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The Motherchic Summer Reading List

June 10, 2020

Ask and you shall receive! I put a little question box on Instagram asking for some book recommendation and you all came through in a BIG way! The only problem? I can’t decide what to read first. I feel like I am finally out of that little baby phase where I can sit on the beach and read this summer, and I’m not so totally exhausted at night that I can spare twenty minutes to read in bed before going to sleep. For the past 11 years that was not the case. Reading (for me) got the shaft. But my friends, I am BACK! Below is a pretty epic summer reading list suggested by all of you. Yes, kid, someday you will LOVE your summer reading….

The Motherchic summer reading

Beach Pants (another color here and here)

Of course it would be amazing if you support your local bookstores. I linked the books below on Amazon because I have a Kindle and that’s how I prefer to read. Either way, I hope the list is a good reference!

Top 5 Most Recommended Summer Reading

Daisy Jones and the Six (The story of a 1970s rock group and their infamous break up)

The Dutch House (A story of two sibling after WW11 who cannot forget their past – themes include the bond between siblings, childhood, and unexpected wealth)

Where the Crawdads Sing (coming of age novel and surprise murder, currently reading this and hard to put down)

The Great Alone (A family living in Alaskan wilderness finds that nature is less threatening that human behavior)

Lilac Girls (WWII heroines, if you liked Nightingale, a must read)

Other Reader Favorites

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Just Mercy By Bryan Stevenson

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

Educated by Tara Westover

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

I will continue to update this list so check back!

  • Robin Moll
    June 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Know my Name by Chanel Miller…the memoir of Emily Doe, the victim of sexual assault by a freshman swimmer at Stanford. She never once succumbs to self-pity. She tells it straight and speaks the truth about being a woman. She blew my mind.

  • Katie Macsherry
    June 11, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Behind closed doors is by BA Paris and the Dutch House is about a brother and sister and I don’t believe it has anything to do with WWII.
    Just an FYI!!
    Both great books

  • Lindsey
    June 11, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Thankyou!! will add it!

  • Briana
    June 13, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Where the crawdads sing was so good!! I couldn’t put it down either!

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