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Books I’m Loving For Summer

June 29, 2017

My reading slowed down for a few weeks, so I don’t have as much to report since last month. But since it’s summer and my summer holidays are right around the corner, I thought I would pop in to share some books to add to your summer reading list.

  • If you only read one book this summer, it has to be The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I received an advance copy of this book from Simon and Schuster Canada and couldn’t get through it fast enough. If you’ve been tuning into my book posts for the last year, you’d know that TJR has become my number one favourite author. Her latest novel is nothing like her previous works, but equally as captivating. You will come to both love and hate Evelyn Hugo as she tells the story of her rise to Hollywood fame and the story behind each of her seven husbands. You’ll learn who her one true love was, and why she’s chosen a seemingly nobody journalist to tell her life story. The ending is like a punch in the gut, one you’ll never see coming.

  • Have you ever wondered if you’ve ever crossed paths with person you’re meant to be with? Gus and Tess met briefly on family holidays in Florence when they were teenagers. Both of their lives changed drastically after that day, with their paths crossing many times, before meeting again sixteen years later. Reminiscent of the novel One Day, Miss You by Kate Eberlen, is the perfect beach read. It’s not scandalous nor is it a page-turner, but it’s the perfect book to flip through while sipping your favourite summer drink and not worrying about much more than tan lines (or sun burns). I received an advance copy from Harper Collins.
  • On my summer to-be-read list is Sarah Jio’s Bungalow. I previously read Always by the same author, that was so much like One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid and have been wanting to dive into another Sarah Jio novel to see how well it compares. Bungalow is said to be “a World War II saga of thwarted love, murder and a long-lost painting.”
  • I’m late to the party, but last on my summer reading list is Truly Madly Guiltily by Leane Moriarty.

I want to hear from you! What are your favourite beach reads or on your summer reading list this year? 

*Affiliate links have been used. I was given an advance copy of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo from Simon and Schuster Canada and Miss you from Harper Collins. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this little hobby of mine. 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Kris @ Canadian Girl Runs
    June 30, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I just picked up the latest TJR from the library and I’m so excited to read it!!

    • Reply
      Becky
      July 1, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Yay! I can’t wait to hear how you like it!!

  • Reply
    Brie @ A Slice of Brie
    July 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I’m ashamed to admit I STILL haven’t finished TJRs book (insert monkey no see emoji!)

    Sigh. I need my reading mojo back!!! 🙁

    • Reply
      Becky
      July 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Girl – I’m going to pretend to understand even though I really don’t know how you could have put that book down….

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