Reading list: Summer book recommendations

I’ve been on a major reading spree lately. I have no idea why, but I’m loving it and busting through books like crazy. Here’s what I just finished reading and what’s coming up on my summer reading list. What are you reading right now? Any other suggestions?

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Apparently everyone is obsessed with this Young Adult novel and there is a big movie coming out this summer. I liked it and it was a quick read, but I wasn’t insanely obsessed with it. Maybe because I’m not a 15-year-old girl? Worth reading, however.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I know that I’m late reading this book — it came out in 2011 and it’s been on my to-read list ever since. It was dark and magical and mysterious. Despite thinking that the ending got a bit jumbled up, I enjoyed reading it and would recommended it. It’s a thick book and took a few weeks to wade through, so save this for when you know you can commit.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

This book is perfect, perfect, perfect summer reading, in my opinion. I finished it in a couple of days (she insists that you do in the opening chapter) and I thought it was relevant and funny, especially if you follow pop culture and celebrity life… or, if you’re simply a 30-something trying to figure out this crazy world.

Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

I’ve been trying to catch up with my sweet friend Sarah’s novels, but she is writing them faster than I can read! I devoured Morning Glory, which is based on a Seattle houseboat and this was the first book of hers that I read where I was so completely lost in the book and the characters that I stopped hearing Sarah reading it to me in my head! Highly recommend this one for some beach reading this summer.

I just started The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, on recommendation from my Seattle book club (who surprised and kidnapped me in Bellingham last weekend! it was sooo fun!).

For more book recommendations, check out 7 Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014. I keep a running list of books I’ve read on Pinterest, including what I’ve read in 2014, 2013, 2012 and books on my to-read list.

What’s on your reading list this summer?
Any recommendations for us?
(I’ll compile a list!)

All book links go to Amazon. I am not affiliated with Amazon in any way, other than I buy my books via their site for my Kindle. In case you were wondering, which you probably weren’t…



4 thoughts on “Reading list: Summer book recommendations

  1. Chelsea

    Ummmm three out of the five were on last years book club AND doing The Husbands Secret this month! Loved it


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