We are off to an interesting summer – to say the least. Despite things slowly opening up, it’s fairly clear that there will still be more time spent home this summer. I have to be honest, lazy summer days are my favorite kind. I’ve made summer reading a priority, and I am excited to share a few books you need to add to your own summer reading list!
The Safe Place
I just finished The Safe Place – and WOW. It was such a good book. I was sent an advance copy of the audiobook thanks to Macmillion Audio.
Admittedly, this is actually my first-ever audiobook, but it definitely won’t be my last. It’s been so peaceful to sit out on the hammock for an hour after dinner, relax, close my eyes, and become completely engulfed in the story.
The story follows Emily, who is struggling to make ends meet. As her career aspirations, relationship with her family, and home are hanging by a thread, the story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions with every twist. This summer thriller is Anna Downes debut novel, and I am eagerly awaiting her next!
This was one of the first audiobooks I have read in a long time, but it definitely rekindled my love of reading, and reminded me how much I missed getting lost in a good book. I’ve been spending my afternoons, listening to a chapter or two in the hammock while the girls play in the sprinklers! Summer reading done right 😉
I talk a bit more about the book in this Instagram post, too!
I wanted to read Follow Me by Kathleen Barber immediately. I was SO curious to see how the life of an influencer would be portrayed! The story follows an influencer with 1 million followers, a new job, and a stalker. I was disappointed on the amount of research I felt the author put into this book (felt like none), his is a chilling, creepy read that kept me turning pages. There were a lot of details about Audrey’s career as an Instagram Influencer that were very off, and some did distract me a bit from the story line. It was an entertaining read, and it will definitely make you think twice before you tag your location next time you post 😉
Verity was SO GOOD, guys. Like, kept me turning pages, guessing, and having a hard time putting it down. This was recommended by so many people, and included in so many book lists, so I finally figured to give it a go.
Where to even start. A man reaches out to a struggling author when his wife is unable to complete on her contract. She agrees. But while going through notes/gathering research to begin writing, she discovers something shocking – even dangerous, and as she discovers her feelings for him growing, she is committed to keeping it secret. This story will engulf you, and literally suck you right in. It is VERY suspenseful, but I absolutely loved it.
The way this book ended kind of left it open for interpretation! If you have a book club, this would be SUCH a good one to read and discuss!
A Week at the Shore
I am almost finished with A Week at the Shore, by New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Delinsky. A Week At The Shore explores how the lives and relationships of three sisters are forever changed when they reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.
This book has a bit of everything: a mysterious death, estranged sisters, broken marriage vows, and is sprinkled with lies, broken hearts, and secrets. A page-turner for sure, and the fact that it all happens at the beach makes this an instant addition for your summer reading list!