One of my goals this summer is to read more. If you read my post a couple of months ago (you can read it here) you know I read (and loved) Taya Kyle’s, American Wife.
Sadly, I have not read a book since then and we are half way through the summer. Part of the reason I have not started anything new is because I have two three half-started books on my dresser.
One is Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, which I love by the way and am a big fan of Ms. Brown, but if I’m being honest, when I finally snuggle up in my bed to read it, I fall asleep.
The other is Tone it Up by Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn. I love the Tone it Up girls, but again in the spirit of honesty, reading about health and fitness after I just ate a big bowl of ice cream, is not really doing it for me right now.
The last half-started book is Going Off Script by Guiliana Rancic. My Mom loaned me this one and unfortunately, I’m just not connecting with it. Which is doubly unfortunate because I have to buy her a replacement copy because of this:
It’s summertime. I’m looking for light, easy reads that I can get lost in. I’m just not in the self-improvement mood right now. There’s plenty of time for that later!
With this Aha-moment in mind, I compiled a list of books that I plan to download to my Kindle and bring on our family houseboat trip in 3 weeks.
Happily Ali After by Ali Wentworth. I didn’t read her first book, but I have heard that this is a hilarious, literally laugh out loud great read.
Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison. Because I am just flat-out curious to hear what goes on in the Playboy Mansion!
Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand. This book was recommended by one of the blogs I follow Mix and Match Family who said that it was the “perfect beach read, happy and light.” Sold. She also read and loved Happily Ali After.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I read The Husband’s Secret also by Liane Moriarty and literally could not put it down and have heard that this one is just as good.
So there you have it. I realize they are not literary masterpieces, but like I said, I’m looking for light, easy reads. I hope I’m not being too ambitious with 4 books but I figure whatever I don’t finish on our trip, I can finish before summer is over. I would love to hear what is on your summer vacation reading list.