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May 23, 2014

Beach Reading

Looking for a good book to read on the beach this summer?

It's never too early to start making your summer reading list!

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Summer Reading List - Some great books to add to your list!
Here are a few books I read recently.
I recommend all of them 
for some light summer reading.

The Life List (by Lori Nelson Spielman)  - I loved this book and not just because I love making lists!  It's a wonderful story about Brett, a woman who is given one year to accomplish a list of her childhood goals in order to receive her mother's inheritance.  During this year, Brett faces her fears, reexamines her childhood dreams and makes crucial decisions about the direction of her life.  A great "beach read" and a great reminder to revisit your own goals throughout your life...and to always trust your mother's instincts!

Safe Haven ( by Nicholas Sparks) - Originally, I picked up this book because every June we spend a long weekend in Southport, NC where this story takes place.  I thought it would be entertaining to read a story set in a  familiar town but the book ended up being so much more.  I enjoyed the plot, loved the characters and I didn't want the journey to end.  Now I want to see the movie!

The Traveler's Gift (by Andy Andrews) - This inspiring book is a guide for successful living told through a fictional story.  It's appealing because the author doesn't just give a "how to" list but weaves the lessons through an engaging story that I didn't want to end.

The Noticer - (by Andy Andrews) - Since I found The Traveler's Gift so inspiring, I read a second book by Andy Andrews because I enjoyed how he is able to incorporate lessons into a likable story line.  One person can have an impact on so many lives and as stated in the book, "Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective."

This weekend I am going for a third Andy Andrews book!
The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews - Another great book in a series!
I will let you know if I enjoy this one as much as the other two!

Click over to  Beach Reading Tips to read more of my "beach reading requirements".

Books to Read this Summer


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11 comments

  1. Wish I had time to read!!! I've been reading Pride & Prejudice (my 2nd time already), but have just been to busy to do it! Enjoy!

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  2. I WISH I was going to be sitting on the beach! Thanks for the recommendations-I"ll have to add those to my reading list! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  3. All of those books sound good. I've seen the movie, Safe Haven before and highly recommend it! I'm more of a movie goer than a book reader though.

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  4. Add another to your light reading list for summer - The Irresistable Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe - review on my blog - http://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/the-irresistable-blueberry-bakeshop-and-cafe/ - Carole @ From My Carolina Home. Thanks for the recommendations, I will be adding all four of those to my TBR list.

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  5. I love book recommendations - thank you Shelley!! I keep a little journal of what I've read and in the back I write books to read. I'll definitely make note of these! Enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  6. Unfortunately, I won't be sitting on a beach, but I am always reading something. Thank you for your recommendations. I haven't read any Andy Andrews yet so I will add those to my list. I loved Safe Haven, both the book and the movie. In fact, I cut my hair like Julianne Hough's hair in that movie soon after seeing it:) Southport, NC looks wonderful. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. I'm always looking for some good books to read so am glad to have some to add to my list! Have a great long weekend!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, I love finally having time to read in the Summer!

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  9. I'm reading GONE GIRL right now, but my, you have a lot to go thru this summer! Enjoy Shelley!

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  10. Thanks for linking up to the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I've just pinned your post! Hope you can say g'day again tomorrow!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  11. Thanks for the recommendations. I saw the movie, Safe Haven and loved it! thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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