Rather Be Reading » A Blog by Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Each Other

Masthead header

Category Archives: Sweet Summertime Reads

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Favorite Places to Escape With Books

Howdy, y’all! We are so excited to be kicking off Sweet Summertime Reads with Ginger at GReads and Tara at Fiction Folio. You can read Ginger’s intro post here (where you can also enter her giveaway for TWO Jennifer Echols books!). In a nutshell, we’re going to be sharing our favorite summer books, songs, places, summer reviews, […]

View full post »

July 11, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > RBR: Places to Escape With Books 5/27: RBR – Shelve It (Books on Vacation) 5/28: GReads – Second Chance Summer Review […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - M: That pool looks totally fabulous. I would totally hang out there all the time if I could, and just bring along a book and some snacks!

E: Backyard BBQs or meals are always fun for me. And someday, when I own a house, I’d love to have a place with a feel similar to yours – relaxing and homey.

May 28, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Tara - I am SUPER envious of your pool and backyard space! One of the drawbacks of living in the city I suppose… when can I come visit both of you? 😉

May 28, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Our new neighborhood has a pool (insert celebration here!) and today was our first day laying out. I got a sunburn (no surprise there), but it was SO worth it to get some reading in with the sun shining and sound of kids playing. Loved it!

Also, I almost got the Kermit-colored chairs but ended up going with brown at the last minute. Still love your color though!

May 27, 2012 - 8:19 am

April Books & Wine - Okay, my neighborhood pool looks like you’ll get a disease if you get in the water. So I am so freakin’ jealous over here.


Seriously, you guys have great reading spots!

May 26, 2012 - 10:14 pm

elena - I love seeing where you both read! My community pool is super fancy but I don’t really go with it because you need an ID and the ID machine is broken every time I try to get one, haha. I love that you both read outside, I need to do that more often. Thanks for sharing.

May 26, 2012 - 8:39 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - LOVE the Kermit chairs! and that pool area looks lovely! Unfortunately, I can’t stand the heat and bugs around here, lol! The humidity can be so wicked! I will sit on my deck in the early morning hours, but once that sun starts to peek, I’m in the a/c right next to the window in my cushy rocking chair from Ikea, lol 😉

May 26, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Aww… I love this post! My favourite summer reading spot is definitely our patio. We live in a condo with a great outdoor area and, since it rains the majority of the year, we have a very short window of time to enjoy sitting outside. I spent last weekend getting the patio all cleaned up, and now hoping that we’ll have a good stretch of time to enjoy it! Although I need to find some Adirondack chairs to add; there is seriously no type of chair that is more comfortable!!

May 26, 2012 - 10:36 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan, your neighborhood pool is fancy!! haha I wouldn’t mind hanging out there all summer 😉

Estelle, I LOVE your kermit chair!! So cute. And yay for summertime spirits 🙂

Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

View full post »

June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.