Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Summertime (and the Reading's Easy)

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It's getting hotter and stickier outside, and that means one thing - summer is upon us! Though my life generally stays the same during these summer months, I remember being excited for this time of year. As a kid, it meant no school! I spent my days climbing fences, playing in the fire hydrant, and racing popsicle sticks in the runoff. When my daughter was younger, it meant a break from scheduled activities, summer camp, vacation, and the dreaded summer reading.

 I was never a fan of the books we were "required" to read, but I did, and still do, love reading in the summer. Let's be honest, I read my idea of "summer books" all year long. I like them light and breezy. However, in order to challenge myself, I tried to find books that fit that description, but were also set during the summer months.

The following list contains books I have read, enjoyed, and consider summer reading.
  • Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson - Nothing says summer like a cutthroat academic camp, where you can get your nerd on. 
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - Ah, falling in love and program for aspiring young application developers is a great way to spend the summer. 
  • You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn - Until 2020, summer meant music festivals for me, and here, we get to go on tour with Annie and Clay. 
  • Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally - Camp is one of the first things that comes to mind, when I think of summer. 
  • Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl - Another camp book, but this one is set at bible camp. 
  • Wanderlost by Jen Malone - Traveling remains one of my favorite things about summer, and I loved touring Europe with Aubree. 
  • Stealing Home by Becky Wallace - What's more summer than baseball? 
  • Say Yes Summer by Lindsay Roth Culli - For many, summer is a time to say goodbye to high school and hello to the next chapter in their life, just like Rachel did in this book. 
  • Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods - Wilamena spent this summer following the stars in her quest to find her one true love. 
  • What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume - A southern hemisphere summer is celebrated in this book with a fun filled beach vacation. 

Favorite summer book?
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