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Summer Reading List

The weather is starting to warm up here in Chicago and I am daydreaming of my favorite summer activities. One of which is finding a nice spot outdoors for reading a good book. I already have a couple on my summer reading list and would love it if you helped me add to it with books from your list!

Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

I am so excited to dive into this book! I feel like everyday that goes by I am missing out on some pearls of wisdom. I have a feeling I will be reading this along with some of you.


Born Again Vintage by Bridgett Artise + Jen Karetnick

My mother-in-law gave me this book for my birthday and I am hoping to tackle at least one of the projects in here this summer. They are very ambitious but very cool!


Murder On The Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn

Here is my guilty pleasure! I discovered this mystery series while visiting my mom last spring and was so taken by the cover art that I wrote about it here. I have found that reading about solving mysteries in 1920’s England is a perfect way to unwind.


Please share your picks in the comments! Also, any e-books or e-courses too. Now, I know some of you are going into winter so I would love it if you shared the books you are ready to curl up with under a blanket. Happy reading!


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