Yay, I am finally, FINALLY sharing my summer reads with you. All part of this reading challenge I gave myself this year.
Now, know that this is just a list for novels. I’m always reading something, usually “advice” books or cookbooks. I also frequently fall down the very deep true-crime rabbit hole, only online, but still.
Once you get one of these cases stuck in your head, it’s hard to let go. Add some podcasts and TV episodes to that and you are DONE. So, I’m making a more concentrated effort this year to read more fiction. I actually started this last year, but I didn’t read as much as I wanted to, so this year is a do-over.
Let’s get to the list, shall we? And, keep in mind, this is short. For a good reason. I don’t want to overwhelm myself or feel guilty for not reading a ton of books. So I think starting small is smart. Adding books once you’ve read your starting list is much easier and more pleasant.
Here it goes:
- Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
This is an oldie, but I love it. It’s a semi-light read that will make you feel like you’re lying on a beach in Nantucket. I’m lowkey obsessed with anything New England, so reading this book (or any by Elin) makes a lot of sense for me.
- Beartown by Fredrik Backman
This one caught my eye right away! A town called Beartown… there’s so many directions this could go and I’m excited to dive in. A story based in a small town has to have string characters, at least that’s what I’m hoping to see.
- The Dry by Jane Harper
This is one of those books that I know, absolutely know, my mom would love. Crime novels were here favorite and this one seems really interesting. I know crime novels aren’t for everyone, but I love a good mix of genres.
- The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
This one will hit me straight into the heart, I just know it.
- The woman in the window by A.J. Finn
Whew… you’ve probably heard of this one a million times by now. In fact, they’re even turning it into a movie! Well, I’ve already read this one and I really enjoyed it. I like the style it’s written in, so I think I’ll be reading this again sometime this year.
Let me know what’s on your list!