Summer Reading List | 10 Fab Reads to Get Your Hands On Now

Summer Reading List

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We love us some books. Some to get lost in, some to learn about our favorite hobbies and passions and some to secretly indulge our inner super powers. And what better time than the summer to find a new read? Something about being in a hammock in the cool breeze makes for the perfect reading environment.

So, we asked around the office, “What’s your favorite summer read so far?” It not only confirmed that DENY is filled with a bunch of unique individuals, but also opened our eyes to some new ideas for great new books to look forward to! So, here are our best suggestions, just for you and your reading pleasure.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

“If The Hunger Games and The Bachelor had too many lime-a-ritas one night and got it on, this would be their sad little bastard child. If you’re picking up this dose of YA fiction it’s not to improve your IQ, but for a trashy beach read you really can’t go wrong. Best enjoyed on a Kindle to cut down on judgmental looks.”

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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“Gotta recommend “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. This is not one of those feel-good books, nope. This is a seriously demented, crazy read, but so well written with the most intricate of details. Like how did Gillian Flynn come up with this stuff?! I read the book in a matter of days and could not put it down!”

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Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin

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“This story is told through the eyes of a struggling 15-year-old boy named “Charley” who yearns for a loving family life. The expression of his raw emotions really tugs at your heart. He finds a companion in a quarter horse and the love and care that he expresses for this animal is just beautiful.   Let’s just say that if I could plunge myself into this book and bring this sweet little boy under my wing, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson

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Summer Reading List

“Well, for starters, funniest book I’ve read so far in life. But before you pick up a copy, you should know that it’s totally crass and full of language. But, it’s also totally relatable. So much so that you may or may not be laughing so hard that you’re ugly-crying in the middle of a coffee shop with people staring at you simultaneously wondering if they should give you CPR, call a mental institution or just plain order “whatever she’s having”. (No, I do not have a personal experience of this…) My favorite chapter involved a cat rapist, overdosing on ex-lax and passing of notes under the bathroom door when you’re completely alone in the house. You’ll find her recounting a crazy childhood filled with dead squirrel puppets, a loony taxidermist for a father, plenty of references to her vagina, and some helpful tips on burials. Basically, Jenny takes the mundane of life and turns it into a crazy whirlwind of what happens when you let your brain go unfiltered and fancy-free with a pristine sense of humor as fuel. It’s safe to say this book will make your troubles go away, or at the very least give you really, really tight abs.”

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The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

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“I am loving trashy vampire books for great mindless reading. It is also part of an ongoing series which is fantastic because you know what book you’re reading next.”

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The Sun Literary Magazine

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“I am not great at committing to reading an entire book. I tend to lose interest and it becomes more of a chore in my eyes. This has short stories, articles, poems, excerpts from novels, and (best of all) a readers write section. I get a perfect dose of whatever I am craving.”

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

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“I just started What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Happily married, a child on the way, her life perfectly fulfilled, she slips and has a concussion and wakes up to discover the last 10 years of her life have passed. The story draws you in as she tries to untangle the web of new “norms” in her life that previously were completely foreign to her. She’s a completely different person trying to figure out why her relationship has gone down the tube, why she doesn’t speak w/ her bestie anymore, etc. A constant battle of whether it’s possible to start over or if forgetting the past is a blessing is a reoccurring theme. Enjoying the book so far, but haven’t finished it yet.”

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The Help by Rebecca Cope

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“I’ve read it before and it’s that good I want to read it again. Next in queue: Goodness and Mercy a new novel by Patti Hill.”

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Bait Casting With A Thermometer by Frank Steel

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Summer Reading List

“Great insight about certain habits of fish depending on the season and water temp.” (Editor’s Note: This ain’t no joke. Darrell is totally a master angler!)

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Anthology Magazine

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“I have a subscription to the quarterly magazine, Anthology, which I love to read. It is always exciting when I open my mailbox and find the newest publication. The magazine feels great, the paper quality and print are fantastic, and includes many different articles. The latest spring issue is all about food – yum! I have many pages flagged so I can try out the suggested recipes. Sitting down on a lazy sunday morning with coffee and a snack is the best way to read this publication.”

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There you have it. We hope you find a new story to get lost in for the summer months!

Tell us, what read are you currently digging right now?

4 thoughts on “Summer Reading List | 10 Fab Reads to Get Your Hands On Now

  1. Great picks. Can you get The Sun and Anthology magazines for an ipad? If so, where? Also, I assume that you need to buy a subscription, correct? They both look very interesting. Thanks. Would love to hear back about this. Kaki Culpepper

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