Summer Reading List

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Disclaminer: I realize this post should have gone up in June, but I was 
distracted by my amazing baby, and am therefore posting it now
...halfway through summer.

I have recently rekindled my love of reading and have devoured several books in a short period of time. This prompted a romp through my old 'previously read' list and I thought it might be time to put together a couple of favorites for you guys to check out the rest of this summer, if you want. No pressure.

Stand-Alone Fiction.

I'm kind of a stand-alone fiction snob and rarely read any; however, this author is pretty good. I mean, really good. Big Little Lies is the second work I've read of hers and I absolutely devoured this one. I'd also be lying if I didn't admit that my reason for picking this up is the fact that Alexander Skarsgard plays a character on the HBO tv series inspired by this book. Anyways, this book has firmly planted itself on my favorite-books-of-all-time list and I don't foresee it falling off any time soon. It's written in the past and present-tense and keeps you hooked all the way to the end where you end up with one of those "SHUT UP!" moments that always makes me run out of the room, book in hand to find Brian and tell him what just happened. He then makes the obligatory "OMG!" face and goes on with what he was doing. Great. Book. Also, great husband.

The Series.

If you've been here awhile you know that I love basically all things Scotland and the Outlander series has the hottest Scot since...well, ever (sorry Sean Connery). Echo in the Bone is book seven in the series. Please be forewarned, these books are huge. So, while I'm all, oh this is a summer read, I really mean, you should start the series this summer and expect to be reading it well into winter.

Classic Fiction.

For some reason, I've been thinking about this book for the last couple of weeks, which generally means it's time for a re-read. Grapes of Wrath is one of those books that everyone knows about, and is generally required reading at some point in your education. If you're like me, you cheated and Spark-Noted it. Eventually though I did pick it up, and it actually became one of the greatest books I've ever read. If you're up for it, it's definitely worth the read.

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