In my life, there have been two great loves: kids and words. And yet, somehow along the way of raising those kids, my love for reading got pushed aside, something to be picked up at some far-off future point when I had time.
That is, until this year. I realized that for all the time I spend scrolling social media, I could be reading a book. I started picking up books to read at night before bed and downloading audiobooks to listen to while I played with the kids outside. (Did you know you can get free audiobooks on library apps? Mind blown!)
Along the way I’ve rediscovered why I love reading so much: it really gives us a chance to get away from our own lives for a minute (which, let’s be honest, social media has never been good at doing). Whether you’re looking for a captivating read to keep you awake through late-night nursing sessions or a simple story to keep you entertained between chasing children, we’ve got you covered.
So if you’re looking to join me in soaking up the last bits of summer, here are the books on my list, along with a few favorites for summer reads for moms recommended by Team Truly Mama.
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