This summer we’ve got a list of over 10 books for you to enjoy while you’re enjoying the sun! Our 2016 Summer Book List is fantastic!
It’s summer and we’ve relaxed our schedule with the kids and we’re doing all kinds of fun things. I love to read by the pool or out in the backyard but when I do I have to take my eyes off the kids and that’s just not possible by the pool! When I read I get lost in a book and all things fall by the wayside. It’s always just one more chapter before I start dinner or do the laundry but inevitably I will not get to dinner and we order take out or the laundry piles up. So I’ve turned to audiobooks! It’s the perfect solution to all my problems. I can listen to the books while I watch the kids in the pool. I can cook and fold laundry all while I’m still finding out what’s going to happen next! I was so excited when Audible reached out to me about a partnership because I thought it was the perfect solution for more moms and dads than just me! Did you know that you can get a 1 month free trial from Audible?! There is literally no risk for you to try it and realize that this is what your summer days have been missing! I’m serious guys! It has been a life changer!!!
In honor of the 1 month free trial I put together my Summer Book List for 2016! Some of these books I’ve read and LOVED and some are books I can’t wait to get into this summer! We’ll be taking several beach trips to this summer so I’m hoping to get through a lot of these books before school gets here.
My first book is Wolf Hall. I LOVED this book! I first heard about it when I watched the mini series on PBS. It was amazing and I think a lot of the dry British humor came out in the series. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction. It’s the story about Thomas Cromwell and it’s set in Henry VIII’s court. I read a lot of books that take place during this time period. There was so much happening during this time. Henry was looking for a way to divorce Katherine and marry Anne, and the Church of England was being created!
Bringing Up the Bodies is the follow up book to Wolf Hall. It takes place during the downfall of Anne Boleyn and it’s fantastic! There was so much drama during this time in history and it’s so fun to listen to it all!
I just finished Circling the Sun and it was fantastic! It’s a story about an English woman who moves to Kenya with her family in the early 20th century. She has struggles and fights for her independence and eventually becomes a pilot! This is the story of Beryl Markham and she is my newest hero! 🙂
The Paris Wife is another book by the author of Circling the Sun, Paula McLain. I haven’t read it yet, but I loved reading Circling the Sun so I can’t wait to dive into this book. It’s the story of Hadley Richardson and her relationship with Ernest Hemingway.
I don’t really need to explain Harry Potter, I’m sure! I’m a huge fan of Potter and so are my kids. I’ve read the series and loved it. As an adult it’s hard getting through the first book but after that you sort of forget that you’re reading a kids book. This series is one that I’ll read over and over and I can share it with my kids. My oldest son and I read the series together and we couldn’t wait to talk about what was going on and all the fun things that we read that were different from the movies! The Harry Potter series is on all my book lists!
Beautiful Ruins was an Editor’s Pick and so I had to read it. It’s on my list of this summer. It sounds really great. The cover of this one really caught my attention first. Then I read the synopsis. It sounds great. It takes place int he 60’s and today, in Italy and Hollywood. It had some great reviews and I can’t wait to start!
Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase sounds so interesting! A woman in her 30’s finds a letter in her grandmother’s suitcase and it changes her family’s history. It follows both her story today and her grandmother’s during World War II! This is right up my alley!
The Girl on the Train sounds amazing! It won AudioBook of the Year this year so you know it’s going to be great! Rachel takes the train everyday and sees the same suburban couple in their house and makes up a story for them until one day she sees more than she expected and turns to the police. I’m really excited about this one. It has me really curious to know what she saw!!
Longbourn combines my love of Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. It’s fan fiction that follows the story of the downstairs help at Longbourn, Elizabeth Bennet’s home in Pride and Prejudice.
We’ve all see the trailers for Me Before You. I hadn’t heard of this book until the movie was coming out. I haven’t see the movie and I love to read the books before watching movies so I’ve got to read this. My sister-in-law read it and told me it’s a must read!
I read the first book in the Outlander series before I started to watch the show on Starz. It’s a book about a women on her second honeymoon after WWII has ended show accidentally travels back in time to the 1700’s in Scotland. I’m on the second book of the series and still love it! If you’ve seen the series it’s still worth a read. There is a lot more that happens in the books that they just can’t get into the show!
That’s my summer book list for 2016 and it’s packed! If you want to read more but find that it’s just too hard to find the time with the kids being home, give the 1 month free trial from Audible a try. Let me know what you think of these books or if you have any suggestions for me!! Happy summer reading!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.