Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Reads Link Up

I do a lot of reading, but I feel like the Summer really brings out the reader in not just myself, but others as well. Bringing a book to the beach is a great way to pass the time while you're soaking up the rays or hanging out at the park in the shade.

My problem is I have too many books to read, and even if that's your problem I'm going to hopefully add more to your TBR list. You can check out my TBR list on Goodreads if you want to keep up with my never ending list.

Rachael from The Rachael Way and I are both book enthusiasts and came up with our favorite Summer reads to share with you. After you've looked through our collections make sure to come back and link up your favorite Summer book suggestions for us to check out!! Link up will be up for ONE week :)

Summer Reading Linkup

If you want you can read a book and then see the movie, I think Gone Girlby Gillian Flynn would be a great Summer read for this Summer. It's not a light, funny read but it is captivating and comes out this Fall so you hopefully won't feel pressured to finish it quickly.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was the first book that doesn't fall under my romance genre in a long time that I actually finished. It's one of the 16 books to read before they hit theaters this year and even though I wasn't a fan of the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. Four stars!

Synopses: Marriage can be a real killer.

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

A book with a good vacation during the Summer would be Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren! I mean, a Summer trip to Paris after graduating college is what every girl dreams about, right? Just me? That ship has already sailed and I ended up nowhere close to Europe.

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Mia is exactly how I imagine I should have been after college graduation and even throughout college. Daring, vibrant and completely spontaneous. I mean, Vegas for graduation with your girlfriends, waking up next to a swoonworthy hottie with an accent and then *throws confetti* surprise!

Synopsis: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

My #1 Summer Read would be Rush Too Farwhich I read in May. Almost everything Abbi Glines writes is beachy, so she's a great author to take a look at if you're in the mood to be taken to the shore with hot boys!!
Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines is yes...ANOTHER Abbi Glines book and this actually started a re-read of the whole Rosemary Beach series because I had not read the other Too Far books since last July when I did a speed read and first fell in love with Abbi's writing. These are definitely a favorite and Rush is one of the only boys I actually own a shirt for! *gasp*

Synopsis: Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.


  1. I need to add Rush to my list. I have an ever growing list for sure. Gone Girl was really good, wondering if the movie will live up to it.

  2. well i am adding all of these to my list. the ever growing never stopping will probably get to these next summer list. lol. the only one i am not sure i will like is gone girl.

  3. Ahh can't wait to see what everyone's been reading this summer!

  4. What a neat link up! I am also definitely on my way to checkout your list on Goodreads!

  5. I'm so sad I missed a book linkup! I love book posts and your posts always make me want to dabble more into the romance genre!

  6. Gone Girl is definitely one of my favorites. I reread it recently because I wanted to have it fresh before the movie.

  7. Gone girl is amazing! So excited we are doing this linkup today <3!


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