The Books (and Booze!) of Summer: Top Ten Tuesday

The gals at The Broke and The Bookish have asked us to list the books on our summer to-be-read pile for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday.


Here are a few of the books I’m hoping to read this summer:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon

A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

That Night by Chevy Stevens

What goes better with a book on a warm summer day than a deliciously sweet and cold creamsicle cocktail? You have to try my very favorite new drink recipe.

I use UV Whipped and a Magic Bullet blender to make an icy, frosty, stupidly good drink. (My dad, strictly a beer drinker, even declared these to be “pretty damn good!” That’s saying something.)

What books are you hoping to get to this summer? Do you have a go-to summer beverage?Β 

53 thoughts on “The Books (and Booze!) of Summer: Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Rebecca is on my list to read at some point this year, so I'm totally with you on that one. I'm curious what you'll think of the Ferris, since it didn't really work so well for me.


  2. Like Shannon, Rebecca is on my list to read at some point. Maybe we should do a read-a-long of sorts. It would include your sinful drink, naturally!


  3. Rebecca is a wonderful read, I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚ I also really want to read The Replacement Life. Curious to read your thoughts on Summer House with Swimming Pool; suffice to say I found it rather unsettling.Happy reading! My TTT


  4. We should pick a date to start Rebecca together, I'd be all over that! I don't read well with others though, lol. I mean that I'm TERRIBLE about sticking to a schedule…but any excuse to chat books and drink more of those creamsicles is a good idea πŸ˜€


  5. I'm so ashamed that I haven't read Rebecca yet. It's so well loved and here I am over here not reading it, lol. I'm going to change that this summer, darn it!Summer House should be interesting. Did you read his previous book, The Dinner? Whew!


  6. Rebecca is one to read and reread. I'll be interested to see what you think of The Replacement Life. I've seen mixed reviews–I liked it very much. I want to know what you think of the Joshua Ferris book too. I read his first novel and loved it but haven't read any of his other books.


  7. I have Herman Koch's The Dinner on by \”full\” TBR, but not on the summer list. Looking forward to hearing about that one and the Joshua Ferris. I've heard so many good things.


  8. Summer House with a Swimming Pool also made my TTT post – I'm always looking for a new dark psychological thriller. I'm looking forward to seeing your review!


  9. I am so excited to read Rebecca πŸ˜€ It seems to be such a well loved favorite. It's crazy to me that I haven't read it yet. Hopefully I'll be a fan of The Replacement Life. I've seen mixed reviews as well…uh oh!


  10. Rebecca would make a great read-along choice. Anyway, I hope you like it! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.


  11. Wow… Interesting that you have Rebecca on your list…. I was just thinking that I really need to read it! Somehow I never did. And then I feel like a doofus when I read reviews referencing parallels to Rebecca! Hmmm….well I'm overwhelmed with choices for the summer, but that sounds like a book to read on a cozy winter night by the fire with a hot toddy!!


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