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Sweet Summertime Reads: The Nautical and The Sexy

Sweet Summertime Reads - Summer Beach Reads Feature with Fiction Folio and GReads!

Nothing says summer like SHOPPING. Especially when you are us.

So today we decided to pair both reading and shopping for a fun little feature. This year, better than most, we have kind of done a nice job of making sure we read the books the other can’t stop raving about. (Yes, we are patting ourselves on the back a little bit.) It’s nice for a change! To celebrate that milestone, we are each talking about books we want to read this summer based on the praise of the other!

estelle on “winger” by andrew smith:

I searched high and low for this book… I couldn’t find it at my nearby Barnes & Noble but luckily, found it in Books of Wonder one weekend. Love the cover, love the plot (male POV, romance, rugby!), and especially love that it helped Magan get out of her own reading slump. She called it “well-written and addictive“. That’s just the kind of book I need in my hands right now.

As for the shopping aspect of things, I absolutely adore the colors on this front cover. Blue and red are patriotic, sure, BUT they are also super nautical so I’m drooling over these two options. Wouldn’t the blue look great with a pair of yellow wedges? And the red with a nice pair of beige flats? I love skirts in the summer.

Winger by Andrew Smith with Matching Skirts for the Ladies, Part of the Sweet Summertime Reads series

Dish It Haute (Red) | Sailor Swift Skirt (Blue)

magan on “dangerous girls” by abigail haas:

Please excuse me for making Rather Be Reading a bit risque today. Oops? (Totally kidding.) Since Estelle wrote her Dangerous Girls review, in which she discussed how it’s a fantastic thriller that she wanted to speed-read through, I have NEEDED IT in my hands. (Can July 16th hurry up and be here already?) The cover is a mix of mystery + light-hearted beachy-goodness. I told Estelle I got the impression that the characters would be a bit more scantily clad than what I would probably be. (It’s normal to wear a fully body swimsuit, right? Again, kidding.) She concurred that I was on the right track.

So, I went on a Victoria’s Secret shopping splurge. (Model’s bodies not included.) The swimsuit is girly and flirty, but also sexy. The cover-up has kind of a double meaning. See what I did there? 😉

dangerous girls book inspired beach wear

Lace Ruffle Bandeau Swimsuit | Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Don’t forget to check out Trish Doller’s fun facts about Florida on Ginger’s blog, GReads!
And make sure to hit up Tara’s blog, Fiction Folio, later this week for more Sweet Summertime Reads fun!

June 26, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Alexa Y. - You guys are making it VERY difficult indeed for me to keep my shopping ban! The items in this post – the skirts, bikini + dress – are SUPER cute. And I’m excited to read both these books!

June 26, 2013 - 5:37 am

VeganYANerds - Loving the skirts and the bikini! Estelle – so glad you got Winger!

June 25, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Cee @ The Novel Hermit - Eek! Such fabulous choices. I am in love with the red skirt.

You convinced me to read “Winger.” 😀

June 25, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Ahh, this is such an adorable feature! I love how you two are focusing on reading books that the other loved- so cute! The outfits you two chose are so adorable as well. I’m loving the read and blue look, Estelle, and Magan, that cover-up’s color is SO cute. Probably my favorite shade of blue (if you couldn’t tell from my blog, haha). 😉 Lovely picks, you two! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

June 25, 2013 - 11:17 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I WANT THOSE SKIRTS!!! They would look so good for my work wardrobe. 🙂

Also… I’m gonna go with Brittany. No way the bikini would work for me. The cover up though? Yes please! Love that color!

June 25, 2013 - 11:01 am

Tara - Those skirts are adorbs! And boy do I wish I had the body to pull off that bathing suit…

June 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

Rachel - If I didn’t love shopping so much I’d hire you two to shop for me. First off, I love what you chose for Winger, Estelle. I don’t know anything about the book but it does fit well with the cover! And also 90% of my clothing is either red, white, or blue, so I think your choices are perfect. Magan, your choices for Dangerous Girls are perfect as well. I haven’t read it yet either (but I want too!), but I definitely pictured the same kind of clothing. That swimsuit is SO CUTE. I don’t know if I’d ever actually wear a white bikini (I prefer black or pink), but I do like to admire them from afar.

June 25, 2013 - 10:59 am

Jamie - I want to read both of these so bad!! Perfect pairings, too!

June 25, 2013 - 9:47 am

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - These are such cute choices! That nautical skirt is ADORABLE. And I love that swimsuit! Not at all practical – it’d be down around my waste in no time if I actually got in the water, LOL – but very pretty nonetheless.

June 25, 2013 - 9:37 am

Cassie - OMFG. STOP IT JUST STOP. This is so creative and adorable and I effing LOVE IT.

June 25, 2013 - 9:32 am

Ginger @ GReads! - This is so cute! Love this post idea 🙂 I really, really love skirts in the summertime. They are definitely a part of my wardrobe right now. I wish I had a bikini body, haha so it’s full body swimsuits for me! Ha!

June 25, 2013 - 9:27 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Those nautical skirts are CUTE. Love them.
Uhh, darn, no model body included? haha. Yeah, I can’t pull off a bikini like that but I love the cover up! 🙂

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