With a name like Storie, you better believe that I love to read! I used to be devoted to holding a real book, but I have become a Kindle girl. There’s something wonderful about having access to a variety of books in one place, not to mention how easy it is to read at night without keeping my husband awake. Since I usually share about books I use with students in the classroom, I thought it would be fun to try something new. I’m going to share some of the books on my summer reading wish list along with some of the books I have recently read that might interest you.
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my summer reading wish list
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
This book was recommended to me by a friend because she knows how much I love a book with twists and turns. As soon as I finish my free Kindle pick of the month, this is the one I am starting.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
This book popped up as a suggested book on Amazon because I have read books by Gillian Flynn.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
After finishing up a different book, this one popped up as something that might interest me. After reading the description, I added it to my wish list immediately!
The Dry by Jane Harper
Most of the books I read I check out for my Kindle through my local library. The Dry was suggested to me during a search for another book.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
I added this one because this author also wrote The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game. I have read both books, so I wanted to see what this one is about.
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
A friend spoke very highly of this book so I had to add it to my list. It doesn’t seem as dark as a few of the other choices, so we’ll see how it goes!
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
I have read a few books by this author before, so I had been searching through some of her other titles when I came across this one.
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
This book was recommended to me by Amazon based on some of the other books I have read. The plot line sounds like something I would read, though I’m not sure about the girl taking something to erase her memory. I’m going to take a chance on it.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
It seems like everywhere I turn someone else is recommending this book, so it was a no-brainer to add it to my list.
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Every once in awhile I reach for a book meant for middle grade readers. This one came highly recommended by several teachers online, so it made the list. If it’s a good read, I’ll take a look at the sequel, too!
books i have read and recommend
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
This book pulled on my heartstrings. I don’t normally reach for historical fiction, but I am so glad I read this one. It’s based on real events that happened in a Memphis-based adoption organization. Poor children were kidnapped and then sold to wealthy families. This was a page turner!
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
So many plot twists and turns had me reading this book quickly! This story begins with alternating chapters between two women: the jealous ex-wife and her younger replacement. As I read, I made many assumptions, but I should know better by now! I loved how this one kept me guessing.
The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle
Will and Iris have been happily married for years. Then Iris gets a phone call that her husband has died in a plane crash. Only the plane was not headed for the city where Will was supposed to be going. This one grabbed me from the get-go and had me continuing to read as Iris tracked down what really happened.
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
This book is not for the weak. From the outside, Jack and Grace appear to have the picture-perfect marriage, but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. There are many parts that were extremely difficult to read, but I had to keep going to find out what happened!
What books are you planning to read this summer? If you have a book you’d like to recommend, please let me know!