Every summer I have big dreams of reading books on the beach or in the sun or even from the comforts of my own bed. While I didn't get to read as much as I had wanted, I did get some reading done and wanted to share the books with you. Looking back at my list I realized how different each book that I read truly is.
**I'm going to avoid giving plot synopsis and just talk about how I feel about each book, but I'll leave a link for you guys to read more about the plot!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I feel like so many people have read and loved this book so I decided to give it a go. I read Rowell's Eleanor and Park but I wasn't too sure how I would feel about this one. Talking to my friends who had also read this book I was optimistic that I would love it but was surprised when it didn't hook me like it did with my friends. The book was light and fun but definitely not one to write home about(is that even the saying? But even if it isn't I think it's funny because I actually did write about it)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
This book reminds me of The Girl on the Train, but this time it takes place on a boat. This one is dark and very creepy at times. When it comes to mystery books I can never guess the ending and this one was no different, but I'm not complaining! Also who doesn't appreciate a strong, and a little bit nosy, female lead. ((I was reading this book in an empty parking lot at night when I was picking up my sister from work and all I can say was that I was SPOOKED!))
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
As a hopeless romantic I felt it was my duty to read a Nicholas Sparks' novel. I think this was my first romance novel and I usually get my fix from Netflix movies but I went old school with a novel. I had never actually seen the movie so I wasn't too sure what I was signing up for. This book is much more than a rodeo love story but I can't say it blew my mind or made me become a Sparks fan. I still have to watch the movie to see which one I prefer ;)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I've read this book once and I just had to reread it this summer. This book takes place during the summer so it's fitting to read it now. Reading this book makes me question life, love and makes me want to go to a desert and stargaze. This book is the perfect mixture of light and fun with some heavier messages as well. I feel like this is the perfect "coming of age" book and I adore it dearly and am forever grateful for Carrot giving me this book to read :)
And those were my reads for the summer!! What books did you guys get around to reading this summer? Leave your summer reads down below so I can check out some great new books!
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