Monday, July 13, 2015

10 Great Summer Reads

I've really been reading a lot more lately. And I love it! Before I got pregnant I had a really difficult time sleeping. I was prescribed Ambien and took it on occasion, but hated the fact I needed something to help me sleep. I really needed it almost every night though. Then I got pregnant and wow did the insomnia kick my butt! It was so awful.

Anyways....after I had Kinley I decided I needed something to clear my mind at night and help me relax. I had gone that long without any medication that I knew it was possible I just needed to find something that worked. I have read many good books since she was born and seem to fly through them. Time to put that library card to use. I am sharing some good reads I have read so far this summer. I really enjoy mindless reading so I don't have to really think about what I am reading. Hence, helping me relax.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: It took me a little to get into The Girl on the Train. Everyone said if I loved Gone Girl I would love this one. Once I got into it a little bit it was pretty good! I definitely enjoyed reading it. Once you get to the middle it sucks you in.

The Butternut Summer Series by Mary McNear: This is a 3 book series. I stumbled upon it while trying to find something to read that wouldn't cost too much. I really enjoyed the first one. The second one jumped around a little bit and I was hoping it would follow the first one. Then the third one was great again. It was definitely mindless reading, perfect for beach reading. I love those sappy love stories.



The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll: I am still not sure what I think about this book. It definitely jumped around from past to present. I'm not going to lie, a few times I was confused as to what was going on. Did I mention I like mindless reading to help me relax :). Sometimes I got so sleepy I wasn't even thinking about what I was reading, and it got me lost in this book. I think overall it was a great read.
The Breathe Series by Elena Dillon: These were great mindless reading books. Drama and a love story all mixed together. There are 3 books then a prequel. 


Currently I am reading Consequences by Aleatha Romig. So far so good! I am really liking this one! It has got me sucked in from the beginning. Always a good sign.


There are a few more on my list but I would love to hear what your thoughts are on some good ones! I am going to need to go to the library because they are getting quite pricey getting them through my nook. What are some of your suggestions?

Happy Monday!

Linking up with Chelsie at Life with Rosie Blog and Ashley at American Honey Blog. Go read about the books they are sharing!

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34 comments:

  1. The girl on the train was really good. The Luckies Girl Alive is on my summer reading list also!

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  2. I've been looking for another book to read! Thanks for the ideas!

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I'm reading How Full is Your Bucket for work, and then I am trying to get into All the Light We Cannot See.

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    1. I haven't heard of those! I will keep them in mind..thanks!

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  4. Nice list! I haven't read the Butternut series...I'll have to look that one up! Thanks for the rec!

    Rosemond Cates
    http://www.bighairandbooks.com

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  5. Seems like you love to read mystery. I didn't like Gone Girl but I love Sidney Sheldon's novels. :)

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    1. I'll have to check her out! I haven't read any of her books.

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  6. I've seen so many people recommend Girl on the Train. I'm going to have to read it one of these days.

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    1. Yes you definitely should! I really enjoyed it!

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  7. So glad I read this post, looks like i've found my summer reading list!

    Becky | www.thebiglphotographyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY!!! Let me know how you like them!

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  8. These sound great. I'm almost done with Sharp Objects (same author as Gone Girl), and I'm really liking it so far.

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    1. I loved Sharp Objects as well as Dark Places by her! Have you read Dark Places?

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  9. I love to hear what everyone else is reading. I will have to look into these books. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. These look like good books. I am always looking for something new to read. And I have seen Girl on the train at the library... I'll hav eto get the first one though first.

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    1. The Girl on the Train is the first one. There isn't one before it. So definitely pick it up!

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  11. Those look like some great summer reads! Summer seems the best time for me to sit back with a book.

    kaitlyn

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    1. I love reading at night! And on the beach if I get a chance. But with a little one now reading on the beach is close to impossible.

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  12. These look like good books, but I don't get to read much on what most would consider reading for pleasure, when I do get to read it's has something to do with blogging, Seo, marketing,etc. But I do enjoy reading things to help me grow my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda! Hopefully you'll get the chance to read something for pleasure soon !

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  13. Thank you for the suggestions. I've already read the Girl on the Train, but none of the other ones. I will have to add them to my reading list. Thanks!

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    1. Definitely check them out Shann! They are great reads!

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  14. the butternut series looks like fun! I've been wanting to read a series before summer ends, might have to pick this up!

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    1. Jess I really enjoyed reading the Butternut Series...it was a fun read!

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  15. These look excellent. I am adding some of them to my travel reading list since i'll be on airplanes for a total of 56 hours in the next six months! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    1. OH my word! You are brave! Let me know how you like them!

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  16. I love this list! I'm always on the lookout for great books. I've heard wonderful things about the Girl on the Train - can't wait to dig into that one!

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    1. Laura definitely read it! It was a good one!

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  17. Here from the link-up! Ooh, so I read Luckiest Girl Alive and I really liked it! It was such an easy read, I thought despite it jumping back from the present to the past. Going to have to check out Consequences..!

    www.jewelswandering.com

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    1. I just started the second book in the Consequence Series and it is sooo good!! I didn't even know it was a series. LOL.

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