Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to read at night instead of watching Netflix. I used to absolutely love reading, but between working full-time and being a Mom to a 1 year old life is super hectic these days! I started listening to Bad on Paper Podcast a few months ago (you can read my list of my favorite podcasts here), and they are always talking about what books they are reading which really inspired me. Here’s what I’ve read over the past couple of months and they are the perfect books to pick up and read this summer:
1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
This book takes place in Ireland and it follows the relationship between Connell and Marianne from high school through college. They have a true friendship, and also an on again and off again romantic relationship. It’s really interesting to follow along and see how they have impacted each others lives. I loved this book overall, but it doesn’t have a real ending which definitely bothered me.
Rating: 3/5 stars
2. The Idea of You by Robinne Lee
Solène is a single mother of a teenage daughter and ends up dating Hayes Campbell from the boy band August Moon. It follows their relationship which becomes a lot more than she was expecting, and she finds out a lot about herself along the way. This is a book that I could not put down, and it left me with a book hangover for quite a few days! I highly recommend this one.
Rating: 5/5 stars
3. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
I’ve had this book on my nightstand for about a year, but I just never sat down to read it. Karolina Hartwell is the wife of a senator and she is arrested for a DUI. Emily Charlton and their mutual friend Miriam help Karolina get her life back after her arrest. This is a Devil Wears Prada book so I knew it would be a good one, and it was another one that I couldn’t put down!
Rating: 4/5 stars
4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is a book that I’m reading currently, and I am in love with it! Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is ready to tell her life story, and she sits down with writer Monique Grant. She wants Monique to write her biography and publish it once she passes away, and Monique isn’t sure why she has chosen her to write this book. She tells the story of her life and her seven marriages, and it’s definitely an interesting one.
Rating: 5/5 stars
What are you currently reading?