Top 10 Tuesday!

Hello readers!

Now that summer is finally on its way, once the weather gets the memo of course, that means one of my favorite things will be taking place....beach reading! Whether you're at the cottage, laying on a beach or just at home in your backyard, there is nothing better then a good book in the sunshine! I know I should really be sharing more wedding details and I promise I will for the remainder for the week! But, I thought now would be a great time to sneak in my Top 10 Reads for the Summer. Some of my favorites, that I've already started working my way through, can be found on this list which I did in the spring. Here are 10 more that I can't wait to get into!

Calling Me Home, by Julie Kibler

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship. Well that's all I needed to read for this puppy to move its way up to the top of my list. Forbidden love?! 1930's Kentucky?! I'm getting a serious "The Help" vibe, which is one of my all time favorite books! I can't wait to read this one.

The Smart One, by Jennifer Close

A gloriously funny new novel of sibling rivalry, thwarted expectations, and that place you return to when things go staggeringly awry: home. If this book is anything like "Girls in White Dresses", then I am sure to be impressed. Jennifer Close's debut book was so good, had all of my favorite elements, romance, different stories from different points of view and a little bit of drama and intrigue. She's witty and smart, definitely keeps you engaged in her stories.

Someday, Someday, Maybe, by Lauren Graham

From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead―and keep it together―in New York City. Ummmm Loralie Gilmore writes books?!? Sign me up, I freakin' love her! They need to make a Gilmore Girls movie, am I right?!

Fly Away, by Kristin Hannah

Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don’t they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . .If you've read a Kristin Hannah book, you know the power they have to suck you in, you bond with the characters and know that they're all page turners! My absolute favorite is Night Road worth the read for sure! Fly Away is her newest novel and it continues the story of Tully and Kate. Life long best friends, until Kate passes away and everyone is left reeling. I loved the first part of this story and cannot wait to continue on with the second!

Island Girls, by Nancy Thayer
OK, when I first read the description of this book, I thought somehow they'd gotten the author wrong. Sounded exactly like an Elin Hilderbrand book and if you know me, you know she is one of my all time favorites! Island Girls is about three estranged sisters that don't have the greatest relationship, but are forced to revisit that when their father passes away and leaves them all his Nantucket house. Sounds perfect, its got the island sunshine-y setting, a little bit of family drama and secrets and I'm sure, some romance!

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
This book sounds truly heartwarming and lovely, I like a good profound novel every once in a while, a heavy one that will keep me thinking. Sounds like this could be it! Molly, a young girl almost out of the foster care system and Vivian, an older woman that seems to be Molly's last chance; are brought together by unusual circumstances, quickly discovering they're not so different. Of course there is going to be mystery and intrigue! Sounds like a page turner!

A Hundred Summers, by Beatriz Williams
OK, I will admit, the cover is what struck up my immediate interest with this novel. It looks amazing, then I noticed that Elin Hilderbrand is totally behind this book. Sold! Honestly, whoever's idea it was to get authors to endorse other authors was brilliant! I will read anything one of my favorite endorses (and I have A LOT of favorites!). This story is set on memorial day weekend in 1938, its about a New York socialite that has been wronged by her ex best friend and ex fiancĂ©. I'm quite sure tons of drama ensues, secrets come out, you get it...I like these sort of books! This one is quickly moving its way up my list!

The Lake House, by Marci Nault
Two women, an unlikely friendship and, you guessed it, secrets galore! Plus the cover looks like my ideal seen this summer, a beautiful dock and lake :)

The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
The fact that this seems to be on everyone's must read list, makes it extra interesting (see what I did there?) to me. This is about a group of  remarkable teenagers, the story follows their close bond some years later and how things can change it, make it stronger, bend its limits and test emotions.

Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens
Imagine the unthinkable happening. You get abducted and end up in a remote cabin with a creepy stranger. Why do these books and stories captivate us? Why do we want to read about the worst thing taking place? For me, I like to read about the strength and resilience of these characters. They're so brave! Plus, its always a page turner, you want the best for the character, you feel like you're experiencing the awfulness along side them, certainly not in that detail thankfully.

I hope you've enjoyed the books I've shared, like I said, I will be happily making my way through them this summer! Already gearing up for my cottage week in July! All descriptions and photo's were derived from Amazon.ca

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post! I'm looking for some new reads for the summer :)


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