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Books to Read Summer 2020



Normally at the end of each month I do a post about all the books we've read, but I thought it'd be fun to change it up. This month, here is my list of top summer reads!

 1. Where the Crawdad's Sing by Delia Owens


 

 This book is in the top of the New York Times bestseller list, and everyone I've spoken to who has read it is highly recommending it. It's been on my list for a long time and I look forward to tucking into this novel about a Southern girl and a murder investigation this summer.

2. Atomic Habits by James Clear


If you've been around here awhile, you've heard me rave about Atomic Habits. It is top of the list in productivity books, and has SO many excellent ideas for how to live well that can help anyone, no matter their role in life.

3. Your Blue Flame by Jennifer Fulwiler



I just finished up this book, and it is also excellent. Jen has this hilarious, story telling writing style that draws you in, keeps you entertained, and gives you a few deep thoughts to ponder without overwhelming you. She keeps it entertaining but doesn't shy away from big topics, and this book about following your passion is really a good read.

4. Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers



Curious about modern flower arranging? This gorgeous book has all the info you will need to know about growing, picking, arranging, and the art and photography are STUNNING. I watched some of the process videos for how they create these books on Floret Farm's instagram, and it is an incredible process

5. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes



I also recently read Giver of Stars, and it's a great story. There were several times that they could have taken it to bad places, but they didn't. The story is heartening, and it relays the tale of a young British woman who moves to small town Appalachia, joins one of the first traveling libraries (on horseback!) and the lives of the people she meets and friends she makes. Definitely a good book for librarians and book lovers!

6. American Royals by Kathering McGee


 

This is just my kind of beach read, and I hope it lives up to the hype! I have not read American Royals yet but Amazon tells me if I like following British royal news (which I do) that I will enjoy this one. It was also on bestseller lists, so I'm going to give it a go! I love a light summer read.

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And that's all for now! What's on your Summer Reading List?

Comments

  1. Thank you for the book suggestions. Atomic Habits is most probably the next book I will read. I hear only good things about it. I got to know about Your Blue Flame from your list which I will add to my to-be-read list.

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