I'm supposed to write about all of the books on my 'to read' list this summer and/or recommend some of the amazing books I've read as of late.
First issue is that I'm due with a child in approximately 3 weeks and the likelihood that I'll be able to keep my eyes open long enough to read a whole book during the remainder of the summer, let alone a list of them, is slim-to-none.
Second, working full-time, parenting a toddler and being pregnant has not really allowed me much 'reading for pleasure' time lately. By lately, I mean since my last pregnancy. Unless you count the children's books that I know off my heart (you can read about my children's books recommendations HERE - I know those well!).
Time to improvise:
Books I've read (longer ago than I care to admit) and recommend
The Alchemist - a beautiful book about finding purpose and meaning in life. I'll be honest in that I don't remember the actual storyline of the book but I do remember the profound impact it had on me. It's definitely a must-read and very likely a book I should add to my re-read list (even though I've never actually read a book, besides a children's book, more than once).
I've read a few other Paulo Coelho books and very much liked them all!
The Forgotten Garden - again, while the exact storyline has seemed to escape my memory, I do remember thoroughly enjoying this book. It's long but it didn't feel long (always an indicator of a good read).
Quick question: am I the only one who can read a book, thoroughly love/enjoy it and yet still forget the entire storyline years later? Is that normal?
Books I'd like to read (in the not-so-distant future)
The Girl on the Train - I've heard about this book a lot lately and it's apparently right up there on the current Best Sellers lists so it only makes sense it would be on my reading list.
Grey - ya, I know, I know, I shouldn't even be admitting it but I'm curious about this book only because I read the 50 Shades Series (a long time ago now). Having said that, I'm not sure I will prioritize this over some of my other must-reads.
The One and Only - I'm a sucker for chick-lit and have loved all of Emily Giffin's books so this book is on my list. I am a little weary though because the reviews are not great. I'd appreciate your feedback if you've already read it!
I would be VERY happy if you'd like to share your 'must-read' books because my summer reading list is lacking!
Finally - the BEST part of this post is that I'm linking up with some awesome ladies who are much more avid readers than I am. SOOOO I'm clearly going to make a whole NEW 'must-read' list after checking out what they've all been reading and what's on their lists! BRILLIANT!!
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