Summer Reading List Part 1

I just recently finished my spring semester University course, which means that my summer has officially started! One thing I am excited to do this summer, is finally having the time to read again! With all the textbooks and academic journal articles I had to keep on top of during the school semester, I could never get around to pulling out a good book for pleasure. However, this summer I vow to change that! Here is the first part of my summer reading list of books that I plan to make my way through in the next few months. I will post the rest on a later date. Please feel free to suggest your favourite books as well!



Hugo & Rose – Bridget Foley (2015)

A beautifully imagined women’s fiction novel about a housewife who’s dreamt of the same man every night her entire life – until she has a chance meeting with him in the real world. Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection?

This one is described as a dark fantasy and sounds really interesting. A woman named Rose has grown up fantasizing about a brave and heroic imaginary companion named Hugo, and now entertains her children with stories about the imagined adventures of Hugo and Rose. Then one day, she meets Hugo in real life and everything changes.


The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman (2015) A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism

The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman (2015)

A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.

This book is about the fascinating story of the love between Rachel, the mother of one of the greatest artists of France, and Fredrick, the nephew of her late husband. It seems to be a great empowering story about a young woman who takes control of her own situation. This is a fiction novel, however I will still probably learn something about Camille Pissarro and the time period he grew up in.


23245594Beach Town – Mary Kay Andrews (2015)

A movie scout looks for the perfect beach for a big budget movie — her last chance at redemption after film crews utterly destroyed her last location. She finds a hidden Florida beach, but the mayor isn’t too keen on a movie crew descending on his sleepy unspoilt town. But can love change his mind?

Being from a small town myself, I love reading stores that take place in them. And who doesn’t love a good small town romance story! This one seems like it will be a great city meets country, a favourite theme of mine, and I can’t wait to read.


10507293The Selection – Kiera Cass (2012)

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

I love books that draw me into a a whole new fantasy world, and that seems like just what this book will do. This is the first in a five book series that has been referred to as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, minus the bloodshed. I’ve heard that a movie for this book is in the future, so I will definitely have to give it a read!


23492613Eight Hundred Grapes – Laura Dave (2015)

Just a week before her wedding, Georgia finds out her fiancée was hiding a secret. One that would change everything. She flees to her childhood home, the family vineyard, where she discovers that her fiancée wasn’t the only one with secrets.

As I am currently living in a very popular winery area, I thought it might be neat to read a book that is set in a vineyard. This book seems like it will be a good suspenseful read, with all the different characters keeping secrets from the other, and new revelations with each page.


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