Summer, don’t you just love it! It’s my favorite time of the year. Around here, summer means concerts and outdoor plays and runs to the coast. It also means picking up new books to read along the way.

I’m a sucker for a good romance novel. But I never stop there. You can find everything from memoirs to biographies, to business books and even a mystery or two on my desk ready for me to dig into.

Why? Because I love studying human nature. There’s so much to learn in this world, why stick with one genre, one category. Dipping into a good book helps you grow. It gives you new skills, new direction. It can open up your eyes to a world of wonder.

What’s on my list?

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue

How would you raise your children if you wanted them to be trilingual? I’ve followed Christine’s blog for years and couldn’t wait for her book to come out this summer. It may be the perfect plan for anyone wanting to raise a family and compete as we move into a whole new world.



Sapiens is one of those books you’ll be talking about for months. I’ve had great conversations around the dinner table and with a handful of my walking buddies. Harari’s book covers the entire history of the human race, from the origins of man to the future as we implement artificial intelligence into our lives. Fascinating look at where we’ve come from and where we’re going to.

The Obsession

The Obsession

I can’t be a romance writer without following Nora Roberts. I love the way she weaves romance into some of the most newsworthy stories of our time. This one is sure to be a page-turner, as it hinges around life with a serial killer. And of course finding the man of your dreams in the process.

The Sleep Revolution

Sleep revolution

I’m a big fan of Arianna Huffington. I loved her book Thrive. When I saw her latest book The Sleep Revolution would be released in time for my summer reading plans, her book was one of the first on my list.

The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck

Life changing magic

I LOVED The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. I confess I read it three times. I’m a tidier by nature, but even I learned a ton by reading Marie Kondo’s book. So when I saw this parody come through I laughed. And of course put it instantly onto my summer reading list.

30 Nights

30 nights

Warning: This book is H.O.T. Not going to lie, Christine can weave an erotic tale. Her book 30 Days was recommended to me a while back and I fell in love with the story. This is the second in the series and promises to be just as wild as the first. Still, it’s the perfect book to grab for a little light reading as I’m touring wine country with my hubby this summer.

Not your average list, right? I’m all over with what I keep on my nightstand/iPad. But that’s what keeps life interesting!

What’s on your nightstand?