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5 Top Summer Reads

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There is nothing better in the Summer then sitting by the pool, catching some rays and reading a good book! For me, being able to just relax and lose myself in a book is pure heaven!

Summer Reads

I’ve put together this fun list of 5 top Summer Reads that I think you will also love!

Three Shoeboxes – Steven Manchester

 

If you haven’t heard of this author or read any of his books yet, you simply must. I have had the pleasure of reading several of his novels throughout the years. If you are looking for an author who can really reach every emotion while you are reading a novel, he’s the one.

Mac Anderson holds life in the palm of his hand. He has a beautiful wife, three loving children, a comfortable home, and a successful career. Everything is perfect – or so it seems……

Winning Streak by Michael Carlon

 

This was the first novel I had read from this author. It definitely won’t be the last. If you are looking for an author that rights with passion and brings you right into the story, then this is a must read for you!

At twenty-nine, Patrick “Trick” Evans has just accomplished what no golfer since 1930 has been able to do, win all four of golf’s major championships in the same calendar year. There’s no doubt that he’s the sporting world’s newest superstar but he walks away from it all after the sudden death of his father and retreats to his secluded home in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Chasing The Merry-Go-Round by Kelly Bargabos

 

This is also the first book that I have read by this author. WOW! I laughed and cried throughout reading the book. This is a true story about the author and her family. It’s heart wrenching life story that you won’t be able to put down once you start reading!

Bobby was ten months old when my Mom and Dad rescued him from birth parents who were slowly killing him. He was adopted into our family after a lengthy custody battle. Instead of that settling him, it set off a lifelong struggle find a place to belong, a place to call home.

 

Sanity Lost & Found by Tarra Judson Stariell

 

I really like reading books that are based on true stories. Life many times is far more unimaginable then what we can create in our minds. This author did a fabulous job with this book. I highly suggest you read it!

Cult. A word we all know, but few will ever have reason to confront in their own lives. Something other families might have to deal with, something that will impact other children. Right? May. Or, maybe not.

Remembering Shanghai by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao


This synopsis is written by my oldest. “Remembering Shanghai,” is a very impressive book. I loved how the book included pictures that gave the reader a visual representation of what was being described. Not to, “judge a book by the cover,” but what made me want to pick up this book was the cover. I really liked how to cover looked and the texture of it. One thing that interested me was the was the story was structured. I loved the way that the book acted as a time line through five generations and how stories were implemented as well. Because of all of the intimate details regarding the visual representation of Shanghai, if you closed your eyes, it would be like you were there. Overall, this book was beautifully written and is definitely a keeper.

Despite Isabel’s relative privilege, and the scholarly calm of her beloved father, the family cannot escape the radical changes sweeping across China. At just eighteen years old Isabel leaves home for Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home—and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution.

 

What are some of the books on your Summer Must Read List?