Book Club: Top Reads For This Summer

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With the last stretch of Summer in full swing (where has the time gone?!), I’ve made it my personal goal to read as many books as possible before the year picks up again. I’ve created a list of five books I’ve been reading this summer, which will hopefully spark your reading list inspiration!

Truly Madly Guilty- Liane Moriarty

Author of Big Little Lies, Liane is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of fiction. This book is all about a regular barbeque at a friend’s house that slowly turns out to be anything but regular. It’s clever, witty, and filled with unravelling secrets and truths in the least expected moments. I loved this book all the way until the end and would definitely put it on the top of the reading list!

Jodi Picoult- Picture Perfect

Jodi Picoult is an amazing writer and has been one of my favorite authors for the last few years. Picture Perfect is the story about a woman who finds herself in a graveyard with her memory wiped clean. To her surprise, she’s married to one of Hollywood’s most famous actors- it’s almost too perfect. A deeper look in shows that not all things are how they appear. Jodi has always been great with creating a shock factor within her novels, and this one was no exception!

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Best In Travel 2017- Lonely Planet

Travel fever is always high, so what better way to find new destinations for your travel bucket list than with a travel book? I received this book as a gift and absolutely love the diverse places and helpful tips they list. This is my go to book for travel inspiration and for feeding my wanderlust while I’m planning my next adventures. You can find more inspiring book here to get you feeling motivated and empowered this summer.

Summer People- Elin Hilderbrand

This novel is the story about a family’s summer spent in their home on Nantucket. It’s a story about loss, betrayal and first love. It’s a riveting story with twists at every turn, a summer novel with a dark side. As you can tell, I’m a sucker for a good book with twists and turns, so most of my reads always have a tangled storyline with some kind of villainous aspects.

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Think Twice- Lisa Scottoline

Think Twice is a novel about two identical twins, Bennie and Alice, who couldn’t be any more different from one another. Alice possesses a darkness within her that’s shocking but as Bennie finds herself at the hands of her sister’s evil, her search for revenge unleashes a wickedness she never knew she had. This novel questions whether evil is born or bred within us- a penetrating story full of intensity. I have yet to finish this novel, but I have always loved thrillers with twists and so I’m excited to read this one!


What are you reading this summer?! I’m always looking for new additions to the reading list and would love to hear some of your favorites!

  • I listened to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty earlier in the year – it is the only book of hers I’ve experienced and I absolutely loved it! I’ll have to check out Truly Madly Guilty.
    I also only have one of Jodi Picoult’s books – My Sister’s Keeper – but I know what the plot is about from the film trailer… I’ve had the book for about 2 years now but I can’t bring myself to read it because I know I’ll get too upset!
    Rebecca β™₯

    • Diana Maria

      I love the storyline of Big Little Lies- such an amazing series! I know I read the book as well and I definitely cried uncontrollable, but it’s still a beautiful book. Thanks for stopping by Rebecca! xx

  • Think Twice sounds like a really interesting read! Definitely looking it up on Amazon right now πŸ™‚

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    • Diana Maria

      It definitely has it’s shocking moments, happy reading Eena!

  • I usually go for ya paranormal reads; I haven’t done a summer feel good reads in years (moving every summer distracts me) but perhaps I should use the rest of August for that πŸ™‚

    • Diana Maria

      I don’t often go for feel good reads either so hopefully we both delve into those before summer ends! πŸ™‚

  • I really want to read Picture Perfect, sounds like a lovely summer read πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      It’s a great read I’d definitely say go for it! xx

  • All of these books sound really good, especially Picture Perfect, I’d love to read it! Apart from that you can never go wrong with books about travelling, my travel bucket list is constantly growing! I’ve been reading a lot this summer, I just published a post about summer reads myself actually – one of my favourites was The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto xx

    • Diana Maria

      It’s a wonderful book! That’s so great that you’ve been reading too, it’s such a rewarding feeling. I’ve put it on my list and will check it out thanks for the recommendations lovely πŸ™‚

  • Sam

    I’m usually more into fiction (Think Twice calls my name!) but I love the idea of the travel book! I feel like I always think of generic places to travel, so I’d love to find new places. My absolute favorite series is The Raven Cycle, but the Six of Crows duology is amazing as well!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • Diana Maria

      Thanks so much for the recommendations Sam I’ve just written them down and will definitely check them out! I received the travel book as a gift but am so glad because I can never think of unique places myself either! xx

  • I love your blog!! How can I just discover it? and this books sounds all super fun, I need to add it to my to read list πŸ™‚

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much Paula, you’re too sweet!

  • Stylesplendorbliss Tasha Juli

    I have a long flight coming up. This is a great list of suggestions, I’ll check it out!
    Tasha Juli

    • Diana Maria

      Reading on flights is one of my favourite things to do, I hope you find a good read for yours! xx

  • I am going to have to take a read, I really want to find time to read again!

    Danielle xx

    • Diana Maria

      I hope you do Danielle, it’s always such a good feeling getting back into it xx

  • Ahh! I love love love Jodi Picoult’s books. Seeing as we have similar taste in authors I will definitely have to look into these. I haven’t read that particular one from her but it sounds really good πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Diana Maria

      She’s such an amazing author, I’m glad so many people also love her! Happy reading Lindsey xx

  • I haven’t read any of these books, but I’ve heard such great things about Truly Madly Guilty, I’m so curious to give it a read. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • Diana Maria

      It’s so well written and really pulls you in, I think you’d enjoy it! Thank you Jalisa, have a wonderful day xx

  • Caitlin

    This is such a great list, I need to pick up a new read soon!

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    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Caitlin, I hope you get more reading in soon πŸ™‚

  • Wildfire Charm

    The Lonely Planet book sounds amazing. I’m a big fan of their blog πŸ™‚ They have the best recommendations!

    • Diana Maria

      I agree, they always think of new destinations when I think I couldn’t possibly be surprised!

  • Oooh I absolutely love Jodie Picoult’s Picture Perfect so I can’t wait to check out the other books you’ve recommended! πŸ™‚
    Peta x

    • Diana Maria

      It’s such a good read isn’t it? Enjoy Peta! xx

  • Kim

    Ooh my friend just got the same Lonely Planet book and I’m super jealous! Hope you enjoy the read!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • Diana Maria

      It’s great for travel inspiration, thank you Kim! xx

  • These books all look so good, I know I am so sad summer is almost over

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you dear! I am too, but fall is one of my favourite seasons so I’m already in full Autumn mode haha xx

  • Wow….all of these sound so good! I’ve read at least one book by all of these authors but none of the books that are actually on this list! Looks like I’ve added quite a few to my to read list!

    Brittany |