Happy Friday! I cannot believe it is already September!! This week has been a blur! I went back to work and my parents took the kids away for a few days. I worked late every night and feel like I will be ready for the first day of school when I leave this afternoon.
Before I get to the rest of the post, I want to share this favorite. I mean it with all of my heart! Summer was so good this year!! I won’t stop participating in summer until 9:03 pm on September 22nd.
I am sharing one of my favorite favorites today – reading! I am still trying to figure out when to share what I’ve been reading since the Show Us Your Books link up ended. For August, I landed on today. Since I last shared my books, I’ve read 8 books!
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro (audio) ☀️☀️☀️☀️
This was a tricky book to rate. I didn’t love it but I did find each woman’s story interesting.
This series is so fun! It’s wild to imagine what America would be like if George Washington decided to be king. This book ended on a big cliffhanger and I can’t wait for number 4, whenever it comes out!
Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Oh my goodness! I had heard that this book would make you laugh out loud and and burst into tears. That is exactly what it did! I cried my way through a section on the beautiful white sand beaches of Orange Beach and laughed out loud on an airplane reading another part. I loved this book!
Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
I loved this book too!! Meg Mitchell Moore’s books are great summer reads and this one did not disappoint. Set in coastal Maine, it is a beautiful story of family with a lovely setting. I’ve officially added Maine to our vacation list.
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️➕
Elin did it again!! I tried to read The Hotel Nantucket as slowly as possible to savor every page but I found myself speeding through it so I could find out what happened. The Blue Book at the end is truly a love letter to Nantucket. Elin made it so easy to plan a trip to Nantucket! I’m thinking girls weekend September 2023, because September is still summer!
Gilt by Jamie Brenner ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
I was so excited to read this after hearing Jamie Brenner talk about it in NYC. It did not disappoint! I loved the family drama and talk of gorgeous jewelry. I loved that there were characters from another Jamie Brenner book, but I can’t remember which book.
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center ☀️☀️☀️☀️
This was a great book, too. It was a fun summer read with some romance and family stories. Right up my alley!
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Whoa! I’d heard about this book all spring and summer. I finally got around to reading it and I am so glad I did. It started out a little slow, interesting but slow. Let me tell you, when it picked up it was so so good! I loved it! Absolutely loved it!
Currently Reading: This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
Currently Reading: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I am so exited to read Carrie Soto is Back! I requested it from our library and got it on the day it was released, but it’s only available to read on the app and not on my kindle. I may return it and buy it. I hate reading on my phone and iPad. What do you think? Should I power through or bite the bullet and buy it??
Don’t forget you can always see what I’ve been reading on my Books 2022 page.
I am excited for our three day weekend. Luke has a soccer tournament and we have have a few plans with friends. I am hoping to spend a bunch of our free time outside and at the pool. Have a great weekend full of sunshine and books!!
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