So I don’t know about you, but as a kid I used to LOVE to read! Then someway, somehow, I fell off that path. I think it had something to do with growing up? Hell if I know, but I’ve found my way back to the yellow book road and this summer I plan on reading ten different books, just for fun!
(Because is there really any other reason to read? Okay, to learn, but ignore that reason. LOL)
So here’s a list of the ten books that I’m gonna read this summer …
(Note: Your free summer reading checklist printable is at the end of this post. Also, a few of these books were sent to me for free in exchange for a review, but if you’re a regular here then you know that has nothing to do with my opinion. LOL)
Anyway, here’s the list … And if you’d like to purchase any of these, or read more about them, just click on the photos! (Thank me later. LOL)
This is the first book I got this summer, so it’s the first one I started reading. So far the wording is a bit borning, but don’t most great books start off that way? LOL (I wouldn’t know, I usually stop reading them when they’re boring. LOL) But the story alone has me intrigued enough to try to make it at least half way through and I’m convinced that it’s going to get better! I mean after all, it’s about a 13 year old boy who stabbed his mother to death, and then continued about his life as if nothing was wrong for DAYS before someone found out! So, um, yeah! I’ll let you know how this one goes. LOL
This one is about a father who has depression and how it impacts his family. Apparently his wife found out while they were engaged, and she decided to marry him anyway. So for someone who gets depressed every now and then, reading about someone who’s clinically depressed seems sorta “cool”. (I hope you get what I mean when I say “cool” because clearly depression is NOT a walk in the park!) However, it’ll be great to see how a family deals with knowing their family member is depressed, especially since mental issues is something that’s ignored quite frequently.
So for this one, a little girl found her sister laying unconscious in a garden they’re used to playing in, but no one wants to say what happened? This has my mother senses tingly. (That sounded better in my head. LOL) But I’m honestly just confused on why no one wants to say what happened, so I’m gonna assume that someone either did something to her, or something really bad happened and they’re scared to say? I don’t know, but I’ll find out eventually. LOL
This one’s about a wedding! That’s literally enough to make me interested. LOL However, the groom also has some life changing secret that he’s been hiding, and now I’m curious as hell as to what it could be. LOL
Sarong Party Girls was compared to Crazy Rich Asians, which was good as hell, so I definitely can’t wait to read this one! Asians are full of drama apparently! LOL (Ask my little sister! All she does is watch k-dramas. Lame ass child! LOL) But yeah, this is about more rich Asians, soooo .. can’t freaking wait! LOL
Regular girls become extra, extra pretty? Like celebrity pretty? And now there’s trouble? Yeah, definitely interested! LOL Also seems like a really good wake up call for those that are dying to be in the spotlight, but don’t realize the problems that come with it.
Two co-workers that hate each other are up for the same promotion. Let the games begin! LOL Some how I get the feeling this is gonna be a romance story, you know how those work feuds go. LOL
Listen, I LOVE Steven King, so I don’t really care what this one is about. LOL But when I found out this is the third book in a series (that I have no clue what it’s called and no I’m not about to Google it for ya, this ain’t a news site, Google it if it means that much to you, lol) I was thrilled. I already read Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, which were both good, of course, so yeah, I’m excited and you should be too!
This is written in patois, (as the Americans know it, it’s written in “Jamaican”, lol) so I don’t really care what it’s about, I just know reading the dilect is gonna be funny as hell. LOL (I have a thing for accents, don’t judge me.) However, I hear this touches on the LGBT community and we KNOW how Jamaicans feel about that, so this is definitely gonna be good! Also it talks about a school girl and how she has to get through her life, by using what she has, her body. This one hits home a bit because my folks are from the Caribbean and I ALWAYS hear people tell the girls to “study dey book and stop study man or dey gon get dey self in trouble”. LOL (Translation needed? Focus on school and not men, or something bad is gonna happen.)
This one’s about all the crazy stuff a Jewish mom does and says to her daughter. I saw some of the texts from the inside of the cover, and if those are REAL, this is gonna be GOOD! LOL
So what do you think? Any of these sound like something you’d be interested in reading?
I hope so, because I’ll be giving away a few of these books to a few of my VIP members, so you guys can read them too! If you haven’t signed up to become a VIP member yet, you should probably do that … right … about … no … n … now! LOL
Oh, but before I forget, here’s your free printable!
If you’re already a VIP member, then this is already in the VIP Lounge just waiting for you to download. If not, you can sign up right here to get access to the VIP Lounge and download this freebie! Only takes 10 seconds! Don’t quote me on that though, I didn’t sit here and time it okay! LOL
So what are YOU adding to your summer reading list this year?
Talk to me!
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