At the beginning of 2019, I set a goal to read 32 books. I started off on a high note, spending lots of time on our family vacation to Utah buried in novels. Things got a little crazy with house projects, but I’m finally back on track and I’ve hit my halfway goal point.
The last month was a REALLY great one for reading! In April, I discovered Book of the Month. Each month you can select a new book and they ship it to you for a subscription fee. All of the books to choose from have just came out or – something I love – are early releases. So, you get access before anyone else! I also appreciate that they’re all hardcover for a better price than in-store. You all know I’m a huge proponent of public libraries, but I love passing on books to my friends, and this is a great way.
If you’re interested in trying book of the month, use my referral link here and get your first month free! (This isn’t sponsored, this is just me being a book lover and thinking it’s a cool subscription box so you could literally use this code and then cancel.)
Now, onto the books you should read this summer! I’ve either read these or they’re on my list too. As always, follow me on Goodreads here to find all of my past reads and keep up with what I’m currently paging through.
Summer of ’69 came out in June, and in my opinion, it’s one of Elin Hilderbrand’s best novels. I am a little prone to loving historical fiction, and this is a great cross between romance, historical fiction and chick-lit. Per usual, it’s set on Nantucket. Grab this, take it to the pool/beach/backyard and finish it quick!
Buy it on Amazon now here.
Necessary People was my May Book of the Month and I got through it in a night, then passed it on to a friend! It’s a thriller with lots of friendship tension, determination and pieces that will catch you off-guard.
Continuing on with thrillers, No Exit HAS to be on your list of “to reads.” In the middle of a Colorado blizzard, a college student gets stuck at a rest stop and while she’s getting out of her vehicle, sees a girl IN A CAGE in the back of a van. There are only four other people in the rest stop, so she has to figure out whose vehicle it is and save the girl.
Buy it on Amazon here.
Like I said, I love historical fiction, so here’s a book that’s been out a few years and still ranks super high on Goodreads. Pulling this from their description: The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
Buy it on Amazon here.
Jane Harper is an author I repeatedly read. Her book “The Dry” was on my reading list in November 2017. (Um, have I been blogging that long? Wow.) Her newest novel is said to be “dark, suspenseful, and deeply atmospheric”.
Me adding a book with this title might seem weird (um, yes) – but this comes out in July and is one of the Book of the Month selections you can choose. I didn’t pick it, but it is on my list to check out. It’s actually about a female firefighter and her journey.
Pre-order it on Amazon here (or go up to the Book of the Month code and use it for this!).
The last book on my Summer 2019 Reading List is actually my selection for July from Book of the Month. I’ve had both male and female friends telling me to check out Riley Sager as an author for the past two years. It’s said to be a fast-paced read about someone apartment sitting who discovers secrets, a killer, and more.
Buy it on Amazon here (or go up to the Book of the Month code and use it for this!).
One last thing – what should I read next? What are you reading? Your suggestions are the best – and I love getting Instagram messages that help me make my decisions 🙂