End of Summer Book Recommendations

Make the most of the last few weeks of summer with my summer reading list. On the list are four books that are perfect for reading poolside this August.Okay, it pains me a little bit to write “end of summer” but alas August rolling around is usually the signal that summer is winding down. While I will miss my lazy days and ability to make appointments during the day— I am yearning for more of a schedule.

I just feel kind of blah without one. I don’t really feel like I’m contributing to society during summer…does that make sense?

Anyway….here are four books I read this summer that I would recommend you check out before the season ends!

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1. I am having so much fun here without you by Courtney maum


I picked this one up without knowing much about it…to be honest, I thought the cover was cute. It looks like a post card…isn’t that sweet?

This “reverse love-story” chronicles a man’s attempt to woo his scorned wife back after an affair. It makes you question whether you can fall back in love with someone after heartache. ¬†The story takes place in London and Paris and the writing and character development are so beautiful. This is one of the few books that has ever made me cry. It’s just wonderful, you must read it.

2. Columbine by Dave Cullen


While this isn’t a light and fun read it is extremely informative and interesting. I was only 8 years old when the shooting at Columbine High School occurred. I knew very little about this tragedy¬†and was instantly¬†gripped by Cullen’s attention to timeline and detail. There is so much more to this event than what was reported—it’s astonishing actually how much was inaccurately reported. It was hard to read at times but I think this story is important and worth telling.

3. Lost girls: An unsolved american mystery by Robert kolker


So some of my book selections can be a little dark. As most of you have probably gathered by now I¬†love reading, watching, and listening to “true crime” stories. Maybe it all goes back to watching CSI with my dad growing up? At one point I think I wanted to be a crime scene analyst but then I realized I would be woken up in the middle of the night to look at dead bodies and I realized NOPE.

Anyway, ¬†this book is about an unsolved crime that occurred in New York. Four women’s bodies were discovered on a beach and it was uncovered that all of the women were working as escorts through Craigslist. The author provides a detailed background on each of the women and chronicles what led them to begin working in this dangerous industry.

I appreciated how the author gave each of the women a name and an identity. Especially, when in our society women who work in this profession are looked down upon. They are still someone’s daughter, friend, mother, etc. It was a fascinating read.

4. The silent wife by a.s.a harrison


If you enjoyed “Gone Girl” this might be a great choice for you. This page turner blurs the lines between reality and delusion and keeps you on your toes until the end. I read it in two sittings, this is one I could not put down! I’m not going to say anything more because I don’t want to spoil it.

If you do read this, please let me know because I would LOVE to talk about it with you!

Next on my list?

The Couple Next Door and Walkable City

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