9 books I’ll be reading this summer

Since I’ve started working in the children’s department of a library, summer reading is just about all that I can think about.

summer readingOf course, most of those thoughts are centered around children’s books and programming, so I thought it’d be a nice idea to give myself a break from the endless piles of picture books and focus on some picture-less books that are actually written for adults. Don’t get me wrong, I love children’s lit, but there are only so many repetitive rhymes and cartoonish illustrations that one can look at.

Being surrounded by all kinds of books has made my to-read list grow longer and longer every day, yet I’ve been struggling to give myself actual time during the day to chip away at that list.

If you follow me on Goodreads, you may notice that I’ve only been adding books to my Currently Reading section but not completing them for the past few weeks… whoops.

So, I thought it’d be a fun idea to get together a list of books I’ll be reading during the upcoming summer months, and that hopefully it can motivate me to cross them off my list. Follow me on Instagram, as I’ll be posting more updates on my progress there!

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What Alice Forgot: Book Review

Since getting involved with the book club through my local Air Force spouses group, I’ve read so many books that I might not have picked up on my own, and I love that.

Of course, since I’m one of the leaders of the book club, I do have some say in which books were a part of the poll, but our members voted on the top picks, and we ended up with a few that I wasn’t so sure about.

One of these books in particular was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

This was our November book club pick. I have to admit that I thought this would be another silly chick-lit book that I’d end up getting bored with halfway through & have pretentious feelings about. But, as it turns out, I was wrong.

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READ THIS NOW – You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart

I have a slight obsession with YouTube. I have a set few YouTubers who, upon seeing they’ve uploaded videos, make me want to drop everything I’m doing to press play and watch. Some are comedians, like Grace Helbig, some are part-time vloggers, like Zoella, some are beauty gurus, like itsjudytime, and some are just plain amazeballs human beings, like Mamrie Hart.


Mamrie Hart is, honest to goodness, one of the funniest people I have ever watched. She has two channels, You Deserve a Drink and mametown, and was the host of the online travel web series HeyUSA for two seasons. All of these things make me literally laugh out loud and sometimes even snort. And now, she has written a book! Just like her original YouTube channel, it’s called You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery. I love memoir-type books, especially ones with some humor, and let me tell ya, this one is BANGIN. Okay, I just finished reading it today, so her writing style may have rubbed off on me… And if I was Mamrie, I know I’d have a terrible pun to go along with that last sentence!! But alas, I am not, so if you want the funnies, you will have to go buy her book. Continue reading “READ THIS NOW – You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart”