My Summer Reading List


I love to read. Recently I noticed that the numbers of books I am reading each month is decreasing as my toddler’s demands are increasing and blog work getting busier. I am ok with that because sometimes you have to let things go, but I am also still committed to making reading a part of my life. Today I’m sharing 6 books on my summer reading list!

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

For anyone who wonders why their house is sinking under toys and wants a life with their kids that is full of fun but in a calm and happy home then this book is for you. I feel more confident in how I treat my child. This book opened my eyes to so many things. Every parent should read it.

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids by Jessica Joelle Alexander

Love this book! I wish it was compulsory to read for all parents. A lot of things I expected and common sense things but explained well, backed up with facts and a really good insight into well being and good mental health through life.

Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-school Years: Pre School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock

Great little book for an introduction to Montessori principles. I like it because it’s old fashioned and gets children back to sensory learning.

Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves by Robin O’Bryant

Sometimes you just need some humor in your life. This book provides the comic-relief you didn’t know you needed. You will be able to relate to most of it, laugh at all of it, and maybe even see the not-so-serious side of your own parenting challenge.

Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes

This is just laugh out loud funny! It’s a collection of blogs and articles some of which have been previously published. They give the reader a great insight into the life of Marian Keyes and her thoughts on a whole variety of topics.There were times I was thinking ‘Yes! Me too!’ Her writing is just so funny and descriptive it’s like having a conversation with her. If I ever need a laugh I will dip into this again.

Country by Danielle Steel

I like all Danielle Steel’s books. This book I’m saving for beach time 🙂

What about you? What books are on your “to read” list? I would love to hear what you plan on reading?

L xoxo

  • Ayana


    I love a good book! I hope you’re able to get around to reading each of these, they all look so good!!

    • Leky83

      Thanks Ayana!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries


    I recently heard about The Danish Way of Parenting and how good it was. Definitely adding to my books to read list!

    • Leky83

      Thanks Corey!

  • Christina | From Under a Palm Tree


    These look great! I am more of a fantasy reader though – I just started Throne of Glass and I’m really excited about it. I’m also trying to finish Outlander!

    • Leky83

      I will have to look for Outlander. Thanks Christina!

  • Amy


    I’m always looking for new reads! I haven’t read a Danielle Steel book in forever – let me know if you like it 🙂
    I’m looking to start a book by Shauna Niequest and just finished another. Love my summer reading!

    • Leky83

      I’ve recently read Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequest, excellent book. Thanks Amy.

  • Lindsey


    I’d love to read all of these! Great advice ❤

    • Leky83

      Thank you!

  • Stefani


    I am not much of a reader but sometimes it is nice to just sit down with a good book and just go there and get your mind off of everything else Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Stefani!

  • Ashley


    I love these choices! I’m going to add these to my list to find at the library next time we go! Thanks for sharing!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Ashley!

  • Jessica K


    Okay, I’ll think I’ll just go buy all those books now! Thank you for sharing. I’m especially interested in the Danish way of parenting book. 🙂

    • Leky83

      Thank you Jessica!

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