For my May book club I decided to give you some great ideas for summer reading!
A couple of the books are ones we've already highlighted but definitely worth another look. A few more will be showcased in upcoming months (but definitely worth a heads-up) and one is just a wonderful feel-good sort of read, perfect to tuck into your over-sized bag along with your water bottle, sun glasses, and beach blanket!
It's time for some, and almost time for others, to pull out the grill, clean off the racks and polish the hood. Cookin' it with Kix , by Kix Brooks, has some ahmaaaaazing recipes for grilling! Main's, sides, and drink pairings, all with easy-to-understand instructions, all provided along side Kix's easy-way of storytelling! Get to cookin' it today!
For those who love the hit series Fixer Upper, or those who love home improvement, or those who love life improvement, Magnolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines, is for you! This is the story of the fun-loving, talented beyond measure, couple of faith, Chip and JoJo. Reading it will make you start dreaming of which room you should decorate in shiplap chic!
Love What Matters is a 257 pages of short (very short) stories that originated on the social platforms of the same name. Stories that inspire, uplift, give pause, and give hope. As the forward states, "These stories are bigger than any one of us, yet they represent every one of us. Our vulnerabilities. Our pain. Weaknesses. Successes. Beauty. Flaws. Generosity." A superb volume to read a little at a time when you need a reminder that life is good!
One man, one little stray dog, one boundless story of strength, companionship, and courage. Finding Gobi, by Dion Lenard will be June's book club feature but I wanted you all to know it was coming up. It's truly a fantastic story and one dog-lovers, running-lovers, and life-lovers will take to.
Wonder, by RJ Palacio. How to describe this beloved children's book which has been turned into a major motion picture coming out this fall starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, and Jacob Tremblay (as the courageous Auggie Pullman?) As a child with facial deformities, Auggie FEELS normal on the inside, but the outside world puts other labels on him. Homeschooled until the 5th grade, Auggie is the new kid at middle school, and his challenge is much greater than others. This will also be an upcoming book club pic!
Summer is a comin'! Stock up on great reads and don't forget to take the time to pour yourself a cold iced-tea, find a comfy spot, and immerse yourself in the written word!