The Broke and the Bookish is a summer reading freebie. Now I never minded assigned summer reading in school. There were some books I didn't enjoy reading but for the most part it just wasn't a big deal. Of course now summer means the kids being out of school and schedules being turned on end. That coupled with temps in the 90s and humidity so high that it feels like I can reach out and grab handfuls of air typically means I'm headed towards a slump. Since nobody likes a slump I've been trying to avoid it this year and focus on what books really tempt me when my brain feels fried. This is what I'm hoping to read this summer to avoid the dreaded slump!
2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell - I love that this book takes place on a beach but is hardly a typical beach book. Plus, I've been wanting to try Lisa Jewell's books forever and this seems like a good place to start.
3. Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts - I loved the first book in this trilogy but for some reason have yet to read the second book even though it's been out for almost a year. It's light, fun, with a little bit of suspense, and there's even some beach time!
4. The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick - I love the 1930s setting and Krentz/Quick's books are just like popcorn - tasty and fun if not the most filling. Perfect beach or hammock reading!
6. Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon - This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and is just perfect for summer!
7. The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan - It's about a cafe by the sea and written by Jenny Colgan! How could I resist it! Also, I think the main character is coming home to get her bearings which is one of my favorite things.
8. The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin - There's a years old disappearance and creepy phone calls! And the main character is an archaeologist.
9. The Blue Bedroom and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher - I love a short story collection and this one by Pilcher is one of my favorites.. It'll be a perfect read when my brain is tired but I want some comfort reading.
10. The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee - There's sisters and food and magic. It sounds like a whole lot of fun but sweet too. I love books with sisters - probably because I never had any!
What books are on your summer reading list?