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I will start with a book I highly recommend and was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy to review. You can see more details about this one here - Book Review - Lies and Other Acts of Love.Lies and Other Acts of Love
I think I may have loved this book even more than her first one. Such a great story with characters that just cracked me up. This book is definitely a must-read for the beach this summer!
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this autobiography by Rob Lowe!
I have followed Rob Lowe's career from the beginning and have always enjoyed his acting. Who knew he was such a wonderful writer as well?! He kept me engaged throughout with fun stories of his career and personal life. I loved discovering how various actors and famous people came into his life over the years. He writes with a certain vulnerability that made me like him even more and I could definitely relate to his "pleasure to have in class" comments about his school years...Such a fun read!
Need some creative motivation?..
Elizabeth Gilbert does it again! This time it's with her no-nonsense approach to the creative process. She is practical, yet encouraging and gives the kick in the butt you need to push yourself to move forward! I finished this book feeling inspired with a new found sense of freedom about putting myself out there.
If it's historical fiction you are into, I have an excellent one for you!...
Susan Meissner continues to amaze me with her engaging stories and memorable characters. You might recall how I gushed over her amazing book- Secrets of a Charmed Life a few months ago. Well, in this earlier novel, she cleverly blends past and present again. This time she chronicles the lives of two women named Jane who are both faced with making life changing choices. The stories are woven together beautifully and I came away with a new curiosity about the 16th century. I had a hard time putting this one down.
How many times do you wish you could have a do-over?
This thoroughly entertaining novel takes you on a journey back in time 10 years. Three best friends have the opportunity to travel back to the year they turned 40. At the end of that year they will have to decide which life they will keep. They all thought they could 'get it right' this time with the knowledge that comes with life experience but they are reminded how each choice effects those around us. Not only did I enjoy the relationships in this novel but left it wondering what I would do if given the chance for a do-over! I blew through this book in only a few days and loved every minute of it!
And I am probably the last one on earth to read this one...
I actually started reading this one poolside and was glad I didn't sob my eyes out until the end. Yes, a real tear-fest as you probably know, but so worth it! I needed to just sit and think for a bit after finishing the last page. I couldn't even go on and read the first chapter they provided of After You because I just wasn't ready. I do look forward to reading it sooner or later though and will probably see the movie as well. Such an emotional ride.
In case these aren't enough to keep you going all summer, my last year's summer reading recommendations will surely inspire you! - 3 Great Books to Read this Summer.
What are you reading this summer?
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