Wrote this post awhile back and thought it would be great for Amanda’s Dishing It party! Head on over to Serenity Now for more post full with good summer reads!
It’s that time of year, the kiddos are getting out of school, vacations are being booked, and a good read is calling your name. I’m always on the hunt for a good book. I’m a self diagnosed adult with ADD so it takes a lot to grab my attention and pull me in. I thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite summer reads. I’m sure there are other peeps out there looking for a good book as well so let’s pull together and give each other a few suggestions!
Some of you may have seen my post about The Night Huntress Series. They have to be at the top of my list! Loved these books!! My Mom who has never touched a vampire romance novel loved them as well. They’ve made their way to all the ladies in my family and even touch the night stand of a few of my friends. Just to warn you……once you start reading you cannot put them down! To read more about these books click HERE.
Jemima J is another one that sucked me in. I finished this book in 1 day! I started and literally could not put it down. I’ve never read a whole book in one day so that says a lot. It’s a story about a girl who struggles with a weight problem, how she deals with it and over comes it. I know it sounds a bit dramatic but it’s actually very funny! It pulls at your heart and your funny bone at the same time! To read more about this book click HERE.
I’ve read Something Blue but have not read Something Barrowed……..yet. I plan to because I really enjoyed the first novel. Something Blue is an easy read and a page turner. It’s a great lying by pool type of book! Click Here to read more about Something Blue and Here to read more about Something Borrowed.
Lately I’ve enjoyed listening to audio books downloaded for FREE from my local library. That’s right I said FREE!!! I load them onto my MP3 put my ear buds in and go to town. Something about listening to an audio book while I buy groceries at Wally World a.k.a. Wal-Mart makes it more of an enjoyable experience. I listen to audio books while I workout, clean house, and during long commutes! I just finished Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas. It was a great book full of romance, funny moments, and southern hospitality! To read more about this book click HERE
Tips to find these books and others for lower cost or free!
1. Don’t forget about your local library. If they don’t have it in stock some libraries will allow you to request it online and will bring it in from another branch.
2. Half Price Books: I get most of my books at Half Price Books. If you don’t have one in your area look for another local discount book store.
3. Swaptree.com: A data base of fellow bookies who want to trade books. You just enter the books you want to get rid of and the books that you’re looking for. Swapteee will match with someone who wants to swap for a book you have. You print out postage and mail your book. Super easy and a great way to save!
5. Goodwill: It may take some time to look through all the unorganized books but you can really find some great recently released books and for .49 cents for a paperback……you can’t beat that (unless it’s free)!
6. Host a book swap with friends and family: Pick a local location and have everyone bring books that they are willing to part with. It’s a great excuse for a ladies night and you can leave with a few new to you books.
Now it’s your turn: In your comment tell us the title of your favorite books and why you enjoyed them.