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Summer Beach Reads

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We’ve already logged more hours than I can count at the pool this summer, which means two things:

1. I’m eating less because I’m in a swimsuit more. EWW.

2. I’m reading more because I’m in a swimsuit by the pool. YES.

And since we always like chatting about books here, let’s discuss summer reads. Here’s what’s on my radar:

The House Girl – I just finished this over the weekend and I could not put it down. I devoured it. If you enjoy historical fiction, this one is really beautifully rendered. The story flips between a Civil War-era house slave and a modern-day lawyer. It’s a fantastic little mystery too. While I borrowed this one from the library, it’s definitely one to own because I could read it over and over again.

The Typewriter Girl (aside: what’s with all the “girl” references in titles these days?). I haven’t started this one yet; it’s next in the queue.

The Passing Bells // A Future Arrived // Circles of Time – starved for Downton Abbey as we await the next season? Then you will absolutely positively LOVE this series that was actually written in the 1970s. A little heavy-handed on the World War I battle scenes, but a great series that spans several different storylines.

Revenge Wears Prada – honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada (which I read as a study abroad student in Paris over 10 years ago – gulp). It seems like it might be a bit contrived, but we’ll see.

Orphan Train

The Sisterhood

Reading anything good these days? Share in the comments —

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