Big Summer

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner While this clearly looks like a light summer read, there was bit more substance here than I expected. The Premise: Daphne is a plus-size Instagram influencer.  She got her start when a video of her telling off a guy that had been bribed by well meaning friends to flirt with... Continue Reading →

28 Summers

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Summer is not complete without at least one Elin Hilderbrand novel.  In all honesty, I think I’m reading 4 this seasons!  And, I can say without any hesitation, that this is my favorite Hilderbrand novel so far! The Premise: The story starts with Mallory on her deathbed, asking her son... Continue Reading →

Beach Read

Beach Read by Emily Henry Another good one from the genre of Contemporary Romance.  This one has the added benefit of being about 2 authors  - we all know how much I love books about books! The Premise:  Two authors are spending the summer as neighbors. Turns out then knew each other years ago and... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading With each season, I typically pick a list of 5 books that I will definitely be reading, no matter how many other wonderful books cross my path and get added to my reading list.  Summer is a little different because Summer Reading is a big thing among a lot of avid readers.  The... Continue Reading →

Summer of ’69

Summer of ‘69 by Elin Hilderbrand I guess this is my official last book of summer reading.  The weather is still warm, but there is definitely a change in the air, signalling summer is done. I love Elin Hilderbrand.  Her books usually have great characters, are often set in Nantucket (or similar areas) and they... Continue Reading →

The Summer That Made Us

The Summer That Made Us (Robyn Carr) Written in 2017, I read this book last summer and fell in love with Robyn Carr!   The Summer That Made Us is a great summer read (or a great winter read, when you are dreaming of sunshine). The book has strong female characters, tense family relationships, connection,... Continue Reading →


As you may remember from my Summer Reading post, I shared five titles that I will surely read this summer (no matter how many great books try to derail me from my reading plan). If I’m tracking correctly, this is the second of the five. Inheritance by Dani Shapiro The Premise: When Dani submits her... Continue Reading →

Light Summer Reading

Accidental Beauty Queen / Field Notes on Love I read both of these recently because they were listed on the Summer Reading Guide put together by my favorite podcaster, Modern Mrs Darcy.  I would not have picked up either, if not for her recommendations. The Accidental Beauty Queen was light and funny.   The premise:... Continue Reading →

Bella Toscana

Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone My summer reading plans were derailed almost immediately by this gem! I had a plan for my next few books. Finish The Gentleman In Moscow and then move on to the 4 other books I mentioned in my last blog post. And then Netgalley sent me a free ebook, Bella... Continue Reading →

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