from allowing their relationship to become much more. This book will captivate you. It is unpredictable and absolutely fantastic! You'll laugh, cry, and you'll be angry at how hard life can be sometimes. This book has it all! Read it!
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
This book was another favorite this summer. However, it is R RATED so be aware! This book is the third book in the Devil Wears Prada series but you really don’t have to read the other two to read this one. I think it can totally stand alone. This book follows Emily who used to be Miranda Priestly’s assistant at Runway. Emily is now married and living in LA and is a consultant to the stars. Lately, she has been losing clients and needs to turn things around. At the same time, a former supermodel turned Senator’s wife has been arrested for a DUI with a car full of kids, including her stepson. Karolina becomes the most hated woman in America while her husband is already moving on with a new woman in his life. She is losing her stepson and her life is unraveling when Emily enters the picture. I adored this book. And you can’t go wrong when it comes to Miranda Priestly making an appearance!
Everybody Always by Bob Goff
I felt like everyone was talking about this book. It was all over social media and I had several friends recommend it. It was SO GOOD! It is all about how we need to love one another. We need to BE love. Bob Goff is an excellent storyteller. He gives examples of using your every day circumstances to be an example like Jesus loving others well. Friends, I underlined constantly in this book! There was so much I wanted to remember and look back on and I have already gone back to reread some of it. I told Mark he needed to read it next although he may need his own copy! Ha! 😉We all need this reminder to love. Love is an action and the response we should give every single time when faced with family, friends, and acquaintances each day. Even if you are not a reader (I’m looking at you Alyssa! 😊), you need to read this one! I promise you’ll love it!
That wraps up this book review. I hope you find one or six you enjoy!
I’m always keeping a list on my phone of what to read next. Honestly, the list is getting long. There just isn’t enough hours in the day to read all the books! I keep saying if that if I could get paid to read, it would be my dream job! If you know how to make this dream come true, let me know! You’ll be my new BFF! And if you have any MUST READs, please leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!