Be omnivorous, don't just read one kind of book, read everything. - Richard Wagamese

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Reading Recommendations

I've been having a hard time getting back into reading and blogging. At first pregnancy exhausted me, and I've been feeling much better but I still can't fully get back into reading. I feel guilty about it all the time, and it's time I start working on it. I think I'll start with mini reviews to help me with the books I read months ago. Many of the books I've been picking up lately haven't been holding my attention as much as I would like them to, and I'm looking for some recommendations. Which books would you recommend as great summer reads?

I recently finished:

A Change in Fortune was a nice Christian Fiction read, it was very easy to get into and kept me wanting to know what would happen. When Eliza's father passed away, his fortune was stolen and Eliza was left with nothing. Her fiance wanted nothing to do with her, as soon as he realized her dowry was gone. Eliza follows the man who stole her fortune, and tries to find her opportunity to regain what is rightfully hers.

I loved Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman, and thought I would pick this one up next.

Description from Goodreads: From the author of Wildflower Hill, this breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay.

In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne, who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. This gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family. But whom can she trust in Lighthouse Bay?

Fast-forward to 2011: after losing her lover, Libby Slater leaves her life in Paris to return to her hometown of Lighthouse Bay, hoping to gain some perspective and grieve her recent loss. Libby also attempts to reconcile with her sister, Juliet, to whom she hasn’t spoken in twenty years. Libby did something so unforgivable, Juliet is unsure if she can ever trust her sister again.

In these two adventurous love stories, both Isabella and Libby must learn that letting go of the past is the only way to move into the future. The answers they seek lie in Lighthouse Bay.

What other books have you read lately that completely captivated your attention?


  1. I have lIGHTHOUSE bAY on my shelf to read and must get to it this summer! I am encouraged that you like it!

  2. You shouldn't feel guilty! Enjoy doing whatever you want right now. Have you read The Light Between Oceans? You might like it.

  3. I just listened to the audio version of A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (the same author who wrote Overseas) and really enjoyed it.