Tuesday, April 13, 2021

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER READING LIST | 2021 NEW RELEASES

 

Hey hey, friends! Today's post is all about TWO of my favorite subjects: 

BOOKS & SUMMER!! 

I know it's only mid-April but thankfully all the authors I love so much start releasing their new novels around this time every year which always gets me in the mood for warm weather, sunshine, vacations, beach time, and lounging in the shade with a good book.

For me, I'm an audiobook girl 99% of the time because I love to multitask when I'm doing things I find tedious or, let's face it, kind of annoying...like when I'm doing endless amounts of laundry, driving around town running errands, doing dishes, brushing my teeth, doing my makeup/hair...you get the idea. I just love the way a good narrator can bring a story to life and make even the mundane chores something I actually look forward to because I know I'll have my book.

I know audiobooks aren't for everyone though and I get it. It can be hard to focus sometimes. After being an avid listener for over a decade, I've trained my brain pretty well on this though. However, when the weather warms up and the sun shines well into the evening, I love nothing more than to sit poolside or cozied up in my sunroom with my Kindle and just read.

I know there are a ton of you out there who love a good summer read. Whether you are someone who reads 50 books a year or you are someone who just wants a few options to throw in your pool bag this summer or take on vacation in case you get bored enough to crack up open a book, I have got you covered, friends! 

I compiled a list of upcoming new releases by some of my favorite authors in women's fiction. There are books in both the "chick lit" and "psychological thriller" categories which are my two favorites! I've got them broken down by the month they are set to be released and will link each one under the picture so you can click over and check it out, add it to your cart for pre-order so you don't forget, add it to your Goodreads account or just pin the pic so you'll have it to refer back to!

So without further ado, here are the books I've picked for my summer reading!

APRIL

1. Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez (Book #3 in The Friend Zone series). OUT NOW.
*Note: I've already listened to this one and it was a home run!!! LOVED it!
6. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle. Released April 6th--available now!

UPDATE: Lost in Paris--not worth it. Skip it. The audio version is not good so maybe it's better if you read it? But 99% of the narrators in the books I listen to are amazing. But this one wasn't great only because she had to switch to speaking English with a French and Scottish accent frequently and it was TERRIBLE. Super distracting. But even if you read it, I don't think you'll love it.

The Good Sister--two thumbs up!

MAY


1. The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews. Release date: May 4th
2. Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer. Release date: May 4th
4. The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent. Release date: May 18th
*I put the wrong book cover in my collage in case you are wondering. I guess they went with a different one than what I found originally.
5. That Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Release date: May 11th
7. Lost Property by Helen Paris. Release date: May 13th
*Can't find this one on Amazon yet so I linked to Goodreads.

JUNE


1. When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (Part of the Chicago Stars series. LOVE this series.) Release date: June 29th.
2. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. Release date: June 1st
3. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Release date: June 1st
4. The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary. Release date: June 1st
5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. Release date: June 1st
6. Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins. Release date: June 8th

JULY


2. The Therapist by B.A. Paris. Release date: July 13th

What is on your "definitely reading this one" list for the summer? Let me know, especially if I missed one that you're looking forward to and I completely skipped!

And for ALL my book reviews, check HERE!

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Changing subjects real quick.

Sorry to constantly be talking about this but it's the only way I can communicate with all 360+ customers of mine and all you new friends who may be interested! #forgiveme #butdangthisstuffisgood

But this is for all my collagen peeps--new, old and future! There is a HUGE new collagen flash sale that starts tonight at 7pm central and will run until the 15th. I'm talking $20 off Trim collections (the fat-blasting collagen!) PLUS a FREE BOX OF GO valued at $45!! (Go is our energy and focus drink mix that comes in 3 flavors and you'll get a variety pack so you can try them all--FOR FREE!)

Friendly tip? Don't order until the sale starts! But DO NOT WAIT until the last day! The free Go is available "while supplies last" and it will not last the whole time.

If you have been contemplating the Lean Body System or Trim because you know you need a little help getting summer ready, I would love to talk to you and get you hooked up with this promo! There is no better time to do it, friends. I feel fairly confident saying you won't see another promo on the Trim/Lean Body System like this until probably November for Black Friday. (I could be wrong so don't hold me to that but from what I know, this is the biggest it's going to get for a while!)

We also have insane bundles that can save you over $100 on all the products you've been wanting to try. I'm going to try to create a separate post today that talks about all this for those of you who are interested but if you want to make sure you get in first, I'm just one DM away on Instagram, y'all! Find me @amandanall or on FB at Amanda Crain Nall.

Also, if you have a smartship that is set to run this month with a Trim collection, MESSAGE ME about that too! I can show you what to do so you can take advantage of the promo, save money and get that free box of GO! If you already had your smartship run, you can still grab this too and we can push your smartship back for next month.  There are ways we can do this but one-on-one messaging is the easiest. I'm here and my thumbs are ready to type so don't hesitate. :)

If you want a reminder of what the Lean Body System can do, here's my friend Haley. I've probably shown you her results before but watching her transformation is what got me started in the first place and I thought it might do the same for you. Plus I like posting pictures of people I know in real life and trust when they tell me what they did and didn't do to get these results. She did not work out during all this. She just lived her life as a teacher and busy mama to a 13yo, 10yo and sweet foster baby which definitely keeps her active!


It took a lot for her to post these but I'm so glad she did! Her before and after show exactly what these products. Help inhibit fat storage and increase lean muscle. Can you eat like a linebacker and still look this good? No. But you don't have to starve yourself either. Just eat normal, move around a little and let the supplements SUPPLEMENT your lifestyle! Give it a fair shot and you may just be surprised. ;)

UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE DEETS ABOUT THE PROMO!! I figured one solid post about it would be easier than 300 DMs. ;)

Ok, I'm off to work on Etsy orders that need to go out today (including a cute new sign for a daycare center!) and get some new Amazon finds posted in the Deals Group! 

Happy Tuesday, y'all! 


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  1. I love your book posts! All those summer books make me want to drop everything I'm doing and just sit by the pool all day and read!

    Highly recommend People We Meet on Vacation! It was so good I couldn't put it down until I was done!! And I have The Soulmate Equation pre-ordered.

    Also for thrillers - did you read The Silent Patient? If so, the author has another book coming out soon called The Maidens! (in June I think). And then have you read any of Riley Sager's books? He also has a thriller coming out in July called Survive the Night, and it takes place in the 90s. It sounds so interesting and that's another one I can't wait to read. (I always get his on audio and they're always fun to listen to!)

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    1. People We Meet on Vacation is one of top ones from this whole list! Same for The Soulmate Equation. And yes, I read the Silent Patient! I'll have to add the new one to my list. And Riley Sager sounds so familiar...I feel like I can see that name on a book cover right now. (Ok just checked! Yes, I read/listened to The Last Time I Lied in January '19 and I loved it!) Thank you for the suggestions!!

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  2. That is basically my ultimate summer reading list! I have read or want to read almost every single one!

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    1. You always get the good ones early!!

      For all you girls reading this, make sure you follow @readbookswithbex on Insta! She has awesome recommendations!

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  3. And now, all I want to do is READ!!!

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    1. I know your summer list is going to be full, girl!!

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  4. I have never tried an audio book. I used to only read paper books but have moved over to e-books. Now I think I want to try audio books as well. I'm worried I'll get distracted more easily or not like the voice. Do you have any good suggestions as one to try. I love chic lit, but also do a lot of the same ones that you read. I follow you on Goodreads. Thanks for the advice!

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    1. You should definitely give it a try! I have "borrowed" a lot of books with my Kindle Unlimited subscription that have both the e-reader version AND the audiobook. So you can flip back and forth if you want to. And I will say that 99% of the narrators for the chick lit books are awesome. I love the British ones. haha I don't like male narrators at all and usually struggle with those but I don't find many of them anyway. It's usually only when I choose a thriller with a male author. Also, with Audible, if you don't like a book, they will let you return it and give you your credit back. No questions asked. I've only done that once and it was years ago.

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  5. Love Abby Jimenez books! I love your book posts.
    http://dramaticinthebestway.com

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    1. Thank you, Caroline! I just went to your blog and you had me with the Leslie Knope quote in your header. 😂 Love it!!

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  6. OH wow! I see so many great books on here that I just cannot wait to read now!! Pinned (a few times!)

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