Wednesday, June 10, 2015

5 Great summer reads
Great books to curl up with on a hot day under a shady tree. 
With summer comes more time to be in the sun, and the days are longer. During those extra daylight hours, one thing I particularly enjoy is reading a good book on my patio while drinking a huge mason jar of iced tea. 

Book 1: The Mermaid's Mirror

This book by L.K. Madigan tells the story of a young girl and her struggle as she finds out that she's half mermaid. If you're going anywhere near a beach this summer, I highly recommend this book. 

Book 2: Dream Lake

This book is about a strange ghost who changes the life of the man who buys the house he inhabits. He and the ghost end up helping each other to a better life, or afterlife. Oh, and there's a pretty nice love story in this one. 

Book 3: P.S. I Love You

This book, I will warn you, is very different from the movie adaptation, but the book is just as good if not better! All the heartache and the entire love story is still there, and it's a great light read. Just don't expect Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank's rendition to come to mind while reading. Okay, maybe only Gerard Butler will come to mind. Not going to complain about that! 

Book 4: Wuthering Heights
Ahh Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte's heartbreaking love story of the rough and wild Heathcliff and the social climbing Cathy. This book will cost you a few tears, but it's a classic that will stay in your heart forever! And it's the perfect book for a rainy, stormy day. 

Book 5: A Midsummer Night's Dream

I just had to put this one in here, because I love me some Shakespeare! This book is one of the comedies, so it won't break your heart like Romeo and Juliet would, but it's got all the iambic pentameter and literary groundbreaking themes of any other Shakespeare. This one can be read in an afternoon, and there's even a pretty decent movie adaptation with Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Stanley Tucci.

Keep it Classy. Keep it Country,
Gretta Patrick <3

What's your favorite summer book? 

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