I always used to be a big reader. I’d read a book a week, sometimes more. But somewhere along the way I stopped reading as much as I used to, and I hate that! This summer I decided to make an effort to get back into it and am so glad I did. To me, there is nothing better than being curled up in my PJs or in the tub with a good book. Here are a handful that I’ve really enjoyed reading this summer.
I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments section… at the rate I’m going, I need some new ones!
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling made me laugh and laugh and laugh. I had no idea how funny she is, but now I am completely obsessed with her!
Kiss Me First was honestly a little bit creepy but I couldn’t put it down! My boyfriend sweetly saw this written up in Entertainment Weekly and picked it up for me. It’s another thriller, and is about the Internet age, chat rooms, cults, and general craziness. I had a hard time empathizing with the main character but that’s one of the things I liked about the book. I read this one in two nights while I was sick last week.
The Time Between is a great read, especially if you have a sister. It details really the struggle between two sets of sisters (and the secrets that they keep.) It’s a bit slow at times but turns into the most wonderful mystery. There’s also a little love story in there that appealed to the romantic in me.
What Remains is a really, really sad one, but I highly recommend it. Carole Radziwell (who I had no idea is one of the Real Housewives of NYC – probably wouldn’t have read this if I knew that.) It was a beautiful memoire of love and loss. Carole was best friends with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and married to JFK Junior’s cousin (who was battling cancer.) As you might imagine, I bawled my eyes out.
A Place At the Table was one of the most feel good books I’ve read all summer. It’s a testament to the healing power of food and follows three different characters as they fight their individual battles and overcome certain obstacles… intertwined with each other. It was really beautifully written – I couldn’t put it down.
Reconstructing Amelia is Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl. I read this in one night. One night. I came home from work at 7:30, couldn’t put it down until after midnight. Such a good one if you love a thriller… I can’t wait for the movie!