Books

Summer Reads

These breezy summer evenings and travels to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona have been perfect for lazy nights on the patio with summer books. I hope you find time to read some of my faves!

I’m in love with all things HGTV and, of course, JoAnna & Chip Gaines of Fixer Upper. The show has inspired many of my own kitchen renovations, so their book, The Magnolia Story, was naturally my first choice to start the summer. It was such a lovely and inspirational read! A perfect choice for a story of family, love and faith.

Next I was ready for a little who-dun-it adventure so I grabbed Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10. I was hooked after reading the opening page in Target! My girlfriend mentioned In A Dark, Dark Wood so I thought I’d give Ruth’s suspenseful novel a try, and I hooked. I forgot how much I missed these thrilling murder mysteries and couldn’t put it down. I’ve already reserved In A Dark, Dark Wood as my next read from local library (aren’t community libraries still the best!)

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Fredrik Backman (the blogger turned novelist) so I picked up his first novel, A Man Called Ove and fell in love with his writing. Witty and charming (you will laugh and cry) the characters were so lovable and real. I’m ready to dive into Fredrik’s other novels.

If you loved Big Little Lies, definitely pick up Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret. You are instantly intertwined into the lives of these strong women. The characters are well developed and Liane left me wanting more!

Up Next: In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Watts, The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo, and My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella.

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