summer reading list.

I have a 14-hour car ride to Charleston next week and a beach vacation the following week, so I need to fill up my kindle with some new books. I just finished reading, What Alice Forgot and it was pretty good (I liked it more than The Husband's Secret by the same author). Now I am looking forward to reading these picks: 
1. The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais - Indian food in Paris?! I'm sold.
2. One More Thing by B.J. Novak - This was on my last reading list but I haven't gotten to it yet.
3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - this was highly recommended by Tiffany of Dancing Branflakes and my mom, so I am pretty much obligated to read it!
4. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - another recommendation from friends.
5. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (my favorite!) I've already pre-ordered this book, I'll get it just in time for my beach vacation (whoohoo!).

And here is a rundown of the books I have read so far this year-- ranked from BEST to meh not so good:

1. Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. The Last Love Letter to Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
4. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
5. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
6. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
7. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
8. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
9. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

What is on your summer reading list?


  1. I have heard "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" is hilarious! I have it downloaded for my Kindle, but have not read it yet. I'm happy to see "Where'd You Go Bernadette" at the top of you list because I have it sitting on my nightstand right now! I need to start it asap. If you haven't read Chelsea Handler, her books are hilarious, as are White Girl Problems and Psycho.


  2. i just picked up the girl you left behind from the library. starting it tonight!

  3. Did you know If I Stay is being made into a movie? I had no idea til I was at a theater watching previews the other day. I was NOT a fan of Jenny Lawson's book but know I am in the minority- will be interested to see what you think!

  4. Thanks so much for the recommendations - I need a few for some long flights I have coming up!!

  5. Sounds like I need to read “What Alice Forgot”! I love anything by Jojo Moyes, so that’s next on my list!

  6. I really want to read The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais. Sounds awesome! Kisses, lovely.

  7. I really want to read One More Thing. I love B.J. Novak!!

    <3, Pamela

  8. I love hearing about what other bloggers are reading! I'm trying to read at least one book per month this year. This month I'm reading The One and Only by Emily Giffen. I've read The Husbands Secret, Where are you Bernadette, and Reconstructing Amelia as well! Looks like I need to read "What Alice Forgot"!

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    xo, Jen

  9. The reviews for Let's Pretend This Never Happened look good - let me know if you start it first ;)

  10. Just finished Reconstructing Amelia and really liked it!! If you are a fan of Gone Girl you should like it!

  11. Oh can't wait to get one of these to read this summer...and thanks for the rundown of those you liked/disliked so I know not to bother with them. It's such a bummer when you're reading one that's not good...but you keep reading thinking it will get better and it doesn't. :)


  12. I don't even have a list yet, but you just helped me start mine! :)

  13. I can't WAIT to put together a summer reading list!

  14. ooh thanks for sharing! good to know on The Husband's Secret - i was intrigued, but i have so many others i want to read, i'll pass. i'm reading The Confidence Code now and excited to FINALLY read Gone Girl.

  15. I NEED to read Fault In Our Stars this summer! I feel like everyone is talking about it & loved it!

  16. have so many books on my summer reading list too.. where to start!


  17. Me Before You, What Alice Forgot, and The Husband's Secret are coming up pretty quickly on my next books to read. I read Reconstructing Amelia a couple of months ago and loved it though!

  18. do you have any recommendations for me to read while traveling to s.america in month?

  19. I really want to see the Hundred Foot Journey movie. I'm reading the book Prodigal Summer right now. It was on the Buzzfeed list of books that will change your life, though I don't feel like it has changed my life yet. Hopefully it gets better!


  20. i'm reading eleanor & park. just started but so far it is not wowing me yet.

  21. Bookmarking this page asap! I;ve been looking for some new books to download and I'm thinking I need a few of these added to my list!

  22. Ooh, I haven't read any of these yet - I admit my reading list is already WAY too long, but I enjoyed Me Before You, so I might check out some other ones by that author... And I absolutely loved Where'd You Go, Bernadette - and liked What Alice Forgot quite a bit more than I expected to. Really interesting to think about the premise and who I'll be in 10 years compared to who I am now (and whether I'd recognize that person if I met her then!). Next up for me is The Rosie Project.

  23. I've been so curious about Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Thanks for the reminder to add it to my Kindle before our trip!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  24. I always trust your book recs since I feel like we always read the same ones! Can't wait for One Plus One! I'll definitely look into the others as well!

  25. My book club just finished "If I Stay" so that we can go watch the movie together. None of us were crazy about the book, but we're going to read the sequel "Where She Went" anyway b/c I hate to leave a series unfinished. I loved Jenny Lawson's memoir, mainly b/c she cusses like a sailor (Sound familiar?) :) Can't wait to hear what you think of B.J. Novak's novel. It's at the top of my 'Want To Read' list.

    Enjoy your last weekend in Chicago and have a safe trip to your new home!!!

  26. I LOVED Where'd You GO Bernadette! I missed my metro stop several times because I was so engrossed.


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