Summer Reading Guides – What are you excited to read this summer?

Last summer, I discovered Modern Mrs. Darcy and her Summer Reading Guide, where she recommends the best books of the summer. And this year, I discovered Sarah’s Book Shelves also publishes her own Summer Reading Guide. Not that I need to add more books to my TBR list, but I was excited to see these lists come out this week! And I was happy to see I’ve already read (and loved) several books on Sarah’s guide, and have many of them waiting on my Kindle (and a few physical copies) to read. Are you excited about any of these books?

Make sure to check out both of their blogs for more recommendations and to download their Summer Reading Guides.

Modern Mrs. Darcy

Sarah’s Book Shelves


Books I’ve Already Read

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb (reading now)

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (LOVED)

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (LOVED)

Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan (LOVED)

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker


Books on my TBR List (I Own Copies)

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Only Ever Her Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer


Books on my Audio Hold List

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

The Editor by Steven Rowley

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

How to Be Married by Jo Piazza

Out East by John Glynn

{Monthly Recap} – July

monthly recap

July was a really great reading month for me – 8 books!  In the same week, I received the two books I was most looking forward to reading in 2014 – and they were fantastic, surpassing all of my expectations.  Both definitely top my list of favorite reads for 2014.  I also reached my goal for the Summer Reading Program challenge!  It was a small goal, but that’s okay – I’m just glad I accomplished it.

Books I Read:

Love, in English by Karina Halle (Review)

Nash by Jay Crownover

Happenstance by Jamie McGuire (Review)

Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Review)

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Review)

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown (Review)

Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

You by Caroline Kepnes

My Favorite Books of the Month:

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I couldn’t pick just one – they both deserve equal recognition because they were amazing!

Books Read in July: 8

Books Read in 2014: 42

Things I’m looking forward to in August:

I never seem to read any of the books I think I’m going to read in the next month.  In fact, looking at my June Recap post, I only read one of the books I said was on my radar!  There’s that moody reader thing coming into play. Here are a few books I really want to read soon.  Maybe my goal for August should be to read at least 2 of these books, which will be better than I did last month!

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And I’m really excited that Isla releases in 2 weeks!



What’s on your radar for August?