As a teacher, my summer begins the day school ends. I always like to celebrate another year of cherubs come and gone with a good book on the beach and what may or may not be water in my Corkcicle Tumbler-Classic Collection-Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 16 oz, Gloss Turquoise
I have loaded up my Kindle with a few novels that I am ready to enjoy on the beach, on the plane, or by the pool this summer and I can’t wait to share them with you.
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
In the newest novel by Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on a Train, you are introduced to a strange town obsessed with witchcraft and water. Through multiple character perspectives, Hawkins pulls you in until the last page. You won’t want to come up for air. (See what I did there?) Into the Water: A Novel
- All the Missing Girls by Megan MirandaIn Megan Miranda’s spellbinding thriller, two women disappear a decade apart and you can’t help but wonder what happened. This story has been compared to Girl on a Train which I could absolutely not put down and I love how it is all told in reverse. I’m sure it will be another I can’t put down.
- At the Water’s Edge by Sara GruenOk, Water for Elephants is my all time favorite book and the movie was only made better by the lovely Reese Witherspoon. But seriously, anything with Sara Gruen’s name on it is for me because of her amazing talents as a writer I am sure I will love this one just as much. This novel just happens to also be a World War II love saga, which is one of my favorite types of stories.
- Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans WelchThis is the perfect summer book to read by the pool and dream of a vacation far away. This book is set in Tuscany and features father/daughter drama, an adorable best friend, a secret journal, and some of Italy’s hidden gems. I am also LOVING the tagline for the book which speaks to my heart and my recent trip to Italy where I was inspired to start this blog. Are you ready for it? “People come to Italy for love and gelato, but sometimes they discover so much more.”
- My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophia Kinsella
In Sophia Kinsella’s new novel she touches the soul of every 20-something on the planet by exploring a life that appears, yet isn’t so perfect. The main character, Katie, discovers what it means to have a “perfect” world come crashing down and what exactly having a truly perfect life entails. Kinsella’s books are easy beach reads and thy are usually funny too. My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel