There is nothing much more relaxing than lounging outside on a summer day with a good book. I feel very strongly about a balanced life that includes hard work and play, but quality downtime as well.
I will admit I’m a little high maintenance when it comes to book choices! I don’t like to waste my precious downtime with a so-so book. That’s why I put this list together. These are my top book recommendations for your summer reading list. Enjoy!
- Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
A psychological thriller that follows a honeymooning couple who discover something shocking and must decide whether to keep it a secret or not. A must read!
- The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Set in a Southern California college town, The Dreamers chronicles several girls that find themselves in a wild dream state and unable to wake up. This is a fascinating tale of ordinary lives transformed by strange illness.
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
This one’s been around, but if you haven’t read it, put it on your list! It’s a fun read and full of motivational wisdom. Hollis’ novel calls all women to face the world with self-confidence in themselves.
- Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
I’m in the middle of this one (it was released earlier this month), and it’s a goodie! I love Jennifer Weiner and her easy-to-read novels. Mrs. Everything is no different. It’s a multi-generational story that deals with drug use, rape, abortion, and the ties of sisterhood.
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
This spell-binding novel follows the story of a 19-year-old girl in the 1940’s who finds the kind of life she craves in the theater – and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. Vivian is a ninety-year-old woman telling her story at last. I highly recommend it!
Do you have one you would add to the list? Send me a message on Facebook! Please remember to make an effort for downtime. It doesn’t have to be reading; choose what you love to do!