Recently, I had a friend ask for book recommendations and in particular, books she might enjoy reading this summer. Her reading style leans more towards the “chick-lit”, or “women’s contemporary” genres of fiction.
So…alrighty then! This is what we’re here for right? 😉 This is what we live to do! Therefore, with her criteria and knowing the type/style of book she might most enjoy in mind, and a glance through my most recent past reads, I came up with this following list:
(I’ve written reviews for all but one in this list, so clicking on the cover will take you to it and for the one I did not write a review for (why?!) it will take you to my thoughts about it on Goodreads.)
How do you think I did? Can you think of anything else you would add? I know there are far more that I could have added (like, really, anything by Kristina McMorris and JoJo Moyes), but I didn’t want to overwhelm and for the most part, the majority of these I did read and thoroughly enjoyed during the summer months. In my mind, these were great summer reads – especially A Hundred Summers, Tigers in Red Weather and probably Beautiful Ruins.
UPDATE: It seems today is the day to find Summer Reading Lists! Here are a few that have popped up, as seen today, that will most certainly be adding titles to my 2014 Summer reading program!
New Republic’s 9 Smart, New, Entertaining Summer Reads
Vulture’s 6 Books to Read This Summer
Boston Globe’s Summer Reading Suggestions
I love book lists like this. Keep them coming!
Will try Tamye! 😉 Thanks!
I love your list. I’ve only read three, but two more are on my radar. I would also recommend Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. I loved it and it’s a great summer read.
Yes, the new one by Maggie Shipstead is narrated by the person that narrated Rules of Civility (I would add that to the list too!) so I’m keen on listening to that one but also have marked Seating Arrangements to read as well! Thanks Tanya!