I love reading in the summer. If you are like me it is hard to find time to read. Every year my husband and I go with my family to Oceanside, California and stay in a beach house. Last year I spent the whole time reading on the beach and doing nothing. This year I plan on doing the exact same thing. We leave on July 8th and I already have a stack of books ready to go. Today I thought I would share with you 10 of my favorite books as well as a few that I want to try.
|The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - Mockingjay|
by Suzanne Collins
|A Vision of Light|
by Judith Merkle Riley
I am a total sucker for historical fiction novels. A Vision of Light was written in 1988, by Judith Merkle Riley. When I was in high school I needed a new book to read and my mom brought me this one. I immediately loved it. This book is about a woman in the 1300s named Margaret Kendall, a voice tells her to write a book about her life. Since she is illiterate she goes in search of someone to write it for her. The story goes back and forth between her telling her past story and her 'present day' story. There is also a sequel to this book that is amazing as well.
|The Last Song|
by Nicholas Sparks
|Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!|
by Fannie Flagg
I am sure most of you have seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. I love the scene where Kathy Bates hauls off and smashes a car that cut her off. Anyway Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! was written by the same author. I have read a lot of Fannie Flagg's books but this one is my favorite by far. It is about this news reporter in the 70s who is trying to find out about her past, while still trying to get ahead in her career.
by Daphne duMaurier
If you haven't read this classic you need to. Rebecca was originally published in 1938. I read this book back in high school, but it is on the list to read again. It is all about this woman who is married quickly and whisked away to a beautiful and haunting estate called Manderley. Once she arrives there she finds her husband changed and there is a secret in the house.
|Water for Elephants|
by Sara Gruen
I just finished Water for Elephants a few weeks ago. I haven't seen the movie yet, I will have to get it from Red box. I really enjoyed this book. I love the story telling, and point of view. My only problem with this book was there were about three scenes that really weren't necessary, but other than those I really liked it.
|Girls in Trucks|
by Katie Crouch
by Ally Condie
|A Girl of the Limberlost|
by Gene Stratton-Porter
by Stephenie Meyer
Well now that I have rambled on about some of my favorite books and intended reads this summer, what are you reading? I am always up for new recommendations. I hope this has inspired you to forget about your to do list and spend some time curled up in your favorite reading spot!