Summer Reading

So far I’ve read one stinking little book this summer and I don’t know that I’ll be able to carve out the time to read more, but I really would like to before summer’s end. My daughter on the other hand has been on a roll and I’m so proud of her for dedicating her extra time to reading as opposed to social media.

Earlier in the summer Glor asked me to take her to the local library to pick out some books for her summer reading. We decided to make it a girlfriends day and we met up with a couple of her girlfriends at the library. While there I decided to check out a book as well. The girls finally picked out their books and then we headed out for a bite to eat and some ice cream. It was a summer’s day well spent.

The much anticipated THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY by Jenny Han trilogy boxed set, finally hit the bookstores and Glor couldn’t wait to get her hands on it after watching the first season of the book’s TV series that just aired on Prime. But (spoiler) as you can imagine, the TV storytelling is much different than the book. Aren’t they always?..

Her girlfriends also got the trilogy, one in audio and they were supposed to read at or around the same time in order to discuss the stories but as it turns out the girls have been busy with camp and other things. Gloria decided she couldn’t wait for them any longer. She finished all of her library books and immediately started the trilogy. She’s now almost through the first book and is already looking forward to the next book.

I on the other hand was able to read just this one book, WINDOW ON THE BAY by Debbie Macomber. I absolutely loved how full of wit and romance and challenges and the kinds of parallels of fairytales to real life. As it turns out Debbie has penned an impressive collection of book-to-TV stories and it makes sense after reading this one. If you’re a Hallmark Movie fan then this is the kind of author for you.

I have two other books on my list that I would really like to get my hands on sooner, rather than later. THE HOTEL NANTUCKET by Elin Hilderbrand. Nantucket itself is the New England spot on top of my bucket list and I’ve read great reviews on Elin’s storytelling and how fantastic it is in this book. It’s basically a modern day ‘ghost’ story about a haunted hotel. The book features a thorough Nantucket guide loaded with recommendations, worth purchasing solely for the guide.

The other book I’d like to read but only after watching the movie, which I hear is amazing along with the fabulous soundtrack featuring Taylor Swift is WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. Based on the reviews and the topic at hand I’ll have my daughter sit this is one out. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ll make it through the entire story although it sure has sparked my curiosity…



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