July 26, 2017 |

July Book Round-Up with Audible

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Happy Wednesday! We’re back with another monthly book round up with Audible. Around this time of year I’m almost always brought back to the required summer reading lists we had as kids in school. From what I hear they are not too prevalent nowadays, but we’d have a few books to pick from and I’d head to the bookstore with my mom and sisters. I can remember walking into the cool air conditioned store and the kids’ story corners adorned with the most brightly colored books. I always was excited, even if the required books wouldn’t have been my first pick. I was the type of kid who loved new school supplies and even cried when I had to stay home from school because I was sick, (I’m talking grade school here) but that could be a story for a whole other post. Ha! Summer reading brings back memories of hanging by the town pool with my family, eating sandwiches and snacks we packed that morning before leaving the house, and laying under the umbrella with a mystery story or suspenseful book of some sort.

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Obviously as you “grow up” your literature choices change, but one title that sticks out to me so vividly is A Taste of Blackberries. Did anyone else read that as a kid? It wasn’t necessarily a mystery but it was so suspenseful and intense for me in grade school. I remember reading it in my room before bed at night and being so frightened about what happened to little Jamie. I get a good chuckle out of it now, but that desire to keep reading and even how I remember the cover as I closed the book and put it back on my shelf at night really stuck with me.  Fast forward to high school… To Kill A Mockingbird, Death of a Salesman, and A Separate Peace. All equally as tragedy stricken and drama filled and all classics. Although most of those are considered coming of age stories, they all had that suspense factor that I still yearn for in movies and books now as an adult.

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This month Audible released The X Files: Cold Cases and all the hype got me thinking about these dramas that occupied many of my school days, as well as new to me books that are on my must-read list. Here’s a few I’ve saved on my wishlist this month:

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Have you guys read any of these before? Any favorite novel suggestions? Leave them in the comments below!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.




  • Ashley

    Both “Since We Fell” and “Into the Water” are sitting on my coffee table, waiting to be read! The others on this list look pretty great too- happy reading 🙂

  • Brenda Nath

    Just finished the 3rd book in a trilogy by Greg Iles – the first book is Natchez Burning – murder mystery that has a shocking end that you don’t see coming!

  • Christa Sagmoe

    I’m about to getting started on Into the Water!

  • Kelly Hoover

    GIRL! I love how you are promoting books. Seriously so great. I love listening to books or podcasts on road trips, so audible is the best! I can’t wait to read the books you recommended.

    Side note: I’m currently obsessing with your skirt. Your style is always ON POINT. Style goals 100%. Oh my gosh.

    Keep up the amazing content. Love reading along and love your instagram.

    Happy Thursday!


    Kelly Hoover | The Glamorous Teacher


  • Grace

    Ah! That Sézane shirt has been on my wishlist for a while now – I love how you’ve styled it here! So cute. Was nice meeting y’all at Trader Joes the other day – I’m sure we’ll bump into eachother again soon enough haha. 🙂

    – Grace

  • Haley

    Loved Into the Water! There are a lot of characters/points of view it is being told from, which got confusing at first. But, once you’ve got them all straightened out, it makes sense why it’s written that way! Can’t wait to hear what you think!
    Other thrillers I’ve enjoyed listening to on Audible – Big Little Lies and The Wonder (Slow at first, but great ending!)

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