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Hot Summer Reads Link Up

Happy Tuesday everyone!

First, thanks for all of the kind words and encouragement yesterday.  It was just what I needed to kick myself in the butt.  Three things I will be trying thanks to your suggestions:

1. Measuring myself, not just weighing
2. Tracking my calories on MFP...again
3. Changing up and increasing the intensity of my workouts

Thank you THANK YOU for all of your help! 

Now on to the link up!  I don't know about you, but I am always wanting book suggestions.  If I don't get a suggestion for a good book I only read Nora Roberts.  I love her books, but they're all the same premise so it's not anything new.  If it wasn't for a friend at my old job I would have NEVER read 'The Help', and how tragic would that have been if I'd have missed that amazing story?!? 

Here are a few suggestions from me:

'The Greatest Generation' by Tom Brokaw
Yes, this is an 'older' book, but this time in history is so important and I think it's just as important for us to not forget these brave men and women and their stories.  Plus, this generation is what I would consider "The" generation to strive to be like. 

'Beautiful Bastard' by Christina Lauren
'Beautiful Stranger' by Christina Lauren
If you like the good smut, these two are for you!  No chains or whips, just a lot of S.E.X. and two good romance stories.  I love reading about people falling in love!
'Summer Sisters' by Judy Blume
I have suggested this book before and I'll suggest it again today.  This is my FAVORITE book of all time!  And that's saying a lot, because I hate pinning down one thing to call my favorite.  It's about a girl who gets 'chosen' by the popular girl to be her friend.  It follows them as they grow up from pre-teens to their 30's.  I bawl my eyes out every time I read it, I get mad at the one character EVERY TIME I READ IT, and I feel the same up and down emotions EVERY.TIME.I.READ.IT!!!!  It is just a good, easy read, perfect for the summer!  I LOVE this book!

Here are a few books I have sitting here waiting for my attention.  I haven't read them yet so cannot 'yea' or 'nea' them, but they might be worth checking out.
'Summer People' by Elin Hilderbrand
'Safe Haven' by Nicholas Sparks
Sylvia Day Triology
I hope you link up with us, I'd love to make that list longer!  And please, if you don't try any other books I suggested, try 'Summer Sisters'!!! And then let me know how you liked it.
Happy reading!



  1. We are meant to be good friends because I have read Summer Sisters like 3 times! Love it! But I have always loved Judy Blume so no surprise there. And I also read Beautiful Bastard twice! Bennett Ryan is HOT!

  2. Summer sisters and the beautiful bastard books look great! I love when I stumble upon a new book right before the sequel comes out so i don't have to wait long! I think I'm going to read summer sisters first!
    Great link up hun!

  3. If you loved Summer Sisters you should definately read Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah. You will LOVE it.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Summer Sisters, and have recommended it to many a friend. I agree with how you read it too!

  5. Hopefully my kiddos will give me a minute so I can link up with y'all!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is such a great link-up! I am always looking for new reads, so I am excited to see what my fellow bloggers are into.

  7. Summer sisters is on my list too! Can't wait to read it!

  8. There are several on your list that have peaked my interest!