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Sweet Summertime Reads Wrap-Up: Ginger Reflects

Can you believe this is our last post for Sweet Summertime Reads? Thanks so much for following along with us since May! It’s been the best thing ever to bring you original and fun posts, and get you excited about summer, vacation, warm weather, and most importantly, summer reading! Today we are so happy to […]

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September 5, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Ariel - Oh gosh, all the books look amazing! I guess I’ll go with option A though because I really want to read the Infinite Moment of Us.

September 5, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Monica R - awesome prizes all the way around! however I pick option B

September 5, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Jennifer Jensen - I would love to win Prize Pack B. I have been wanting to read Golden, Second Chance Summer, The Moon and More and Where the Stars Still Shine. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t believe summer is over!

September 5, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Sara - I would pick prize pack A!

September 4, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - Love those nails, and the striped Toms are awesome! I haven’t seen any like that before.

I would go with Option A because while they both look wonderful, I already have three of the books from B.

Excellent giveaway, ladies.

And goodbye, summer :(

September 4, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Ann - Option A looks really enticing. I would pick Option A! :)

September 4, 2013 - 10:26 am

Keri - I would love option A and I am really looking forward to reading Openly Straight.

September 3, 2013 - 6:07 pm

Kat V - Option B! :) It sounds like some great picks!

September 3, 2013 - 10:39 am

Erin - I love those zebra print TOMS – they’re so cute! I bought my first pair this summer too and was surprised by how comfy they are.

I’d love to win option A. The Distance Between Us and The Infinite Moment of Us have been on my to-read list for ages, and I’ve heard so many good things about them.

September 3, 2013 - 10:03 am

Vivien - Definitely option b. I cannot wait to read Just Like Fate and Where the Stars still Shine :)

September 2, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Jasmine Baggenstos - I think option A because I’m dying to read The Distance Between Us.

September 2, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Chenise J. - I’d love to win Option A! Can’t wait to read The Distance Between Us!

September 2, 2013 - 9:23 am

Kelley - Option B. I’m so excited to read The Moon and More!

September 2, 2013 - 12:30 am

Amie - I’d pick option B because I cannot wait to read Where The Stars Still Shine =)

September 1, 2013 - 10:41 pm

bn100 - A- the distance between us

September 1, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Cee - Such a hard choice! I would pick option…A! I want to read Openly Straight and the Distance Between Us.

Thank you for the giveaway.

September 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Genevieve - A or b ??????? ummmm I am not sure there is to many good bocks and choices !!

August 31, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Tia - A

August 31, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Heather C. - It’s a hard choice to pick because each option has a book that I really want to read, but if you are going to force me to choose, lol, I’d pick option A. =)

I’m most looking forward to reading Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea. =)

August 31, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Lisa - Oh my god, you’re giving me such an impossible question to answer. I think I would choose Option B, but they’re both pretty rockin’. I’ve been wanting to read Second Chance Summer for so long and looove Sarah Dessen and Jessi Kirby 😀

August 31, 2013 - 10:53 am

Sarah - I’d love to win Option A, but both packages are awesome! I really want to read The Distance Between Us because it looks so cute!

I’m so sad that summer is coming to an end because I didn’t read nearly as many summer books as I had hoped to.

August 31, 2013 - 8:42 am

Cait - Ooo—all are such great summer picks! I’d have to go with Option B though simply because Sarah Dessen is my all-time favorite author. And I haven’t gotten around to reading her new one yet, eek!

August 30, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Cate - Love your Toms– I wear mine all the time! While both options look great, I would prefer Option B since I’ve been wanting to read Golden for awhile now.

August 30, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Heather Miller - This series has been so much fun! Thanks in large part to you guys, I’ve been delving into contemporary books and enjoying them more than I ever thought I would! I’ve devoured both of Morgan Matson’s books this summer and am definitely looking forward to more from her soon. And thanks for turning me on to Ginger and Tara’s blogs as well.
I’d love to receive package A, and I’m super intrigued by Daisy Whitney especially, though the premise of Openly Straight also sounds awesome. And thank you guys again for such a fun summery series!

August 30, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Emmah - It was so hard to choose, but I’d have to say I’d pick Option B. I really want to read “Where The Stars Still Shine”, “Golden”, “Second Chance Summer”, and “Just Like Fate”.

August 30, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Rashika - Definitely Option 1 because I really really really want to read Openly Straight and The Infinite Moment of Us. I’ve heard such great things about the two.

August 29, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Kaniesha - Sounds like you had a super fun summer! Those are gorgeous pictures. I’d love to see a sunset like that.
As for the giveaway, I’d prefer Option A! I’ve been looking forward to reading The Boyfriend App and Openly straight for a while now :-)

August 29, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Cialina - I would love to get Option A — I’ve had my eye on those books for a while!

I watched Craigslist Joe a while back. The premise was interesting… I never thought that it would be possible to do all that he did for free!

August 29, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Summer - This is such a tough choice, so many books I want to win in both, but I think I’ll go with B, for Sarah Dessen and Jessi Kirby, plus I just read an amazing review for Where The Stars Still Shine. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

August 29, 2013 - 1:16 am

Natalie @ Books, etc. - Ouuuu this is a tough one! I’m going to have to say option B though! I’m super excited to read Golden, Just Like Fate, and Second Chance Summer! Also, love the dress and aviators!!! 😀

August 28, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Hannah - I have been so, so wanting to read Openly Straight so that’s the collection I would love to have but let’s be honest….I just love to read!

August 28, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Bookworm1858 - I love the dress-I’m super into stripes and just got a cute striped top that I paired with a twirly red skirt-I felt very on trend. Luckily the weather will continue to be hot through September where I live so I don’t have to say goodbye to summer yet!

August 28, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Alexa Y. - Ginger – Your summer sounds FANTASTIC. I love that you were able to visit Anna and Tara in Chicago (which seems like SO. MUCH. FUN.), and that lake house trip sounds spectacular. I’m also dying to watch that documentary now because it sounds really good and also extremely moving.

E&M – I love you guys, first of all. IF I won your giveaway, I’d want option B, and I’d be super excited to read Just Like Fate most of all!

August 28, 2013 - 10:27 am

Jessica - Oooh Option A *Swoon*
I saw Craigslist Joe this summer too and couldn’t stop talking about it! So interesting!

August 27, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Melanie L - ahhh Option A, awh man this is so hard but option A

August 27, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Ellie - I’d chose option B…I’ve heard amazing things about Golden and Second Chance Summer!

August 27, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Betty - Yay! This was a fun post!! Loved learning more about Ginger!! :) I definitely need to check out the movie Craigslist Joe now! haha I really wish summer wasn’t over already– I seriously can’t believe it. It feels like it should still be June. :( I do love all the holidays though, so bring em on!

August 27, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Tara - I’ve had so much fun this summer with you ladies! Your graphics were AMAZING and I think we can all agree we had pretty fabulous summers. <3<3<3

August 27, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Randi M - I loved following along with Sweet Summertime Reads all summer long! :) And now I need to go look at TOMS… I would lovelovelove Option A – I’m especially excited to read The Distance Between Us (love that cover & I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews!) and When You Were Here (Japan YA setting? Yes, please!). Thank you for all of the awesome posts this summer & for the giveaway. :)

August 27, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - This is so hard! I think Option B because I’m dying to read Where The Stars Still Shine and Golden.

Thanks for the awesome, awesome giveaway. What a great idea!

August 27, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Tammy - Option B. Looking forward to reading Where The Stars Still Shine :)

August 27, 2013 - 11:16 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - Hooray! Three of my favourite bloggers in collaboration together 😀 This post was such a treat to read and I really looked forward to each instalment of the Sweet Summertime Reads series! It was such a great idea. Ginger, I absolutely adore that nail colour and given that my wardrobe is at least 25% nautical-themed, it’s safe to say that I’m absolutely in love with that dress 😉 Sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple staple like an outfit you can dress up or down given the occasion.

August 27, 2013 - 11:10 am

Daphne - Craig’s List Joe looks/sounds fantastic. I wouldn’t be able to do something like that, but I applaud anyone who puts themselves out there. looks like you had a fantastic summer, G.

if i were to win, i would pick option A for openly straight and the distance between us.

August 27, 2013 - 11:01 am

Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake. - I love the summertime splurges! And lake pictures. I am definitely a lake over the beach person. I’ll pass on going to the coast, but give me a vacation to a lake anyday.
Both prizes seem awesome, but I think I’d take option B and be most excited for Second Chance Summer. I’ve heard it’s reduced some readers to a ball of tears, and apparently, I had a weird idea of fun because it sounds like a great(if emotional) book to me.

August 27, 2013 - 9:29 am

Cassie - A- this is awesome and I’m totally loving those Tom’s, the vaca pics and that Old Navy Dress!

B- I choose option B- FOR: WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE! I mean come on. We all know I’m DYING to get my hands on it! PLUS, Dessen! That will force me to read my first Dessen 😀

xoxo Ladies! <3

August 27, 2013 - 8:42 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Aww you girls! Thank you for the sweet note at the beginning <3 This turned out so good! I can't believe the summer is over & our feature is coming to a close. I had a lot of fun posting with y'all each week. Thank you again for your amazing posts & your love for all things SUMMER!

August 27, 2013 - 8:41 am

Jamie - G, I’m loving that nail color!! Where did you get it? Also, I ALMOST bought some Tom’s this summer (the crocheted ones) but ended up not. I’m loving those zebra print ones!! Sounds like you’ve had an amazing summer <3

August 27, 2013 - 1:10 am

Angela @ Lit Mug - This is a great post idea. It’s crazy, I still have a month left of summer before my classes start. I’m still taking summer classes, but a lot of people are starting school for the fall. Sounds like you had a great summer though!

Sweet Summertime Reads: When You Were Here Gift Pack

Can you believe there’s only two weeks left of our Sweet Summertime Reads series with Ginger and Tara? It’s been such a fun summer of new ideas, summer loving, and it’s crazy that it’s about to come to a close. I’m going solo today with this post but it is totally inspired by Magan’s affection […]

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July 25, 2014 - 4:08 am

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August 28, 2013 - 11:48 am

Alexa Y. - This gift pack is the perfect mix of eclectic and awesome! I really like it a lot. It also makes me want to read When You Were Here even more than I already do. GAH. Why do I not have a copy here with me right now? So glad you enjoyed it!

August 20, 2013 - 10:16 pm

ShootingStarsMag - Love this post! I haven’t read the book, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. I randomly try and find gift items that I feel fit a novel I’ve read so people can put them together for an awesome gift. It’s fun to see that others are doing the same and it makes me want to read certain books even more!

August 20, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Bookworm1858 - This book is on my list-love a good male protagonist and seeing which items you selected and why.

August 20, 2013 - 5:57 pm

elena - love this!!! as soon as i saw this post, i was like I AM GOING TO READ IT but then i took a nap instead. perhaps i’ll read it after commenting now!! love your story about lilacs. :)

August 20, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - This book was on my “summer reading list” & I have yet to read it! And the summer is almost over! I should rectify this sooner, rather than later. I have a feeling it will be something I enjoy.

Super cute post Estelle!

August 20, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Bonnie - hahaha! I LOVE those earrings, they are extremely quirky.

August 20, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Annie - I’m happy you liked this book Estelle! I love the fact that it’s set in Tokyo. I’m always a big fan of foreign settings and Tokyo (or really anywhere in Asia) isn’t common in books.

I also love that the main character is a male! I don’t remember the last time a book I read had a guy as the MC so that is really great!

Super happy to see a themed gift pack! I’ve missed these! :) And that the sushi earrings are lovely!

Sweet Summertime Reads: The Yearbook

Welcome back for another Sweet Summertime Reads post. As summer winds down, stores fill up with huge school supplies displays that make us yearn for the days we’d be doing our school shopping and prepping for our first days of school. So this week, Ginger, Tara, and the two of us are focusing on going […]

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September 22, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - THIS POST IS EVERYTHING AWESOME! I loved your comments on the different aspects of going back to school, and I’m in love with your superlatives and graphics! Y’all are always coming up with such great new ideas and posts! Love that about your blog :0

August 28, 2013 - 11:18 am

Alexa Y. - THIS POST IS MADE OF WIN. I’m sorely tempted to leave my comment at that, but seriously, you girls just NAILED IT. I love your choices for your back to school reading selections, and the categories you filed them under! Such spot on recommendations. Gotta definitely check out the ones I haven’t yet read!

August 15, 2013 - 4:12 pm

katy - Band Geek Love sounds so great! I wasn’t in Band but I was the only one in my group of friends who wasn’t, so I felt like I was. I knew all the drama and sat with the band during their quarter off during football games and the band directors knew me. Queen of Kentucky and Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe sound cute and fun!

August 15, 2013 - 11:34 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Fun post! I loved when it was time to go back to school. There was always something so exciting and fresh about it, despite the fact that I’d been there for a month already with band camp! I never thought about all the new friends I’d make, but rather all the old friends I’d get to see again. And shopping… whoa I LOVED it! Even though I really was a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal in high school, buying new clothes and pens was my favorite!

August 15, 2013 - 1:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: It’s Back to School Time! | Fiction Folio - […] some books that take place during the school year and Magan & Estelle featured some of their favorite books about going back to school. Today, I’m going to share some books I think will either help you get back into that school […]

August 13, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - Hey, I was a band geek too! I played the flute in marching band in hs. Now I really need to read Band Geek Love.
Your post is very timely – we’re getting ready for back to school shopping this week.
Love your back to school book choices. Reece Malcolm is a fave, and I’m eager to check out Winger too. Good stuff as always!

August 13, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - You guys always have the prettiest freaking posts. Can you do all the graphics for my blog too? HAHA.

Anyway, I saw Winger at the bookstore today and was SO CLOSE to buying it. Man, now I want to go back to it. A million times yes to Queen of Kentucky and Going Vintage – loved both of those. Somehow I haven’t read the rest of the books on this post, but I need to! Moving some of these up on my TBR list :)

August 13, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Rose @ The Bedtime Bookworm - I feel like I should read more YA contemporary, and I already thought I read quite a bit of it. I haven’t read any of these books! I have a few of them on my TBR list.

I can definitely relate to what Estelle wrote about back to school shopping – I did all of my clothes shopping with my mum (mostly because she’d buy me shoes. That’s a good reason, right??). The only problem was that my mum would conveniently forget that we were there to buy clothes for me, not her! She’d usually end up with a pile for herself double the size of my pile, though we were both expert sales shoppers!

August 13, 2013 - 10:02 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I like how we both chose Reece Malcolm List for a ‘back to school’ pick :) hehe. Such a great book! This was a fun post ladies. I’ve heard a lot about Dairy Queen.. and anything related to FNL is a definite win for me!

Sweet Summertime Reads: Crafts and Sips

Howdy! Welcome to a live post coming to you straight from Texas! For the first time ever Magan and I are working across from each other at the same table! So so exciting. When we knew I was definitely coming to visit for a few days, we were so thrilled to come up with a […]

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August 11, 2013 - 11:29 am

Alexa Y. - You girls look so adorable in the photos! And I absolutely LOVED the mason jar glasses that you ended up creating. They’re very cute, and I am totally inspired to make some of my own now.

August 8, 2013 - 1:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Ginger Does Chicago! | Fiction Folio - […] week featuring the four of us ladies actually hanging out in real life! Magan and Estelle did some Crafts and Sips during Estelle’s trip to Texas that looked super fun, and Ginger posted some pics of her […]

August 7, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - How cute are you guys!! I love the project but it just looks like you gals had a blast!! :)

August 7, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Tara - How cute! Looks like you guys had a blast :)

August 6, 2013 - 6:24 pm

alice-jane - OMG these are adorable (and so are you two!) The photos are really crisp as well!

August 6, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Jess - Great post. You make it look like so much fun ! I have a bunch of Mason jars lying around and I purchased that exact Martha Stewart paint months ago and had nothing to do with it. I’m going to give this a try this weekend.

August 6, 2013 - 6:04 pm

VeganYANerds - So cute, I love the jars and it looks like you had so much fun working on them :)

August 6, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Too cute! What a fun craft!

August 6, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - You guys are too cute for words. I love your mason jar glasses! I want to make some now.

August 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Cassie - OMG how effing cute is this!??? LOVE IT. Drink looks delishhh as well!!!

August 6, 2013 - 11:51 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - You two are so adorable. Your friendship positively radiates from the pics!!

August 6, 2013 - 10:53 am

Ginger @ GReads! - What a fun idea! I love mason jars for craft ideas. I recently saw some used as book ends :)

August 6, 2013 - 10:38 am

Jamie - Total cuteness! I want to make those!! They are adorable!

Sweet Summertime Reads: From Songs to Pages

It’s music week for us! If you stopped by Ginger’s post yesterday, you’ll see that she created a Sweet Summertime Reads playlist for this year! Hopefully you’ll find some fun new tracks to jam to during your own summer adventures. So what’s our contribution this week? Well, you know we love stories. Duh, we have […]

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August 11, 2013 - 8:19 am

Alexa Y. - What great song choices girls! The only one I haven’t heard before is Unemployed Boyfriend, which is pretty great. But I totally think that the other three (Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift + Imagine Dragons) could definitely inspire a story or two.

August 1, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Allison L - Mmm. Luke Bryan! I would definitely read a book based on his songs. Especially if it were an audiobook … that he narrated .. can you imagine it? Your other choices are good too. Fun post once again! 😉

August 1, 2013 - 1:03 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: My Life Told In Summer Music | Fiction Folio - […] sure to check out the awesome music posts by Ginger and Magan and Estelle from earlier this […]

July 31, 2013 - 9:34 am

picturemereading - I keep getting Radioactive in my head lately LOL I keep thinking it’s a great song for a number of YA dystopians I have read!

July 30, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Betty - What a fun post! Eeeek.. I think the Imagine Dragons song for sure— I love action and fighting in books, but obviously with some kissing on the side! 😉
Oh, and thx for the shout out. <3

July 30, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Bookworm1858 - Yay for the Taylor Swift song-I adore Taylor (almost all of her songs) especially because so many could be the basis for books. She just has a way with words sometimes.

July 30, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I like country music, but OLD country music like George Strait and Randy Travis and Clint Black and those guys. But you’re right, country music tells great stories, even the cheesy ones. Layla Greta and Jack absolutely LOVE Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragons so they’re on heavy rotation when we’re in the car, where I keep those actual CD’s. (I tend to keep my iPod on my actual person. Always. Like in my back pocket all the time. And I wear my earbuds inside of my clothes everyday, even right now as I sit in this chair commenting here on your blog. But that’s another story for another time.) This is fun, ladies, as always. xo

July 30, 2013 - 5:39 pm

April Books & Wine - I LOVE country music. That’s kind of all I listen to lately, so I am excited for the Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift picks.

Also, Radioactive, I don’t change the radio when it’s on.

July 30, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Unemployed Boyfriend is a great song…I would definitely love to read a book based off the song. Also, thanks for the introduction to Everclear – it seems like all their songs are perfect for summer!

July 30, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - LOVE THIS! You ladies picked some really great songs! I hadn’t heard Estelle’s picks before *hides* but I have now!! And I love them too!! 😀 I’ve actually blogged about this topic before, and I had picked a country song because they do tell such great stories, like Estelle said. I picked Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter. But guess what?! SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT LAST YEAR! Strawberry Wine by Lee Adams! Crazy….

July 30, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Tara - How cute is this idea?! It didn’t even occur to me to choose songs I want to see be made into books (which, hello, how could I not have?!) I think every single country song could be made into a stellar book — as long as the dog never actually dies 😉

July 30, 2013 - 11:18 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ha! YES. Radioactive is TOTALLY a kick-ass, save the world song. I actually pictured this as like a background song/soundtrack song for some kind of dystopian or paranormal kick-ass heroine-type book when I first heard it! Haha! :) Great choice.

Sweet Summertime Reads: Morgan Matson’s Summer Essentials

A note from Magan: I’m beyond honored (thrilled, excited, ecstatic) that Morgan Matson is guest posting for Rather Be Reading today. Morgan is one of our very favorite authors who never fails to wow us with her incredible writing. We deeply loved Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. There’s no doubt that Morgan’s books are […]

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August 27, 2013 - 12:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Ginger Reflects - […] Be Reading’s Morgan Matson’s Summer Essentials: I feel like it’s not summer until you have the essentials & I completely agreed with all […]

July 25, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Jeff DeCoursey - Wow, Nightswimming, Downeaster Alexa, and anything by Imagine Dragons. Nice playlist! Summer has never been my favorite (I’m a fall guy), but maybe that’s because I grew up in Phoenix. Thanks for sharing your essentials — I’m adding Adventure to my list right now.

July 23, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Alisa Selene - I love summer films as well!

July 23, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Tara - I am absolutely loving this playlist! Thanks for sharing Magan and Morgan!

July 23, 2013 - 2:29 pm

elena - i’m glad morgan mentioned ice cream at least once in this post because it a summer, nay LIFE, essential! LOVE this post and p much agree with all these points. esp summer soundtrack. :)

July 23, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - OMG! I was soooooo excited to see that Morgan guest posted for you, and this blog post is seriously one of my favourites, like EVER. Although summer is not my favourite season (don’t hate me for that! I’m much more of a rainy day girl…me and heat don’t get along well) I still do agree with each and every one of Morgan’s must haves. We don’t get too much crazy hot weather, luckily, but any beach outing that I do undertake always includes a good book and a stocked iPod :)

July 23, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m pretty much in solid agreement with Morgan about the summer essentials, as I would like all of these things to be a part of each and every summer that I ever have. My favorite will have to be the part about adventures; summer seems like a time when ANYTHING is possible, and I like exploiting that!

July 23, 2013 - 11:28 am

Annie - I think MY summer essential this year is to reread Amy and Roger and read Second Chance Summer! It’ll be nice to make good use of all the time I’ll be spending indoors once the heat kicks in. I’m not good with the heat so I usually hide in my comfortable, cool house. I haven’t had any ‘summer adventures’ yet so I’ll add that to my To-Do list. And I love Morgan’s playlist! I’ve been listening to Cruise on repeat – it’s the perfect song to get you in that fun, summer-y mood! :)

July 23, 2013 - 10:58 am

Alice @ ThatKidInWonderland - I can’t believe I’m that awkward person who still hasn’t read any of Morgan Matson’s books! Ah there is something seriously wrong with me. I absolutely need to get my hands on her books asap. Eeeep!

Yes to all the above Summer essentials! I live in Australia and I actually didn’t get a chance to go to the beach last Summer and it left my feeling like my Summer was so unfulfilled. D: The beach is a necessity. For sure!

July 23, 2013 - 9:52 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - First of all, I just bought Second Chance Summer like last week, I think and I’m really excited about getting into it as soon as I can. I’ve ONLY heard great things. And of course, I loved Jessi Kirby’s Golden, so these two are quite the pair and I’m loving seeing them here for this post. I have to absolutely agree with both the BEACH and the MOUNTAINS!! I’m SO VERY FORTUNATE to live in North Carolina where that is an easy possibility for me – I’m one that is near the coast, like many are, but there’s just something about being able to drive to either place at any time of the year pretty easily that is oh-so-special to me. I love this post, love this playlist, and I think MMatson pretty much nailed summer easily!

July 23, 2013 - 8:36 am

Hazel - Definitely agree with Morgan’s summer essentials! And her playlist is just downright AWESOMEEEE.

July 23, 2013 - 8:35 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I think I just fell in love with Morgan Matson all over again! Her summer essentials are THE BEST. Seriously. I agree with all them. Summer is my favorite time of the year, too. And I totally get how it’s meant to be a time spent making memories, so later in the year when those winter blues set it, you have something to remember back on and smile about. Ahhhh I love summer so, so much. Her playlist is kickass too! Thanks Magan for sharing this today for SSR :)