About a year ago, I signed up for a library card at our local library and my world changed. Was I the only one who forgot library cards existed?
Honestly, this was one of the best decisions I ever made. I forgot how much I loved getting lost in a murder mystery or cruising through a classic “beach read” on a lazy summer day. So far this year I’ve almost read 30 books!
So - since a lot of us are having a less than action-packed summer due to the current circumstances, I thought I would round up my TOP 10 summer reads if you’re looking for some recommendations!!!
1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
This is the only non-fiction book on my list, but for good reason! It is so real, raw and every chapter leaves you mind blown and inspired
2. Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
This is a coming of age story and mystery all wrapped up in one and I honestly didn’t want it to end! So good!
3. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn
I read this book in one day. I couldn’t stop! It’s an edge of your seat thriller and constantly has you guessing. My heart was racing by the end of this book!
4. Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
I think Elin Hilderbrand is the Queen of beach reads. This is the first book of a trilogy (the 3rd one hasn’t been released yet) and it is so good. Such a page turner! I love her style too because you get to see the point of view from multiple characters.
5. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
This book alternates between the flashbacks and present day to slowly uncover a murder mystery. It keeps you on your toes - paying attention to every single detail to figure out who the killer is! (it’s never who you think!)
6. One Day in December by Josie Silver
The ultimate love story spanning an entire decade. Lust, heartbreak, secrets…...this book brings up all the feels and I loved every single second of it.
7. The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White
Karen White is one of my favorite authors - the way that she writes a story is unmatched. Every single detail is important, helping you to figure out what exactly is going on. The narrator switches between characters blending the past with the present - a book you can’t put down!!
8. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Okay - Ruth Ware knows how to write a creepy book. Let’s just start there. In addition to this being a crazy thriller, there are so many twists and turns in this book that your head will be spinning by the end!
9. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
This book is real and raw depiction of a marriage and the challenges that two people face when going through life together. Literally ALL THE FEELS in the best way possible.
10. The Wrong Man by Kate White
Kate White is another author who writes a great thriller! This book has you guessing every chapter (and looking over your shoulder)
What have been your favorite books so far this year? Have you read any on this list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!