Summer Reading List

Hi Loves

With summer right around the corner (I personally consider the May long weekend to be the start of summer), I have been stacking up a summer reading list & in time for the Victoria Day Long Weekend (pretty ready for another cottage weekend).
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
My bookshelf consists of beachy reads, classic rock bibliographies/autobiographies, self-help books (I like learning about topics that interest me) & pretty much any sort of fiction. Here is a what the bookshelf in my room currently looks like, keep in mind I have now moved so many books into boxes downstairs & am trying to keep my favourites/TBR on my shelf in my room!

I am what one would call a book hoarder, I am not allowed to buy books at the moment (jokes on my parents… I just orders a bunch to my work address instead of the house). You know that quote ‘Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy books which is kind of the same thing’ that was written with me in mind clearly. I usually carry one almost anywhere I go (almost always have one tucked into my bag.. if i have a bag that day), you never know when you may want to get a quick chapter in, or as Lemony Snicket once said ““Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
I love learning from what I read or loosing myself in a character/book. Reading is a pure pleasure for me!

Right now I am currently reading:
Peace is Every Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh

Here is a quick blurb about Peace is Every Breath. I also posted a quote from the book the other day that really spoke to me, you can read it here!

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today—offers an insightful guide to living a fuller life. In this deeply insightful meditation, he illuminates how each of us can incorporate the practice of mindfulness into our every waking moment. Peace Is Every Breath opens a pathway to greater spiritual fulfillment through its patient examination of how we live our lives.

I fly through books & already feel like I have learned so much about subconsciously adding meditation into your daily habits, thank you Thich Nhat Hanh for breaking down each habit into a how to! If you are interested in meditation, I 100% recommend this book!

Now onto the important part & the reason why I originally started writing this post…

My Summer 2018 Reading List-
(more to come & will not be read in order probably)

  • Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart
  • The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwall
  • Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
  • The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  • Slash by Slash & Anthony Bozza
  • Motley Crue: The Dirt
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • The New Rules of Work
  • Wherever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner
  • Lost Along the Way by Erin Duffy
  • You Think It, I’ll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
  • Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews

As C.S. Lewis once said “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

What books are on your TBR list?

xo cd

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19 thoughts on “Summer Reading List

  1. Ah the famous bookshelf! It’s amazing how we’re always able to fit them in perfectly without leaving gaps on the side isn’t?

    Cool list, I have to write some down for myself. Here are some I’m waiting to read:

    Endurance by Scott Kelly
    Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky
    Calling the Shots by Kelly Hrudey
    Offside by Sean Avery
    The Whistler by John Grisham
    The Legends Club by John Feinstein
    A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell

    Have a great long weekend Cass!

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    • finally showed it! it’s very amazing g actually, i can twist & turn books to make everything fit…

      all sound like great reads, hope you enjoy them!

      have a great long weekend as well paul 🙂

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  2. Love it Cass. Awesome list and bookshelf. I love the diversity. Of yours, I read “Friday Night Lights” over 20 years ago and love the movie. Nicholas Sparks much? I love that movie with Juliette Hough and Josh Duhamel……”Safe Haven”. Motley Crue!!!! Dude! I love them. My favorite band ever is Guns N Roses and I have one of their books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.

    My bookshelf is similar but I’m not really much of a fiction guy. I’m more sports and history non-fiction. I too carry a book everywhere. Sometimes I drive my son to baseball practice and for some odd reason I have to grab a book first. Like where am I going to find time to read? At the stop lights? I’m so weird.

    Anyway, my list for this Summer is probably something like this:

    – The Mannings by Lars Anderson
    – Summer of ’49 by David Halberstam
    – Casey Stengel by Marty Appel
    – The Streak by John Eisenberg
    – Molina by Bengie Molina
    – Namath by Mark Kriegel

    I have some good ones for you. Maybe “Moneyball” when I finish that one. I can give them to you if we meet up in Toronto. I sent you and Paul a Tweet direct message today about it. Is email better? Hook me up with your email if that’s a better way. I’m at:

    Great list! Thanks, Reid

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    • Way to much variety I think, but I like the mix! Friday Night lights was amazing, glad you read it! I do have a lot of Nicholas Sparks, I love the way he writes (& they are the only thing that can make me cry usually).
      No way, I love Guns N’ Roses, I cant wait to read Slash & the Motley Crue book. I love these books …
      That is an awesome list, let me know how those books are!
      I would love to read Moneyball, hoping to be able to meet up in Toronto. I’ll keep an eye on my books & see if there are any you might be interested in! Also, so sorry i haven’t gotten back to you quickly, Iam so bad about responding these days, things have been crazy!

      Have a great Memorial Day Reid

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      • I can imagine! I haven’t made a list, sadly. I know Fredrik Backman (my favorite author) has a book coming out this month!
        I love the classics, but need to start reading more contemporary work. Any suggestions?


      • I have a hard time answering that. Which is strange right? But, I can say I like any book that Is well-written. I do love books that focus on the character’s minds: Metamorphosis, We are Called to Rise, Behind Closes Doors, Beartown, Every Note Played, are some examples.

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