Now that summer is officially here, vacations are in full drive. Whether you're heading to the beach, a spa resort, visiting family or my worst nightmare, going camping. Regardless, you'll have downtime to just sit back and relax. I don't know about you but when that happens, I love to catch up on my reading. I've always got several books waiting for me to read them but time doesn't always let me get to them as quickly as I'd like. So to help you out with your summer reading list, I've put together five must-reads. Three I've read myself and strongly recommend and two I am dying to read. See what you think and tell me in the comments below what your recommendations are.
1. Finding Paris by Joy Preble A bond between sisters is tested as one disappears leaving scavenger hunt-like clues behind for the other to find her. In Finding Paris, you will go on an adventure from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and back while one sister looks for the other and discovers things about herself that she's kept hidden for so long.
2. Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned by Emily Belden Emily Belden reflects on her dating life in her early-20's as a girl finding her way in the city of Chicago. After dating quite a few tools, she meets one guy who changes her perspective on life which in the end leads her to her true love. It's cheeky, fun, hilarious and you will see yourself in Emily more than once. I highly recommend Eightysixed.
3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Sarah Addison Allen does a great job mixing fantasy with reality in really subtle ways. Garden Spells is a love story mixed with family history and a tiny bit of thrill. It's an easy read and instantly pulls you in. You won't be able to put it down.
4. What Would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh This is a book that I've wanted to read for a while. I love Audrey Hepburn. I mean, who doesn't? Diving into her life and living vicariously through her is a dream. Who doesn't want to live life through Audrey's eyes?
5. What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman This was up for a vote in my book club recently but didn't win. It sounds really interesting and I love a good dramatic mystery. I also love when books take me back in time. It's just something that gets me really involved in the characters and the story.