Every year my family and I go down to Cape May, New Jersey for a family reunion with my mom’s extended family. While we’re there, we are but 1 block from the beach and we stay in a house with an in-ground pool. Needless to say, I bring a big stack of books to read, because, no two things go better (except baths and bubbles) than books and beaches!
Here are 5 of my favorite Summer reads:
♥P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
“Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.” (copyright: Goodreads.com)
♥The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
“This Chick-lit book follows workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting who has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.” (Copyright: Goodreads.com)
♥Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
“An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life–until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. “Dear John,” the letter read…and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever.” (Copyright: Goodreads.com)
♥Grayson by Lynne Cox
“This captivating Bestseller tells the true story of a miraculous encounter between a teenage girl and a baby whale off the coast of California. It was the dark and early morning; Lynne was swimming her last mile back to the pier after a long workout when she became aware that something was swimming with her. The ocean was charged with energy as if a squall was moving in; whatever it was felt large enough to be a white shark coursing beneath her. In fact, it was a baby whale following alongside her. Lynne quickly realized that if she swam back to the pier, the young calf would follow her to shore and die from collapsed lungs. But if Lynne didn’t find the mother whale, the baby would suffer from dehydration and starve to death.” (Copyright: Goodreads.com)
♥ The Help by Kathryn Stockett
“Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women – mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends – view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.” (Copyright: Goodreads.com)
So, there you have it! These are 5 of my favorite books & they are SO good the story just gets better and better each time you read it over! If you all want to know what I’ve been reading as of late, hop on over here!
That’s all my loves!
Catch you soon 🙂