Summer Reading: Had Me a Blast

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and for most of us that means life moves at a slower pace. The kids are home from school, the pools are open, and we get to take a summer vacation. Summer is not, however, a time to throw away all the great work you have done through the year getting your budget and spending in line. There are so many ways to spend too much money over the summer. So, this is going to be the first in a summer savings series where I talk to you about ways to enjoy your summer without drowning yourself in debt.

Today’s post is about one of my favorite summer pastimes – reading. I love reading, but I don’t get to enjoy it nearly enough during the school year. My family knows that when Christmas break and summer break come, my head will be buried in a book for hours on end. Reading is a great, inexpensive way to enjoy your free time this summer. Borrow a book from your local library or from a friend for free or find a used copy online. Reading can take you to an entirely new world, and you’ll find it even more enjoyable if you make it a special experience for yourself. For summer reading, grab your book and head out with a blanket to sit under a shade tree, sit next to the pool, or make yourself a special place in a chair or hammock in the backyard. Bring along a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. Soak in some sun and fresh air. Enjoy the moment.

I started my summer reading list, and I thought I would share it with you in case you were looking for some ideas. Yes, I love books that teach me something, books that help me grow as a successful woman, and stories about young adult dystopian worlds and spies.


Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth
   – Mia Bzezinski
I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know
   – Kate White
   -Heather Sunseri
   -Maggie Sunseri
   -Lauren Oliver
Illegal Action
   -Stella Rimington

What’s on your summer reading list? Do you have any recommendations? 

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