Friday 1 August 2014

My Summer Reads: Shannon

Today I have Shannon from Curled Up With A Good Book and a Cup of Tea telling us about her summer reads

My family loves a good road trip. Every summer we take at least one and this past year we decided to add the Christmas vacation. One of the reasons why I get so excited for our vacations is all of the reading I know I will get done, whether by the pool, at the beach, or stuck indoors while it pours rain the entire week or an ice storm descends.

My vacation reading always has one theme - chick lit! It’s the one genre I can count on to make sure I enjoy every book I pick up while on vacation. This past Christmas we decided to take a ski vacation so I made sure to pack some books to go with the surroundings. Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by Abby Clements, The Charm Bracelet by Melissa Hill, and Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris were made even better sitting in a window watching the snow fall on trees and chalets.

Throughout the year, I always buy books in anticipation of my vacations, especially when my bookstore has its Buy 3 Get the 4th Free sale and many chick lit novels knocked down to $5. This guarantees that my vacation pile gets much bigger than my husband will allow me to pack (apparently one suitcase for books is not appropriate packing.)

So this summer I decided that I’m not limiting my chick lit to just my vacation, I’m reading only chick lit for all of July and August. It will definitely help me knock down my to read pile and guarantee fantastic summer reading. Here are just a few of the books I’m looking forward to reading this summer:

Ice Creams at Carrington’s by Alexandra Brown

What A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

The Love Detective by Alexandra Potter

OMG Baby! by Emma Garcia

A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews

If you are like me and like your holiday reading to reflect the fact that you are on vacation, then I would definitely suggest:

A Proper Family Holiday by Chrissie Manby

The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones

Here Come the Girls by Milly Johnson

Happy Summer Reading!
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My Summer Reads is a blog feature celebrating summer reading (let's hope the sun puts it hat on every once in a while). If you'd like to take part, give me a shout! You can find out more about My Summer Reads here or see past posts here


  1. What a super selection! I like the look of all of these! My own Summer Reads list is growing daily. Might have to spill over to Autumn at this rate! Happy reading!

    1. I know what you mean, Heidi-Jo. Just when I think I may get my TBR pile under control, more fantastic books are published and tempt me!


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