Welcome to Sweet Summertime Reads! All summer long I will be featuring a different blogger to share their current summer reads + what's on their agenda for this summer. I hope you'll join me each week! Today, Heather from The Turning Pages is showing us what's in her reading pile for the summer + all her summer goodness she's planning to do (psst, can I come visit??!!). Please welcome Heather to the blog!
Hello & happy summer friends! It’s hard to believe it’s not officially summer yet, especially here in the Carolinas where temperatures are at or just below 100 this week. Whew! I can’t imagine what it’ll actually be like once the summer season is actually here. You can definitely say a cold drink is kept handy and the AC is on full blast.
Having the summers off as a teacher is an added bonus. It’s a time when I get to catch up on all the books I’ve been wanting to read and to binge watch some of my favorite TV shows. And of course, I can’t forget spending time by the pool. Luckily there is one in my backyard, so I don’t have to go far to lounge by the water with a good book & hand and an ice cold glass of lemonade (my favorite summer beverage).
This summer, I have four books at the very top of my summer reading list. Three of which are ones I’ve never read and one being a favorite that I plan to re-read. Here are my summertime picks:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen: my summer reread. Each summer, I pick out one Dessen novel to reread. It’s my own personal vacation without having to go anywhere.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: I love Perkins’ novels & this is one I’ve put off far too long, so I’m buckling down and going to enjoy it by the pool.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: This is another I’ve put off reading & I don’t know why. It seems like the perfect book about friends, family, & love. I can’t wait to finally read it!
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin: This is one I’ve had several people recommend to me & I’ve been waiting for the summer to roll around so that I can fully enjoy the setting and perhaps pretend that I too am enjoying a summer in the Hamptons.
With reading being a big part of my summer plans, that’s not all I have on the summertime agenda. With a trip to the beach hopefully in the works, I’ll also be attending my fair share of concerts this summer. After all, summer’s not complete without good company & good music.
Happy summer, y’all!
Heather, I am beyond jealous of your reading selections this summer! You've got not only my favorite Dessen in there, but you're also experiencing some of the best YA reading for the first time! You've got some amazing literature waiting to be read. Thanks so much for sharing your Sweet Summertime Reads with us!
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