Summer Reading List 2014
If you saw my Summer Bucket List last week, then you know that my goal this summer is to read at least five books. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is sit outside by the pool with a good book, so I’m sure I’ll be able to check this off the bucket list! Here are a few of the books on my summer reading list (in alphabetical order)…
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown…I’ve gotten so many recommendations for this book that I figured it was time to actually read it!
Fault in Our Stars by John Green…I know I probably should have read this sooner but better late than never right?!?
Hope Runs by Claire Diaz-Ortiz…I saw someone post about this on Twitter and was intrigued so decided to add it to my list!
Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Brown…Another book that I’ve gotten several recommendations for, so I’m looking forward to
The One & Only by Emily Giffin…I’ve heard really mixed reviews on this book but I love sports so I’m looking forward to Giffin’s latest book
Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun…Even though I’m not currently teaching I am still an educator at heart and I look forward to reading about these schools in Africa
Urban Halo by Craig Greenfield…My sister thought this book was great
I hope this list inspires you to read a new book this summer! I love discovering new authors and books so what book suggestions do you have for me?
OMG. I. remember. reading. Honestly, if someone told me I had the day off from mum duties and could do anything I wanted, reading a book (with vino in the sun or curled up with a hot toddy and a lap rug on the couch) would be right up there in the dream of dreams.
Let me know how you get on with the books – I’d be interested to see your pick of the bunch.
I’ll definitely do a post towards the end of summer with an update on the books I’ve read! And I’m enjoying all my reading now because I know when the day comes that I have kiddos I won’t be able to read as much!
Fault in Our Stars is definitely on my list. I just hope I can fit it in. 🙂
I read fault in Our Stars a few months ago, I would highly recommend it 😉 currently reading Daring Greatly. Will check out the rest from your list too 🙂 #SITSSharefest
TFIOS is definitely the next book on my to-read list… and a few more of these are on my summer reading list, too. Yay!
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Thanks for stopping by! I’m really looking forward to TFIOS!
I just got The One and Only in my PopSugar Must Have box this week. I have heard of the author, but haven’t read anything by her. Looking forward to getting into it as soon as I finish my latest can’t-put-it-down read, I am Pilgrim (some inappropriate stuff at the beginning, but it is such a page-turner)!
I absolutely love Emily Giffin…I hope you enjoy the book! And I’ll definitely have to check out I Am Pilgrim!
I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who hasn’t read Fault in Our Stars! Is it bad to say I haven’t even thought about summer reading?! Going to put a list together this week!!
It’s not bad at all! Some summers I don’t have time to think about a summer reading list until the middle of August…I’d love to hear what’s on your list!
Daring greatly and promise of a pencil are on mine too!! Great list!
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Thanks for stopping by! I’m pretty excited about both of those books!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
I’ve heard so much about Fault in My Stars that it’s now on my list. And I think I have read all of Emily Giffin’s books…they are great beach reading!
I’ve heard this one is different from her others, so I’m curious to read it!
Looks like a great list! You have motivated me to make one for the summer too! Let us know which you liked best!
I’ll definitely keep y’all posted with my thoughts on the books!
Savvy Working Gal
I am a huge reader, but haven’t finished a book since February. I’ve actually decided to cut back on my blogging a bit so I can read more. Fault In My Stars has been on my reading list forever, so hopefully this summer. I read about half of Daring Greatly last year – it was okay, not earthshattering like I had heard.
It’s difficult to do everything and sometimes you need to take a step back from blogging to do something you really love…like reading! A friend is going to send me Fault in My Stars so I can’t wait to read it!
The One & Only is one my reading list, too!
I’ve heard such mixed reviews so I’m a little nervous, but I really like the author so I’m going to give it a try!
Wow. I am totally inspired. My reading list for the past 2 years ahas only involved Children’s books, potty training strategies and the Montessori Method. Just the thought of reading 5 books seems so impossible, but I must say you have totally inspired me to read at least ONE for ME book! great list. Actually, this is probably a good way for me to keep up on English pop-culture too, so glad I found you from Pretty Thing & Co!
Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.
Definitely read at least one! When I quit teaching two years ago one of my commitments to myself was that I would read books for me instead of only books for my middle school classroom!
I’ve only read The Fault in Our Stars from that list, but you’ll love it! It’s a great read and the movie was cute too.
Happy to hear that you liked it!
Check out anything by Alice Hoffman. Adore that woman!
Great list you have there too! I’ve read Daring Greatly and Fault In Our Stars. Both SO wonderful…and emotionally exhausting. Ha! 😉
I’ll have to add Alice Hoffman to my list of books to check out at the library!
Okay I have a few more recommendations for you that I think you will LOVE!
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
I will definitely be adding these to my list, thank you for sharing!
Since summer is coming to an end, I have to ask: Did you read them all and which was your favorite?
That’s a great question! I have not yet read them all (because I got distracted by some other great books) but so far I’ve really loved Love, Skip, Jump