Summer Reading List

A longtime reader, Cindie, recently reached out asking about my summer reading list, so I’m writing to share.

After her request, I prioritized and compiled the above books as my end of summer reading list. There’s some goodies on there and I’m eager to dive in!

As of today, I’ve read 16 of my 24 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge (quite a few in the past month)—check out the link, you may find one or two to add to your list!

Here’s how I’m making more time for reading:

  1. I carry a book with me at all times (think Metro rides, waiting for appointments, afternoon breaks) for impromptu reading time.
  2. The stacks of books by my bed serve as a constant reminder as I wake up and fall asleep. Keep them on-hand, rather than tucked away.
  3. Since I love marking a book as “read,” Goodreads Reading Challenge keeps me motivated.
  4. I make dates with myself to sit outside, sip iced green tea, and read between clients or meetings.

What’s on your summer reading list? How do you carve out reading time?

Books are beautiful. Digesting them offers an escape, raises awareness, and deepens understanding. Happy reading! x


  1. Kirsten says:

    Always love to see books show up in your photos. You have no idea how many times I have found them at my public library. Hemingways’ “A Moveable Feast” is in my pile, also. I’ve been reading a variety of books this summers as the public library in Concord has book bingo in the summer. They select topics such as book with 6 words in the title and you find the book to read. You are so right that it is fun to check off (here a box) as you finish reading a book.

    Love the suggestions for more reading time. I, too, have a stack beside my bed!


  2. Linda says:

    Another post that is to be saved and savored. Thanks for the 5 suggestions! The date with myself is awesome!

    Proud Mama.

  3. Awe thank you Kimberly! Whenever you post books you are reading I seem to always think “that looks like a book I would like~” and many times I have gone out and bought the book and loved it! So I do look to you, fellow bibliophile, for ideas when I’m searching for my next read. And, much like you, I tend to read books that are “self-help” rather than fiction and I just love your choices. Thank you so much for this! In the fall and winter when I am not so busy I will be powering through those books!

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