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Summer Reading | What I am Reading Now and What I am Going to Read Next

I love reading. It is a great way for me to relax and to focus on something else for an hour or two. Today I am sharing with you what I am reading now and what I am going to read next.  Maybe you will want to read these books as well!


Right now I am reading Dune by Frank Herbert. It is a book I would not typically gravitate toward in the book store. However, it is my husband’s favorite book. We were talking about it a few months ago and he encouraged me to read a few chapters to see if I like it.

I have about 75 pages to go in the 800 page sci-fi story; it has me captivated.

What is Dune about? Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

If you enjoy the Star Wars saga, you would enjoy reading this book. It is classic sci-fi. What is really cool is that it was written in 1965 and still feels like it is taking place in the future.


A few weeks ago I picked up three new books from the discount rack at Barnes and Nobel. It is not often that I buy a book as soon as it is released in hardback. It has to be a novel I am really excited about. Or there has to be an author signed book, like Emily Giffin’s All We Ever Wanted. I got it in hardback, signed by the author, and got a photo to prove it.

I buy used books sometimes as well. There is a great used book store about 20 miles away from where I live. It is quite a distance away, so a trip to the used book store becomes an event. When I go, I sell back books I am finished reading and use the money to buy other books I have on my list.

Elin Hilderbrand’s The Identicals – Nantucket is only eleven miles away from Martha’s Vineyard. But they may as well be worlds apart for estranged twin sisters Harper and Tabitha Frost. 

After not speaking for more than a decade, Harper and Tabitha switch islands-and lives-to save what’s left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they’d outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? 

Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages. 

I really enjoyed Elin Hilderbrand’s The Rumor. It was so cute with a fun ending.

Jojo Moyes’s Paris for One – Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?

I never read it, but I saw the movie, Me Before You. I loved it! I cried so much. I know I am going to enjoy this novel as well.

Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty – This story explores how one small moment can destroy everything. Best friends Erika and Clementine gather with pals for a casual backyard barbecue, right before a tragedy changes their lives forever, and puts everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other into question.

I am have read Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret and Little Big Lies. I am a fan. I am excited to be reading another of her novels.

Share in the comments what you are reading. It might be next on my list!