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The heat is on and we’re smack dab in the middle of summer.  With summer vacations and lots of pool time, you may have some down time where you can relax and enjoy one of these page-turners while enjoying the sunshine. Although summer reading pre-kids looks way different, it can still happen.

8 Books for Summer Reading

It Starts With Food

This is the first book by the creators of the Whole 30 program. Even if you don’t do the Whole 30 program, this book will teach you so much about food and motivate you to eat clean.

Summary from Amazon: It Starts With Food reveals how specific foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel, and live—in ways that you’d never associate with your diet. More important, they outline their lifelong strategy for eating Good Food in one clear and detailed action plan designed to help you create a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation, and put an end to unhealthy cravings, habits, and relationships with food. (Courtesy of:

The Fringe Hours

If you want to find more time to do the things that make YOU happy, check out this book.

Summary from Amazon: Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone—except herself—The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use. (Courtesy of:

Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity

This book is by Bev Feldman of Linkouture, a hand-crafted jewelry maker and tutorial queen. Bev was feeling overwhelmed as a mom wanting to make more time for her creative instincts, but had no time. Her lovely book helps all you busy mamas be inspired to infuse creativity into your everyday activities and make more time for yourself, while still being a great mom. (Courtesy of:

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth

Tons of career-driven females swear by this book!

Summary from Amazon: Knowing Your Value blends personal stories with the latest research on why many women don’t negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, the real reasons why the gender wage gap persists, and what can be done about it. (Courtesy of:

The Miracle Morning

Many people say the only part of your day you have complete control over is your morning, and this book will show you how to make the most of it.

Summary from Amazon: What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. (Courtesy of:

Into the Water

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. (Courtesy of:

The Magic Of Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between.

This book has stories of motherhood so you can say “me too” and feel less alone. This book is written by several authors from the Coffee + Crumbs blog — all with different experiences they share about motherhood. It’s real, raw, and supplies daily encouragement with each story. (Courtesy of:

Rich People Problems

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside — but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park — a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore — Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. (Courtesy of:

You may find more pockets in the day this summer where you can read while the kids play.  Add these books to your summer reading list!

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