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Easy Reads I'm loving this summer

I've been on vacation the past week and feel like I've been reading non-stop. I've pretty much carried a book with me everywhere recently, and I wanted to share a few books I've been loving this summer.

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Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson

When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching.  
I got this as a Book of The Month pick back in February and it has been sitting on my shelf the last four months. I packed it on a whim to take to Austin while I was on vacation. Wilson did a great job of answering all of your questions and getting a lot of story into a short-ish book without feeling like you miss anything. This is a great book to read if you're use to reading YA and want to expand into more contemporary fiction.

In The Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.

This was our book club pick for the month of July and it was so refreshing to try a book outside of my genre comfort zone. I don't think I've ever read a biography before, but Guerrero's story was so interesting that I just had to keep reading. She does a great job of telling you her story and showing you more about her personality. I basically talked with my boyfriend through the entire book so this is definitely one to discuss and enjoy.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma
This short read was just the kick in the pants I needed to start eating healthier this summer. The first part is a little slow with a lot of explanation about nutritionalism and stuff works, but it was still really interesting. The second part about how and what to eat was so good I went back after I finished and took notes on in in my bullet journal. I'm sure it'll take me a while to put all of Pollan's ideas into practice it was a great non-fiction read about our food culture.

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Considered one of the first mystery novels, this extraordinary piece of Victorian literature is wrought with dizzying twists and psychological turns. Walter Hartright’s encounter with a mysterious woman clad in white leaves him spellbound. His thoughts are plagued so much by the encounter that he shares the story with his drawing students—the beautiful Laura Fairlie, and her half-sister, Marian Halcombe. But this woman in white piques more than their curiosity. As the story unravels, so does a mystery of identity, insanity, and betrayal.

I got this one on Audible after a friend recommended it to me and really loved it. I've read a few victorian era mysteries before, and this one kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I suggest an audio book if you're not use to victorian style writing, but if you can handle the dense language (unlike me sometimes) you can get this one for free on the Kindle App with the link above.

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  1. These sound like some great summer reads! I really need to pick up some new books for the summer! Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. Let me know if you end up reading any and what you think! I'm always down to talk books!

  2. Perfect Little World looks interesting! I'll be sure to look for it!

  3. Loved this ideas! Perfect little world is a book I think I might like! I love easy reads when I have some free time.

    1. I know! Summer is the perfect time to blast through a reading list!