I’m so proud of myself! I whizzed right through my June book picks and even read a fourth book- A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams.
Quick recap of my June reads:
Driftwood Summer: LOVED this book. Easy summer beach read, but not cheesy (at least I didn’t think). I would highly recommend if you are looking for a feel-good love story for the beach or pool.
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola): I really enjoyed this one! It’s about two teens in New York who happen to meet the day that one of them is scheduled to be deported to her home country of Jamaica. It changes perspective throughout the book- I read it in three days!
This Is How It Always Is: A Novel: This was a bit heavier of a read. It was VERY descriptive and required a lot of attention (no skimming the pages here). It follows a family with five young boys, the youngest of which is transgender. I loved the parents and thought the book was good until the end. I thought most of it was realistic until the ending. It’s sad, yet uplifting and hopeful.
A Hundred Summers: This was my favorite of the four! It takes place in New York and Rhode Island in the 1930s and follows two friends through college, marriages, loves, betrayals, and the hurricane of the century. I especially loved the dialogue and descriptions of the dress and social norms of the time. I would recommend this 100 times over. In fact, I’ve added another Beatriz Williams book to my July list.
Ok so here we go for July!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I’ve seen this book (actually a series) on lots of popular reading lists so I’m giving it a go.
The story follows the opulent lives of some incredibly wealthy Singapore residents and expats. One review I read said if you don’t like reading about rich people flying in private jets, don’t read this book. 😉 It’ll be nice to see that even the wealthiest 1% in the world still deal with family drama.
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
When I shared my love for A Hundred Summers on social media, many followers said that they also enjoyed this book. I’ve always enjoyed historical fiction, especially anything set during or just following WWII. The book follows two female characters facing different problems and struggles intertwined with glitz, glamour, and a love story for the ages. Sounds right up my alley!
The Love Season: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
I’ve loved most every Elin book I’ve read. They are perfect easy beach reads, but I love the way she develops her characters. I often find myself thinking about them and the way she intricately webs them throughout her plots long after I finish the book. I don’t even know what The Love Season is about, but chances are, I’ll enjoy it.
A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
Who doesn’t love Jimmy Buffett? My mom read this book years ago and raved about it. According to the the reviews, Jimmy combines humor and emotion in this Caribbean tale and reminds us that paradise is just a state of mind. I’m going on a cruise at the end of July and saving this book for the Lido Deck!
So what have you read this summer? Any that I should add to my list?