With Style and a Little Grace: What I Read This Summer

What I Read This Summer


New Reading Nook in our Back Bedroom 

Hi Strangers! I love a great book recommendation and this Summer all I have done every weekend is live by our pool and read. It has been so relaxing to reconnect with one of my favorite pastimes. I will say that I am always reading, but this Summer I have managed to crush my reading list. Trips to the library during the week and devouring the books on the weekend. It has been a wonderful break and I am sad to see the Summer end. I am however very excited for Fall! I love posts like this so I can add to my list - please let me know if you have any recommendations! 


Great book to read at the beach or the pool. One of my favorite Summer reads is Savannah Breeze by MK Andrews recommended by one of my dear friends and this one does not disappoint. It is about three best friends who share a beach house for the Summer and all about the different dramas going on in their lives. Quick and easy one. 


Gripping and I could not put it down. This one was on Reese Witherspoons list and you know I read everything that she recommends. Falk returns to his hometown for his best friends funeral after twenty years and is drawn back into the mysterious reasons he left long ago and why they might involve his friend who died. 

Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso 

I was totally sucked into the series on Netflix so I knew I had to read the book. I liked some of the points but didn't really enjoy her writing and just didn't really like her as much as I thought I would. Wouldn't recommend this one. 

The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware 

I loved Ruth Ware's other book In A Dark Dark Wood so I knew I wanted to read this one. It was a bit harder to get into at first but once I got to the plot I enjoyed it. Lo Blacklock is a travel writer and believes she witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. It definitely had me looking over my shoulder - great thriller. 

The Singles Game - Lauren Weisburger

I love Lauren Weisbugers writing, hello The Devil Wears Prada! I knew I wanted to read this cute book. It was a great beach book about a tennis star in the limelight and everything that comes with it. Would recommend. 

Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

Again another author I love. This one is about a group of friends and a dinner party. A lot can happen in one night. You get to see in from all points of view. Would recommend! 

The Glittering Court - Richelle Mead

Teen Fiction and I loved it! Dystopian book about a select group of girls who are given the chance to become rich, wealthy, and a new class in a brave new world. One girl Adelaide who is already wealthy in the current world but wants to start a new life on her own. She doesn't expect to find love along the way. If you like a good dystopian book you will enjoy this fun read. 

Nantucket Sisters - Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer is probably the reason I want to visit Nantucket so badly - she truly makes it sound so appealing. This is a great book about friendship from youth to adulthood and two girls from two different parts of Nantucket and how their lives intertwine and their friendship grows and changes. Loved it - great beach read! 

Heres to Us - Elin Hildebrand

The three wives of Deacon Thorpe the famous chef who has recently passed away. All stuck at the family beachhouse and grieving his recent death. None have really ever been in the same room together. I really enjoyed this one and how it all played it. 

All Is Not Forgotten - Wendy Walker

Super creepy and dark. A girl is raped in an affluent town in Connecticut and she is given a new drug that will help her forget. She struggles with losing the memory and begins to see a therapist - the story is told through his point of view. What's really happening in this small town. Never saw this one coming - dark and scary for sure. 

The Perfume Collector - Kathleen Tessaro

Probably one of my favorites that I read. Set in 1950s London and in the 20s in New York, Paris, and MonteCarlo. It weaves the stories of two different women and how their lives are connected. Beautifully written and I could not put it down. Highly recommend! 

All The Missing Girls - Megan Miranda

Out of all the thrillers - this one and Since She Went Away were my two favorites. Page turner! Nic Farrell returns home to the town she left 10 years ago when her best friend Corinne disappeared. Another girl goes missing and it opens up old wounds and she begins to wonder what really happened to Corinne. READ IT. 

Since She Went Away - David Bell

Read this in one sitting. Jenna Barton's best friend Celia disappeared three months earlier and Jenna has been blaming herself every single day. When her son's new girlfriends disappears - things are suddenly happening really quickly and we begin to learn more about the story. 

The Girl Before

Finishing this one tonight. Two women living in a house in London during different times and the mysterious architect who has tons of rules for how you live in the house. 

Clearly I have had a thing for thrillers! My top recommendations would have to be The Perfume Collector, Since She Went Away, and All The Missing Girls. I have several new ones that I have just started and will definitely be bringing some more book reviews soon. 

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