Ah, summer. When I finally stop all the excuses, find a secluded spot, and READ for pleasure! I read both indie and well-known authors this summer, and only had a few books I decided to put down because they didn’t hold my attention/ interest at the time. I’d rather highlight the ones I truly loved, and give you a few descriptive words as to why. I’m not going to put them in any order. They don’t compare – they were all excellent, entertaining, and page-turning for me.
Gripping, disturbing, chilling, page-turning. Set aside a weekend, and some munchies!
Such an untraditional love story; I loved how unique this novel was. I loved its artistry. I did find the jumping back and forth every few pages a bit jolting, but I hung in there, because the characters and their story was so interesting. Definitely not a beach read if you’re the type to be interrupted lots on the beach. Read it alone in a cozy spot. When I lost my patience or concentration with this novel, about 2/3 of the way through (and probably just because I was overtired and on a long road trip when I finished this) I just put it down and went back to it, because it is worth it. There is something magical about this love story; it stays with you long after you read it.
This is the sequel to Me Before You. While I liked MBY, I preferred After You to the first one a) because I think the first one was over-hyped so much this summer I expected even more than I should have from it and b) Moyes went deeper into the main character’s thoughts and motivation, and I really enjoyed that. I felt like I got to know the MC even more and was rooting for her more as a result. Read both books if you enjoy touching, thought-provoking romance novels.
If you love romantic comedies that are light yet entertaining reads, you need to get to know Lacey London and her Clara series. These are super beach reads; such fun and some silliness, yet all full of heart, humor, and clever quips. I love how quirky Clara is and the situations she finds herself in. You may find yourself chuckling out loud as well as rolling your eyes at her – like a TV sitcom, these reads are NOT to be taken too seriously, but if you let go and just enjoy, they can be a real escape from your everyday. I’ve already bought four in the series.
A funny, touching novel about women’s relationships (over 40). I loved the way Cook made each woman different, and found their adventures amusing. I could almost smell the lavender the entire time I was reading. You’ll see.
I’m the author of The Ticket
– perhaps you’d like to add that one to your TBR list? 🙂
Thanks for reading,