Summer is literally here (can you believe it!) and vacations are underway! Now is the time to start thinking about what you plan on reading during the long summer months.
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
Only because it is 100% my favorite book of all time, I am going to go ahead and make it my top pick. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah is a MUST READ. It is definitely an oldie but goodie. The book is based out of Brooklyn, New York and deals with a young girl who is the daughter of a prominent drug- dealer. Ms. Winter is living the perfect “Brooklyn” life until everything spirals out of control when her father goes to jail for drug operation charges depleting all of the money needed for survival. This feisty girl learns the hard way that her version of “street smart” isn’t the best way to survive and the reader becomes captivated in seeing how the teenager gets through life lessons and makes tough decisions.
I am obsessed with this book! While honestly I can’t relate to the main character at all, it opened up my eyes to things I couldn’t imagine existing in a young person’s world. From clubbing at 12 years old to being forced into a children’s home; the life of this girl was soo fascinating to me and caused so much open dialogue with others. Trust me, you will thank me later.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Next we have “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena. Not only does this book keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat; but it also gives you loads of twist and turns that make you want to stay up all night and read for hours! This book is about a young couple and their “friendly” neighbors… or so they think. The main characters seem to have the perfect life however one night during a dinner party, a crime is committed. The book then takes you on the adventure of unraveling the family’s true colors and all the secrets within their lives.
This is one of my favorites because it is an easy read. It is similar to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train! You find yourself trying to figure out who the culprit of the crime is and are blown away once everything unfolds.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
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Last on our list is Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. This is the author of everyone’s favorite, Girl on the Train. I am currently reading (see current read tab) and it has been on MANY lists of top books to read. This is a thriller book based out of an isolated English village of Beckford. The twist of the book deals with the reader trying to figure out the cause of death of one character and determine if her death was in fact suicide or was she murdered for being a “nuisance” to the town.
“But have they all jumped? Or have some of them actually been pushed?”
I am half way through the book and so far so good! I was a huge fan of Girl on a Train so I am confident that this one will keep me on my toes as well. If you are currently reading this one give me a shout in the comment section with your opinion!
There you have it! 3 top books to keep you booking through the summer!! If there are any more favorites feel free to drop them in the comment section below!