I have not been reading as much in 2017 as I’d like. I swear it took me 5 months to finish one book- not because it was bad- just because life gets in the way! I usually only have time to read once the kids are in bed and I often turn into a pumpkin myself by that point. Can anyone relate?
My goal is to read THREE whole books this month. I’m sure some of you could read that many in a weekend, but, again, that’s a tall order for me. I’m excited about my selections, though!
Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry
My granny flies through paper backs and passes them onto me. This book takes place in a small resort town in coastal Georgia and follows three sisters who have drifted apart thanks to childhood crushes, family secrets, and more. I’m about 60 pages in and it’s great so far! A perfect beach read.
I’ve seen this one all over my book club circles and social media so I decided to go for it. According to the book jacket, the book is about a boy, a girl, and the universe. Yoon calls herself a hopeless romantic who believes you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever. Sign. Me. Up!
This Is How It Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel
Another book that’s all over social media. It’s about a family with a transgender child and all of the revelations and transformations that arise along their journey. It was named an Amazon Best Book of January 2017. I have a feeling it will give my book club ladies lots to discuss.
These are some titles I always recommend when people ask for suggestions:
The Nightingale and Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale is the BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ)
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Island, The Castaways, A Summer Affair (or really any book) by Elin Hilderbrand
Double Whammy and Skinny Dip (or any book) by Carl Hiassen
What are you reading this summer? I’m hoping to get through these three in June and bring you some new (to me) titles in July!
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