I’ve been reading a lot of different types of books this summer. Inspirational ones, funny ones, sad ones, thought-provoking ones. Basically, not just the typical beach reads, although there are a few of those
Here are a couple of my favorite books I’ve read this summer:
This year, I made a conscious effort to read more. After years of not reading much, it was fun to get back into it and read some really great books. This gift guide has a book for everyone! For more of my all time favorite books, click here.
I loved this book. The characters and story sucked me in right from the beginning. It was funny, honest and raw.
Kate, a thirty-something screenwriter facing marriage and debt problems, returns home to Atlanta after her estranged father commits suicide. She’s joined by her two siblings, who struggle with their own issues, and eventually, their multiple step-moms and half-siblings.
Experiencing this difficult life moment together triggers Kate and her two siblings to confront their situations and get their lives back in order. Set over a four-day weekend, comical, painful moments ensue.
Sound familiar? This dysfunctional family reunion reminded me (in a good way!) of This is Where I LeaveYou. Both are two of my favorite books.
As part of my 36 in 365 days challenge, I set a goal to read 36 books. I plan to review some of my favorites here. First up: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
I read about this book online a while back, took a picture of it on my phone, (am I the only one who does this to remember things?) and then forgot about it completely. I remembered it weeks later, and found it in the library in the Young Adult section. I was a little worried it might be too childish, but decided to give it a try.
I’m glad I did. It was a fun, quick read (it took me two days), that draws you in right away. The end was a total surprise. I really did not see it coming.
It’s definitely a book you want to talk about with someone after reading (which is why I convinced my mom and L to read it). This Goodreads discussion board (CONTAINS SPOILERS!) was interesting to read afterwards, as was going back and rereading certain sections to see how everything fit together.