Summer Reads

I’ve always been a avid reader. Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed reading and I specifically remember one summer getting all excited about going to the library. I remember the very first time I got issued a library card, I was about 10 years old and man I was thrilled! That summer I spent my entire time at the library.

Now as an adult I still do lots of reading. I am constantly reading something. Wether a book, a magazine, an online article or late at night when I can’t fall asleep I read bible literature. There aren’t too many books out there anymore that catch my attention though. I keep referring back to classics, The Great Gatsby being one of them.

Just recently while in Newport I visited The Armory Antique Marketplace, something I do quite often. When I entered the shop there was Colette Harrington, a Newport local and author of “Newport Wedding Belles” sitting at a table signing and selling her latest book. I thought, how cool! We chatted a bit and she gave me a quick summary of the story. Not only was she gracious and funny but she sparked my interest especially since the story takes place in Newport. So I bought one.

My summer reading list:

  • “Newport Wedding Belles” by Collete Harrington. ‘Everyone wants to be on the wedding guest list except for the bride and groom’.
  • “Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella. ‘An irresistible heroine with a big heart, big dreams and just one little weakness.’
  • “Big Little Lies” by Lian Moriarty. ‘…Madeline’s ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community…’
  • “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1920’s America and a love affair.
  • “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hiderbrand. ‘A summer wedding stirs trouble in both sides of the families in Nantucket…’
  • “The Accidental Empress” by Allison Pataki. ‘… Sisi, Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma…’

summer-reads-ldp2Straw Hat, Angela Moore, other options | Cover-up, Old Navy, similar | Sunnies, Kate Spade, similar

In case you didn’t notice, most of my picks take place in the summertime near the water and some here in New England. I really like to find reads that take place in areas I’m familiar with and these picks do just that. These are fictional stories published a while back, except for the first one, published this year and the last one, published last year. They can be funny at times and then very touching, just the way I like them. 

Have you found any new summer reads this year? What books are keeping you on your toes? Any characters you can relate to or wish you were more like? Let me know in your comments…

Happy reading!

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