My Summer Reading List

Hey there and welcome back to the blog…. for yet another late post! 😉 I’ve been so busy lately but I’m super excited about this post! I personally LOVE reading – and I hope you do to!

I certainly don’t claim to be as much of a bookworm as my older sister (seriously no one reads like her) but I do love to lose myself in stories – isn’t it a wonderful feeling? Well-written books can do so much for a person, impact, encourage, uplift…

I love the quote, “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.” That couldn’t be more true, books can bring you to place you could otherwise only dream about – they’re simply amazing.

Well, enough of my rambling – onto the recommendations!

Some of these books I have already read and thoroughly enjoyed, some I’m reading currently, and some I’m looking forward to reading soon! I’ll start by talking about the:

Books I’ve Read:

Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

This was such a sweet little romance story – and it was set in my beautiful state! The story follows a successful interior designer, who discovers that life isn’t just about careers – it’s about family as well. I think you’ll love Lane as much as I did when you read this… If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation read, this one is for you!

Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke

Oh my… what can I say except that this was AMAZING! I seriously couldn’t put it down and read all 400 pages in one weekend. This story is a mystery from WWII, and follows a daughter on her journey to Berlin in the 1970s to discover more about her mysterious, claimed-to-be Austrian mother… And I can’t tell you any more than that – read it and I promise you will love it!

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

This is by the same author as the previous book – I loved her work so much I had to find another! Saving Amelie is a heart-wrenching story that tells the truth about Hilter’s plan to Aryanize Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It’s told from several different perspectives, but mainly from the point of view of Rachel – a girl who discovers that she is certainly not the person she was told all her life she was.

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

“Rilla my Rilla,” oh, you’ll just fall in love with this sweet classic story about the beloved Anne of Green Gable’s daughter… Set in WWI, we see Rilla grow from a frivolous girl, into a responsible woman who makes a difference to all those around her. L.M. Montgomery’s beautiful writing tells this story perfectly…

Books I’m Reading:

Do Hard Things by Brett & Alex Harris

This book is written by two incredible 19 year olds – they were interns at the Alabama Supreme Court at the age of 17, and that was just the beginning of their accomplishments. I’m looking forward to hearing their recommendations for others to go out, change the world, and inspire other! This book just radiates the word ‘motivation’.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Speaking of motivation – I have never read anything like this! Rachel Hollis is such an incredible woman and she’s inspiring me with every chapter. I can’t wait to finish this and read her next one!

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Considering that I’m planning to study business in college, I thought I should read the ultimate business book! So far, it’s very enjoyable and the information is relatable to any part of life.

Books I Can’t Wait to Read:

Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley

From the moment I heard the title of this book, I’ve been so excited to read Jordans tips for motivation and ‘overcoming the pressure to prove and show up to what you were made to do’. I can’t wait to devour theses pages….

Who Thought This Was A Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco

I really don’t know much about this book, but I’m looking forward to an inside view of the White House. The government is a specific area of interest to me, so I’m sure this will be interesting!

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

This novel is about a Jewish family during the Holocaust in Poland – following their struggle as they are separated by persecution, and reunited at last…

Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

I serious CAN’T WAIT to pick up this book – the Berlin Wall is such an interesting topic that I know so little about. This tells the story of a family who was split by the wall and how they changed because of it.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Another hit by Rachel Hollis – can’t wait to read her incredible tips in this one! Here she shares her action plan for using the info from Girl, Wash Your Face.

Thanks getting all the way to here! I hope you find these book recommendations helpful!

Happy reading and I’ll see you on my next post!

Love from,

Lauren

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