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Books To Read This Summer

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Today I am sharing some of my recommended books to read this summer. One of my favorite summer activities is sitting outside and enjoying a good summer read. This post contains affiliate links, see our full disclosure policy here.

This last weekend I was out of town at a Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, so I did not get a chance to prepare a recipe for this week. However, I did have a chance to catch up on some reading. I love reading and long plane rides are the perfect time to devote to a good book, don’t you think?  

I love a different a variety of genres that include biographies, autobiographies, cookbooks (of course), productivity books and fiction books. Today I am sharing my favorite fiction summer reads, that I enjoyed.


Here is what I have been reading:

A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between

Linda Thompson is an award-winning lyricist who dated Elvis Presley, was married to Bruce Jenner and is the mother of Brody and Brandon Jenner. Talk about someone that has been in some fascinating relationships. In this memoir, Linda talks about meeting and dating Elvis in her youth. She talks about dealing with his mood swings and drug abuse and the extravagant and whirlwind trips they would take together and she is very open about things. It provided an interesting view on life with Elvis that I found interesting. My mother is now reading the book and is enjoying it.


I was Saved By the Bell by Peter Engel

Peter Engel is the producer of many TV series, including the popular Saved By the Bell series. Peter talks about his beginnings in theater, his support for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and later, his success in Los Angeles with Saved By the Bell and the SBTB movies. It cast an interesting view on the development of television shows and the process they go through to get produced. I found the book interesting, and If you are a big Saved By the Bell Fan, you will enjoy the latter part of this book which discusses the vision, casting and interesting anecdotes of that series. 


Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty

I have never read any books by Laine Moriarty before, but I must say I did enjoy her writing style. I felt like I was right there in the midst of the happenings at the elementary school. Humorous and sad at the same time, I can see how they made this into a miniseries. It was like Mean Girls growing up and having children. I have not had the time to watch it, but if you saw it, I would love to know what you think.

Next on my List: Thinking The Woman in Cabin 10,

Summer is just around the corner. What are the genres of books that you enjoy? Do you have any summer reading recommendations?




Books to read this summer

Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Thanks for the recommendations. I always try to pick up something easy and no-brainer like when on summer vacation. Just saw the previews for Big Little Lies. Will have to check that one out!


Friday 26th of May 2017

I loved Big Little Lies! Now I need to work on watching the show. Cassidy has it for me so maybe I'll settle in tonight with ice cream. Ahhh.