Summer is here and it means we can start crossing out some of those books off our reading list and checking out some of the titles our friends have been recommending all year. Whether you’re lounging your way through a paperback on the beach or traveling somewhere new with a stack of reading in your luggage, I’ve rounded up some of the books I am the giddiest to crack open this summer. Keep scrolling to see my picks…
- Little Fires Everywhere by I am so excited about digging into this book this July with the Simply Beachy Book Club. (Details on how to join soon.)
Why this book caught my eye besides all the great reviews: This book is about the bonds between mothers and their children; The relationship between mothers and daughters in particular… I have a daughter and of course, I am a daughter, so the anticipation is killing…`
- Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (author of Big Little Lies)
Throwing it back to Liana Moriarty first book because this book is great for anyone looking for sometime fun and light–but not fluffy–to read… perfect for the lounging by the pool.
I adore this author and all her books. This is the second book from the Peachtree bluff series so I suggest reading Slightly South of Simple first.
- All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Warning: Clear your schedule before starting this book. This thriller has all your favorite page-turners: Think The Girl on a Train, The Luckiest Girl Alive and Gone Girl all rolled into one.
- Everybody Always by Bob Goff
When I received this book, I had a lot of mixed emotions. Afterall, this book had a lot to live up to. It was either going to be a complete letdown or God was going to use it, like He did Love Does, to speak to me in a powerful way. It did not disappoint! I was already highlighting and stopping to pray through the ideas presented in the prologue. The prologue, guys! So just think what the whole book did to my heart.
- Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
If you want to be inspired, read it.
If you feel like the Lord is calling you to do something difficult, read it.
If you have a passion for orphan care, read it.
If you want to do missions work, read it.
If you want to read a book of love, read it.
- This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz
If you’ve been missing This Is Us and can’t wait until it returns this fall, this is the perfect book for you. Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate on the series, recently released a memoir where she shares insights about her unique journey to Hollywood and gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the hit NBC show.
- The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews is the queen of the summer beach reads and she just released her newest novel May 8th. If you like stories about friendships, murder, love, and secrets in an impossibly gorgeous setting, this will be the summer read you can’t put down.
- All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Rumor has it is one of Giffin‘s most topical, gripping books yet. We Cannot wait. Out June 26.
- A Double Life by Flynn Berry
If you are looking for a thrilling then here you go. Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train says it is, “A thrilling page-turner.” Out July 31.
What books are you looking forward to reading this summer?
Let me know in the comments!
XO Simply Beachy