Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reading About Summer

Our library bag is always overflowing.

We request books so frequently and stop by our library so often that we're known on sight by all of our librarians.  We often have a box of books waiting for us to pick them up; especially during the school year when we are really diving into science, history, and reading.

And yet it hasn't been up until recently that I have made sure to remember to include books for myself!

I love to read.  But I can sometimes go whole months without making the time to read.  Summer is a time that we slow down our lives, simplify our "to do" lists and I find that I have no problem reading book after book.

It is my indulgence; I read sappy romance novels, love stories, and stories about family struggles.

This summer I have been reading a new book every few days!


So far every one of my favorite "summer books" that I have read have taken place on Nantucket Island (which is now on my "to visit" list!) and I just love how summary they all make me feel.

I have found two new favorite authors and have been devouring their books!  Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer bring these summer tales to life.

Right now I'm reading A Summer Affair



I have already read Summerland



Nantucket sisters



Island Girls



Next on my "to read" list:

Here's to Us



The Rumor 



Summer House



The Guest Cottage




Linking Up With: Frugal Friday.

I Choose Joy!

This Is How We Roll Thursday Party


Awesome Life Friday






19 comments :

  1. We are kindred spirits. Just this morning I finished Here's To Us. Fabulous novel. She is my go to author for summer reading. I have read every book and continue to seek out when her new releases come out. I have read Nancy Thayer's books too. She is good to but Elin H. Is the gal! Thanks for sharing on Book Wino.

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    1. I couldn't believe that I had never read any of her books before! I just love them and am sure I'll have read them all by summer's end.

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    2. Congrats! You were one of MOST VIEWED posts from last week's BOOK WINO party at Party at My Place. Will be shouting you out on Thursday!

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  2. These look like such relaxing reads, especially while lounging at the beach or lake! I have seen a lot of Elin's books. I may have to pick one out soon. Which is your favorite of hers?

    Here are my June reads: http://elle-alice.blogspot.ca/2016/06/june-book-reviews.html

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    1. They're perfect for lounging. I'm not sure I have a favorite though; they're all so good.

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  3. I'm still working on my summer themed book--got waylaid by other books. Enjoying getting to know your blog.
    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/bullet-journaling-and-how-i-dont-really-do-it-but-sort-of-do/

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    1. I think my book list grows by leaps and bounds everyday! I just added 4 more to it today.

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  4. Great list indeed! We are working on our summer list as well and have our challenge as always. I love reading all thiose new books while enjoying my break :). Happy #OMHGWW ;)

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  5. Along time ago I read Nora Roberts books and enjoyed them alot.
    Hope your weekend is great!

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  6. What a fabulous list of books- and I haven't read any of them yet! I'll have to put some of them on my library list!

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  7. I can totally relate. I had to get one of those boxes on wheels to accommodate all our library selections. Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.

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    1. Oooh! A box on wheels; what a great idea. Then I wouldn't have to break my back trying to carry them all!

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  8. I totally received an Elin book yesterday...but now I can't remember which one! I totally think her books are perfect for summer and I loved the Rumor. Thanks for linking up with Spiel the Beans!

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    1. They are perfect for summer; however I really want to visit Nantucket now!

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  9. I have so many of these books on my list to read! I adore the covers which is clearly the way to pick a book. ;) Thanks for linking with us!

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    1. Clearly! I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but I totally do!

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