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I feel like Summer is the perfect time to get books off your reading list - it might seem like weekends are full of activities and they are, but with more time relaxing at the beach/pool and not as many fun shows on TV, it's just easier to sit down and read a book! Anyone else feel the same way? Also, remember when we were in elementary school and we'd have summer reading lists? Well I feel like this is my own version of Summer homework! 
Summer Reading Guide
I've got a ton of books on my "wishlist" from Amazon and I'm looking forward to making a big dent in the next few months! I'm almost done with Before We Met that Nadine recommended and it's been a really good read thus far. A little Gone Girl meets English Mystery...is that a genre? I don't think so! 
Here are a few other's that I've got on my radar and I think will be great reads! 

Summer Reading Guide
The Underwriting || I read an excerpt of this in Glamour and I was hooked. I'll be downloading this one as soon as I'm done with Before We Met. 
"The Underwriting is a tantalizing glimpse into the boardrooms and bedrooms of six young hopefuls behind a Silicon Valley IPO that will launch them into the exclusive world of the über-wealthy—if it doesn’t destroy them first. Each of them is looking for success, but they may have to nail more than the deal to get to the top."

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Eight Hundred Grapes || This was another one that I read an excerpt for in Glamour. Anything that has love and wine involved must be good right?
"There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide….
Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands. But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever."

Summer Reading Guide
Luckiest Girl Alive || If Reese Witherspoon is thinking of turning anything into a movie, I think it should be a must read! They say if you were a fan of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train - you'll be a fan of this book...well that is 100% me! 
"With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears."

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The Silent Wife || Jen recommended this book a little bit ago and I can't wait to read it! 
"Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept."
Summer Reading Guide
The Knockoff || This is my kind of read! Light, fluffy and has a plot line that interests me! 
"An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twenty-something former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app."

Huge thank you to Kelly for having me over for a Blogger Interview!

What's on your summer reading list?

81 comments

  1. I've heard great things about Luckiest Girl Alive, I'll have to check it out. You definitely need to pick up the Boys in the Boat, it's soooo good! Every one I've recommended it too loved it, too!

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  2. I've never heard of any of these but I'm definitely downloading them and reading them by the pool this summer! The Underwriting might have to be the first one I download!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. I haven't heard of most of these except The Silent Wife, which I read maybe a year ago. I don't remember loving it or totally hating it. I think I read it around the Gone Girl hype so it just didn't live up to that for me. Ill be checking out some of these other rec's tho!

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  4. I'm always looking for a good book! Thanks! Also thanks for being my guest today!

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  5. This looks great! I haven't heard of a lot if these! I'm in te middle of The Girls of Atomic City and really like it! Thanks for the share!

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  6. All of these are going on my never-ending "to read" list! They all sound like something I would like!

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  7. Those sound like some great lay on a lounge chair by the beach and pool kinda reads. Definitely need to pick a few of these up!

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  8. These all look so good. My sister is supposed to pick up some books for us to read at the beach! I'm sure you've already read the ones she's getting. lol We are so behind on the good books! Once I start reading a book i finish it quickly. Its just finding that opportunity to start! xo

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  9. I need to grab 800 Grapes. That one sounds perfect for me. I'm finally finding time to read again which is a major luxury for me.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. Haven't read any of these and I am a huge book nerd so definitely going to go buy some for the beach! Let me know how they are!!

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  11. Since having kids over 7 years ago, my pleasure reading has fallen off the wagon! But I always try to read ONE book on a vacation. I'll have to look into some of these, thanks!

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  12. The Underwriting sound really interesting. Luckiest Girl Alive is on my to-read list too but going to add 800 grapes.

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  13. I'm adding all of these to my list. I'm trying to read as much as I can this summer. Looking forward to hearing how you liked these books.

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  14. These are some great suggestions, Biana! I never have time to sit down and read a book and I just said the other day that I'm going to try to do that more this summer! The Underwriting and Eight Hundred Grapes sound really good. I'm going to check them out tonight! Thanks for the ideas!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  15. great list! i definitely haven't heard of these but then again i've been too busy to read lately! the luckiest girl alive looks right up my alley though - putting on my amazon wishlist! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  16. Ha, the last one sounds a bit like All About Eve! Thanks for these recommendations. I have my summer vacation coming up next week and could certainly use a few good beach reads. Have you ever red Life After Life by Kate Atkinson? It has that kind of feel that I'm assuming most of these books do, you might like it. Her follow up to it is currently on my list.

    prosecco in the park

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  17. I just finished teenage angsty Eleanor and Park. It was actually pretty adorable TBH - and exactly what the summer calls for - absolute fluff with no applicability to anything, lol!! Saving these for later!

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  18. Oooo these all sound intriguing! Will have to see if I can find them at my library, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Luckiest Girl Alive and the Silent Wife are now added to my lists! Great roundup, girl!

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  20. I love these posts and am 100% bookmarking these to read! I’m going to start with Luckiest Girl Alive!

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  21. Yes! I need to kick my butt in gear and read this summer. When I get out of the habit it's always so hard to get back into it. But I really do miss getting lost in a good fiction story.

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  22. Love this list and downloading some of these today!

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  23. 800 Grapes and The Knockoff sound good to me. :-) Thank you for sharing!!

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  24. I have to admit I have had NO time to read lately, but def want to keep these titles in my back pocket!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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  25. Such a good wraup up - can't wait to try one of these at the beach this weekend!

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  26. I just finished a book last night and thought, ok what am I reading next? You have given me a great list to pick from! I heard Luckiest Girl Alive is good so it might be next! Happy Day love!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  27. Thank you for some more books to add to my list! I am reading The Husband's Secret right now and cannot wait to read Girl on the Train - I feel like I am a little behind on the good book reads!

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  28. Great list! I am in the market for some new reads!!!

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  29. I've heard so many good things about the Luckiest Girl Alive, definitely adding that to my reading list!! Will have to check out the rest of these. So jealous of your relaxing by the pool :)

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  30. Silent Wife is a great one....very suspenseful, page-turner!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  31. YES! Summer is all about reading to me as well, I love that you put this list together and I'm definitely eyeing some of those books. Loved this! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  32. I feel like we will be holed up in the house, hiding from the extreme heat as much as possible (probably watching TV, HA!) and the other 9 months of the year is when we will be soaking up being outside as much as possible! It's backwards in AZ! But I would looooove to get some reading done! Definitely adding some of these to my kindle list!

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  33. I haven't heard of any of these! I just ordered 10 books last night so that should keep me busy ;)

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  34. Haha, I was just at Barnes and Noble getting some summer reads yesterday (yes, I still like actual books, not Nook/technology for me!) I didn't get any on this list, but if I get through the few I got, I'm going to come back to this and check some out! I love a good, easy, entertaining summer read :)

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  35. Girl we pretty much have the exact same taste in books. These all sounds so good! I mostly just read inspirational/personal development books these days, but I am going to have to let myself off the hook at some point and do some pleasure reading. I will for sure pick up one of these when I do!

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  36. I saw Luckiest Girl Alive on Reese Witherspoon's instagram and I've had it on my tbr list ever since! I have Eight Hundred Grapes and hopefully can start it soon!

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  37. These are some fantastic picks! Now to add to my growing list of must reads!

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  38. I've heard good things about The Luckiest Girl - I think I'm going to add it for our beach vacation later this summer. I recently read Crazy Rich Asian and really liked it - the "sequel" book comes out later this month, it's on my list!

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  39. Adding these to my reading list! I've been on a spree lately, think its the warm weather. :)

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  40. This is SUCH a great post! I have been trying to pick a good book for my upcoming vacation and I will definitely be checking these out.

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  41. I have this same post coming on Tuesday - great minds think alike! :) I haven't read any of these books but adding almost all of them to my list!! I'm reading Me Before You right now and it is SO GOOD!

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  42. The Knockoff sounds great! Summer is always the time I knock out my reading!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  43. I just read The Knockoff (in two days) and it was so good! Eight Hundred Grapes is on my Kindle ready to read after I finish my current one. Great picks!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  44. I'm with you - I always read much more in the summer than the rest of the year! Definitely adding The Underwriting and The Knockoff to my list now!

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  45. Thanks for sharing! I'm needing some new books for the pool and the beach!
    xo Southern Style

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  46. I've been looking for new book ideas, thanks for the suggestions!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  47. I'm not a big reader, but the Knockoff sounds awesome!!!

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  48. The Knockoff has been on my list for a while! I need to get on it! I am going to add that book from Nadine as well. It sounds fabulous!

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  49. I hadn't heard of most of these... I'm now off to Amazon to check them out & add to wish list!

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  50. oooo, I like the "underwriting" one. It sounds like it touches on some aspects of my job. Summer is good for reading, I just wish I could take the summer off to read them all :)

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  51. I'm adding all of these to my summer reading list, I'm excited to read these thanks for the recommendations!!

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  52. These all look awesome! I need to read The Underwriting! I love a book with juicy drama!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  53. I love a good summer reading list and these are some perfect finds! Thanks love!

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  54. I've never heard of most of these other than The Silent Wife, great pool/beach read!

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  55. This is the perfect post - I've made it my goal to get back into reading, and I found myself at the library with no idea what to get. I'l definitely be checking these out!

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  56. These look like some great picks! I'm hoping to catch up on some reading this summer also. :)

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  57. I bought The Silent Wife at the library at a used book sale for like a nickel, ha! I can't wait to dive in!! I have so many books I need to read, and you're so right. Summer is the best time to lounge and read!

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  58. I was looking for more books to read this summer so thanks for sharing!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  59. I was just thinking I need a new book. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. I enjoyed The luckiest girl alive...I will have to try these other books too!

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  61. I read Eight Hundred Grapes while on our California trip and loved it! It's definitely a cute summer read. :)

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  62. great list! the luckiest girl alive is on my reading list... if i ever get around to starting it! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  63. Eight Hundred Grapes and The Luckiest Girl Alive are both on my list!

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  64. Awesome list! I am finished up a couple of comedians' books I bought for our honeymoon, then I will definitely save your suggestions for later in the summer by the pool :)

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  65. I was able to finish two books while on vacation which is a huge accomplishment with a very energetic toddler to run around all day every day. These all sound great. Fun, light and perfect for Summer, no?

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  66. These sound like great reads! I'm going to have to look into this!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  67. I read about Eight Hundred Grapes from somewhere and added it to my list. I think Luckiest Girl Alive sounds really good too and I am totally adding that one right now!

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  68. I used to read every single day when I was commuting on the train, but now that I drive to work I NEVER read - it's so bad!! I bought "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and I have barely even looked at it -eeek! I need to start setting aside some time to read! I love your picks - I haven't read any of them!
    xox Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  69. Sounds like some great books! I am definitely adding luckiest girl alive to my list
    Dresses & Denim

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  70. I really liked Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. Eight Hundreg Grapes & The Knockoff are two books I have on my books to be read list.

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  71. We haven't of any of these books but saving this page for the next time for itching for a new read. Thanks love!

    xx 365Hangers

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  72. I haven't read any of these, but they all sound like they're perfect for summer! I especially like the look of The Knockoff. Thanks for sharing your picks with us!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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  73. The Silent Wife and The Knockoff are two that sound like they need to be added to my reading list! Thanks for the suggestions! xx

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  74. I find that I actually have less time to read in the summer. I love cozying to with a book under a blanket and a tea during the colder months. The Knockoff sounds like a great pick!

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  75. i'm so excited because i haven't read any of these. perfect for the beach trip this weekend!

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  76. Thank you so much for compiling this list. The only book I have read is "The Silent Wife". I did enjoy it. The author of this book died after it was written. I always read more in the summer, since I work at an elementary school and have summers off. Thanks again for all the great book suggestions!

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  77. I haven't heard of the majority of these so I will definitely be adding them to my goodreads account!

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  78. I haven't heard of the majority of these so I will definitely be adding them to my goodreads account!

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  79. The Silent Wife was so good! Adding the rest of these to my list :)

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  80. the 800 grapes one looks good - catchy cover! the silent wife is on my list as well! summer is my favourite time to read :)

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