June 10, 2013

BFF's Books to read Summer 2013

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As we mentioned in the Summer Bucket List post, there are about 10-12 books we'd like to read this summer. We'll link up with Belle, who is doing a fun Summer Book Club Series.

For the most part these are light reads because it is summer and I would like to have some fun reading. After this last year of college I would like to relax and not think too much when I'm reading.

Here are some of our picks. I'm sure there will be more as months go by. I just wrote a few sentences about each, but I'll review each one I read, so stay tuned for a more in-depth review.

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon. A bored wife enters a marriage study to find a way to repair it. It's claimed to be the next "Bridget Jones Diary' and who does not like those? 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I've heard so much about this book. It's about two young adults who have cancer. Hazel and Augustus are such beautiful names. How can I not read it? Plus I loved Looking for Alaska, one of Green's other novels.  

The Sun Also Rises & The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. This is a classic, that I have not had a chance to read. I'm excited for this because I love literature.

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt. Classic high school age drama book with a twist. Light and fun.

Bossypants by Tina Fey. I'd like to know more about Tina because she is such a powerful woman. Someone to look up to.

Seriously... I'm kidding by Ellen Degeneres. Lately I have been watching her show more and I like her humor. Can't wait to read some of her stories.

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close. All of their friends are getting married and having children, while the three main characters are barely graduating college. How do they deal with it? Does this sound familiar to anyone? Because it definitely is true in our case. I'd really like to read about how they deal with that.


What books do you recommend for us to read? 


29 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up! I'm excited to read your posts! Girls in white dresses sounds like a great book - think I'm going to have to go pick that one up!

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    1. I'm reading it first, so I'll let you know how it is soon. :)

      -Natalia

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  2. I'll read anything from Ellen or Tina Fey, They both make me laugh and thats all I need.
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    Jen
    www.fashionablyfestive.blogspot.com

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    1. Have you read anything else by them? Do you recommend it? :)

      -Natalia

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    2. No I haven't read anything else of theirs, but a few friends of mine read Bossypants. They all loved it! The same friends also Love to read the Chelsea Handler books. I've also been wanting to start those but I am trying to finish my more serious reads first haha.
      Jen
      http://fashionablyfestive.blogspot.com

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    3. Oh good! I like Chelsea too. :) I can't do serious books right now.. Im trying to de-stress from college.

      -Natalia

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  3. I really want to read Girls in White Dresses! It's on my list

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    1. I've been wanting to for a while now. Book Review coming soon :)

      -Natalia

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  4. I really want to read the fault in our stars, it's on my list :)
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC or bloglovin'??

    Kendra
    xx

    www.stoleninspiration.com

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    1. I'm on a waiting list at the library. And I can not wait to read it! I might end up buying the book myself. :))

      -Natalia

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  5. Love this list! Thanks!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  6. from your list i read only 'the old man & the sea' - it's compulsory book in polish school!
    hope i'll read all of them from your list :)

    ANECIA WAS HERE- more than passion ♥
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    1. Oh yes! I think I left before I got to that grade. :)

      -Natalia

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  7. I may be a little bias (hint, hint: the company I work for publishes John Green) but THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is one of my favorite books. Hands down. John Green is an absolute genius when it comes to creating characters/stories that will make you laugh one page, and sob the other. You can absolutely NOT let this summer pass you by without reading it!

    May want to consider adding Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? to your list. Oh, and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

    xoxo, Bridge

    http://midgeinmanhattan.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your recommendations. I will have to check those out! But that is a perfect description of John Green's novels. I only read 'Looking for Alaska' but that's pretty much how I spend most of the time reading it.

      -Natalia

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  8. oh my god, i have been wanting to read the tina fey book since for eveeeer. she's SO hilarious, and i look up to her as a writer. the woman has got it going on ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. She reallly does! Definately a great role model. :)

      -Natalia

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  9. Thanks for these great recommendations, would love the read a few of them.

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  10. great review... except from The Old Man and the Sea, I havent read all the rest in this list!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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    1. I always like to find new books to read. :)

      -Natalia

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  11. Hi!Thanks for the comment on my blog!I'm following you too now! :)

    Only a storm in a coffee cup

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  12. I also just made a summer reading list on my blog! I definitely want to read "A Fault in Our Stars" and I read "Bossypants" last summer. It is hilarious and one of my favorite summer reads of all time.

    Check out my list: http://ring-a-roundarosey.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-summer-reading-list.html

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