It’s time for another one of my ‘to-read’ lists. I swear every year I say that I want to read more and every year I fail miserably. Last summer I made a list of books to read and got as far as buying a couple of them. Little did I know that I would get engaged and spend the later part of 2016 planning a wedding. Now that wedding planning is officially over and we are back from our honeymoon, it’s time to sit down and read the books I’ve been dying to read. Here is my list of 14 books to read this summer.
Nicholas Sparks’ new books (The Longest Ride, See Me, and Two By Two) // I’ve purchased all 3 of these books. I got halfway through The Longest Ride and got distracted and I’ve read one chapter of Two By Two.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You // These two books are a series and they have been on my reading list FOREVER!
Gone Girl // This is another book that has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. I really want to read the book before I see the movie.
The One & Only // Emily Griffin has been recommended to me numerous times to read. I decided to look up some of her books and the description of this one really intrigued me. Football. Texas. Tragedy. It’s bound to make a good book.
The Fault In Our Stars & We Were Liars // I’ve had The Fault In Our Stars for ages and We Were Liars is another book by the same author and it’s a suspenseful book which I’ve been wanting to read more suspense rather than romance.
The Weekenders // The Weekenders was a SYBL book club pick for March. I purchased the book but had way too much going on with wedding planning that I didn’t get the opportunity to read it.
Girls In White Dresses // Before getting married, I felt like everyone else around me was starting their lives and getting married. This book is about 3 girls who also feel the same way that I did. Now that my wedding is over, it’d be interesting to read a light read about weddings.
Now that I’m turning the page in my a new chapter (married life), I decided that it’s best for me to really sit down, read some self-improvement books, and really find myself as a married woman. It’s time for me to grow up and not be a young adult that has no idea what I want in life. Here are my self-improvement picks:
Grace Not Perfection // I often find myself so worried about being perfect and what other people want me to be. This is the perfect book to teach me to turn to grace rather than being perfect.
Uninvited // Since we live in a world where comparison and body shaming is so present, often times thoughts pop into my head on how I’m not good enough or my body isn’t good enough. This book teaches people to shut out all of the uninvited thoughts and turn to faith.
Present Over Perfect // Life is crazy, busy and full of chaos. I want to live a simpler, more relaxed life where it’s important to live in the moment rather than hustling through life.
There you have it! My list of 14 books to read this summer. All I need to do is make some lemonade, turn off my phone, sit in our porch swing, and enjoy!