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My Friday Love is a weekly where we want to share what we loved during this past week.
My Friday Love is…
Summer – Heat – Beach Reads!
I don’t now how it is at the place where you live, but here in Germany it’s finally Summer! After having winter for so long the summer took a long time to get through. It was constantly raining, but now – finally Summer!! wooot!
And … me personally, I am looking forward to some super awesome Beachy Sommer Reads! Well, actually I won’t read them on the Beach, but will read them on my balcony… Maybe with a Hugo* in my hands. Yummy!
(*do you guys know what a Hugo is? It is insanely delicious and one of the It-Drinks here in Germany, so in case you don’t know I pasted a recipe below! Which I dare you to try!!!)
My Top Sommer – Heat – Beach Reads 2013!
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.
Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo’s sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.
Emaline’s mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he’s convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?
Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she’s going?
Sarah Dessen’s devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer
This is sooooo high on my list to read! The cover screams simmer and the whole synopsis sounds like summer! Cannot wait to read it!
The Distance between Us by Kasie West
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.
She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
OoOO I loooved Kasie Wests Pivot Point so I am more than excited about her Contemporary story!
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?
Pushy reviews “This is What Happy Looks Like” and she loved it to pieces and then also Jenny from Supernatural Snark told me to read it, so how am I to decline! 🙂
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
Four best friends, five summers of camp memories.
The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylar’s friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring…
The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth…
The summer we were eleven: Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle…
The summer we were twelve: Skylar’s love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar…
Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddie’s secret. Skylar did something unthinkable… and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart.
Three years after the fateful last night of camp, the four of us are coming back to camp for reunion weekend—and for a second chance. Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Anne Brashares and Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters.
If this doesn’t sound like the perfect summer read I don’t know which ones does :)))
Here are my beach recommendations,
these are just a few books I read which I LOVED and think are prefect for a beach read!
So these are the books I am planning to read during summer! Do you have any recommendations for me??
Much Friday Love,
*and here the Hugo Recipe – seriously you have to try it! Goes very well with one of these above summer reads *winks*
- 100 ml prosecco or 100 ml champagne
- 150 ml sparkling water
- 1 -2 teaspoon elderflower syrup (more if you like it sweet!
- organic mint leaf
- 2 organic limes, juice of
- 1 organic lime, sliced
- ice cubes
- Crush or muddle 4 mint leaves in a champagne or large wine glass.
- Add a small amount of elderflower syrup (about 1-2 teaspoons or 5-10 ml). Add more if you like it sweet , but be careful it can be too sweet pretty fast!
- Add the lime juice, champagne (100 ml= 3.38 fluid ounces) and sparkling water (150 ml= 5 fluid ounces).
- Add more mint leaves and lime slices, and ice as desired.
- Serve with a straw.
(Recipe found here and slightly modified)
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