Reading my way through the Summer // 2015 summer reading list

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I love reading in general, but I especially love reading on the beach, by the pool, or even out on the balcony of my apartment. There's not much I love more than reading outdoors.
{Mostly because, I cannot read in my room...too many distractions}
I'm also extremely picky about my book choices. I have to be very, very excited and interested in what I'm reading. My brain just doesn't focus well enough otherwise. I've read plenty of books that I didn't like...mostly because the movie was coming out so I wanted to read the book first. But there have been many that I regret reading now {Can we say "The Lovely Bones"...ugh! I couldn't stand it, and I can't believe I actually finished it!}

This summer, I've picked a few books to take with me on my summer adventures.
I hope you'll all share with me what you are reading or have read too! I love getting recommendations from others! Or if you've read any of these books and you have a review for me, I'd love to hear it :))

my 2015 summer reading list

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp: This is one that I've already started and I'm LOVING, and I have to finish it. {But this one is nice because I can read it, and another book at the same time} The writing is absolutely beautiful, but I need to read it in small doses in order to process it. I like it that way though. I've been margin writing and high-lighting the heck out of this book! And if you haven't read Ann's blog, you should! CLICK HERE!!

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen: More of a lighthearted read...a good one for sitting poolside. I still love Young Adult fiction, and Sarah Dessen was one of my favorite authors when I was in high school, but I never read this one. And I found it at Goodwill for 50 cents, so of course I snatched it up!

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: I'm so excited about this book! First of all, I can deeply relate to the two main characters. Secondly, it's told in two points of view. I love stories like that! And thirdly, its setting is a road trip across INDIANA! :))

Wonder by R.J. Palacio: You can tell I work with kids right? This one has been on my list for awhile. I'm constantly eyeing it at Barnes & Noble every time I go, but I've never actually bought it. I think I'm going to now. It's a quick and easy read, but I have yet to hear a negative review on it.


  1. I love Sarah Dessen! I'm liking the loks of this list lady :)

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  2. I read wonder and it's such a good book, you'll love it for sure! I also really want to read all the bright things, I've heard so many wonderful things xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    1. So far, Sam, it is amazing! But I'm legitimately nervous about what's coming, haha. I know it is all about mental health issues...which I love because I so appreciate when people take time to write on it's probably going to bring up a lot of emotional stuff for me. But seriously though, if I can get through "The Fault in Our Stars", then I can handle this book too, haha :))

  3. I've been looking for some books to read this summer as well so I'll definitely check these out!

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  4. Fab list! I need to get my act together and start reading some good books this summer. I need to put a list together! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. Oh my soul I LOVE Sarah Dessen... And Wonder. WHOA. I just adored Wonder and every ounce of it and was so sad when it ended. But I've heard there's a second and now I NEED it. :)