Sarah’s Summer Poolside Reading List
The other day on Instagram, my friend Tracy from The Pages In Between posed the question, “Do you read more or less in the summer?” I think that’s a really great question.
I read all throughout the year, but as the days get longer, so does my reading list. There’s something about the summer that makes me feel like I can burn through a book (or even two) in one day. Here in Oregon, we go a long time without decent sunlight. So when the sun is out, you best believe that I am soaking it in. For me, there is not much better than chilling poolside with a super juicy suspense novel and a thick piña colada in my hand.
What’s NOT on Sarah’s Summer Poolside Reading List?
Now, my buddy Jessica enjoys the heavier fair in books. She and I have gone round and round about this. Jessica is HARD on books. First, she expects a hell of a lot out of her author. She wants really deep character development. Basically, she wants a detailed expansive story for the ages. Jessica is not about that Summer Poolside Reading Life.
I have other friends (I’m looking at you Kim), who broaden their horizons by reading things that are outside of their comfort zone. I immensely respect this. Kim is usually reading something that I look at and think, hmm I should try something new. I should get out of my comfort zone. I should read something that challenges my mind. But, in my best Greg Serrano voice, I could, but I don’t, but I could if I wanted to.
What IS on Sarah’s Summer Poolside Reading List?
Books that entertain!
I need to escape my life for a few hours, laugh at least once, be intrigued and I’m a happy camper. I don’t need anything that’s too long & I sure as hell don’t need anything that makes me think too hard. No way am I reading something that confuses me. There’s no war, no serious themes, minimal violence & nothing too emotional. I’m not reading something at the pool that makes me cry; I’ve been there done that. There’s no crying in Summer Poolside Reading! Summer Poolside Reading is for relaxing!
This year I’m keeping a list of my Summer Poolside Reading favorites. That way whenever you lovely readers need a book to take on vacation, an enjoyable read to pass a flight or a sexy novel to accompany you to the pool, you’re covered!
Don’t feel guilty! Love your Summer Reading! Comment with some of your favorite summer reads too! I don’t want to miss a single one!
Sarah’s Summer Poolside Reading List
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
THE VERDICT: These women have some serious drama & the tone of the book is much darker than I was ready for. Get your serious pants on for Girls’ Night Out. Lisa & Liz are two of my favorites. They have a talent for writing REAL women & Girls’ Night Out is no different.
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
THE VERDICT: I am Really Into This book. I seem to always finish Mary’s books really quickly because I cannot put them down. When the Lights Go Out is no different. And that ending, I was sitting there going, damn, she got me again. I loved it. This is a perfect choice for anyone looking for an enjoyable, interesting thriller that pulls the rug out from underneath you.
Publication Date: August 24, 2018
THE VERDICT: I am Really Into This book! The Other Woman is the first book from Sandie Jones & I need more of her writing in my life. Summer was made for books like The Other Woman. Grab this book, a beach towel & a pina colada & you’re bound to have fun!
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