Open the windows, listen to the birds chirp, pour a glass of Sweet Tulip Moscato, and just relax. We’ve been waiting all winter to say that. While on the topic of things relaxing, we got to thinking. When was the last time we sat down and read a book? It’s been months! We couldn’t even tell you the last time we got some good “me” time in. So, here is a top 5 list of books that we are going to complete by the end of the summer!
#1 The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Okay…it’s truth time. Who isn’t a sucker for Nicholas Sparks?! This book has been on the shelf at Walmart, and we’ve been curious ever since. A 90 year old man near death gets visited by the ghost of his late wife and they reminisce about their love story, while a young woman falls in love with a cowboy full of secrets. To quote directly from the synopsis, “their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.” Consider us sold.
#2 Divergent by Veronica Roth
We already cheated on the book and saw the movie…it was that good. Basically, if you loved The Hunger Games, you will love this. Living in a dystopian society, a young woman named Beatrice will explore her identity and choose her future. There was romance, action, and tragedy. This one could go on for a while…it is part 1 in a series! We’re are very excited about diving into this one with Sweet Tulip close by.
#3 The Fault in our Stars by John Green
This book has popped up everywhere! It was TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of the year, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. The book is about a young cancer patient named Hazel, who has been diagnosed as terminally ill. Who doesn’t love a good tear jerker, and this book promises to keep the waterworks flowing!
#4 Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is one of our favorite authors, and this book looks like it will not disappoint! It is about a devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy, and touches on the issues on identity and judgment… topics that everyone can relate to. Like all of her other books, this one will be a page turner!
#5 The Summer I Turned Pretty
We haven’t heard of this one before, but it ranks as #1 on the Good Reads Summer reading list, so that has to count for something, right? Romance novels have always been a guilty pleasure, and this one is assuring summer romance at its finest. Besides, we can all remember when we realized we were pretty.
What does your summer reading list look like, and which Sweet Tulip Wine will you pair it with?