The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up—summer is definitely on the way. The warmer weather usually gives way to a more relaxed atmosphere, more free time, and less work. Apart from yard work and enjoying the beautiful weather, one of my favorite summer activities is reading, and there are a few books this year I’m excited to get my hands on…and a few I have already devoured.
For you thriller lovers, there’s a hot new book that was just published a couple months ago and is highly popular among reading circles. Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is a runaway hit and, because of its success, is rumored to already have movie rights…so get on board this one so we can indulge our book-turned-movie fetish! I loved The Girl on the Train, which took me all of two days to read…it was one of those books I just couldn’t put down. I’m familiar with commuting—as we all are—and Hawkins’ novel is one that we can all relate to.
Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See recently won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, marking this as my next to-read book. I’m always a fan of stories that are centered on WWII, and the refreshing thing about Doerr’s novel is that it is an original, inventive story—nothing we have seen before.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to put my own Pinnacle Lust on your reading list for this summer. Sloan’s and Sharon’s love story will make your summer nights sizzle and will burn up your days. This summer’s heat will only serve to intensify the realism of the world in which Sloan and Sharon live.
The best part of summer reading is choosing a cool, comfortable spot—my favorite is out back in my hammock, under the shade trees—and wasting away hours, involved and totally immersed in the world of the book I’m reading. This is the best type of reading, in my opinion, and the best way to spend my long summer evenings.
What are some books you’re looking forward to this summer? Have you read any books already you’d recommend?