Book Review: Summer's List | Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Review: Summer's List

One of the goals on my Summer Bucket List was to read three books, and I was very excited when given the chance to read and review Summer's List by Anita Higman.

A dying wish alters the course of a young woman's life.

Life hadn't been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness---caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother's bookstore---she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love . . . didn't turn out. She had the bookstore, she had her beloved granny, but she was missing something---or someone.

Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer's past. A childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?

This book could not have come at a better time for me.  While dealing with my less than impressive LSAT score's arrival, I realized that it was time to let go of my plan and embrace God's plan for me.  I think that's a very relevant theme throughout this book, and I found that to be very comforting.  God works in mysterious ways, and I'm confident this book found me right when I needed it.

This book is an easy read.  I started it on my lunch break one day, and I blinked and had finished four chapters.  It has happiness, and adventure, and some sadness, so if you're a softie like me, you'll want your tissues.  My biggest complaint about the book was the dialogue; it felt very Little House on the Prairie or Brady Bunch to me.  However, others may love it.  Just keep that in mind when purchasing the book :)

Overall, I enjoyed this book!  If I was going to give it a stars rating, I would give Summer's List a 3.5 out of 5.

If y'all have any questions about the book, I'll be glad to answer them!

Since I've finished this book, I'll be sharing the next book pick over on Instagram tonight :)



Disclaimer:  I received this book for free for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Definitely going to check this book out! Don't feel sad over your results, God definitely has better plans :)

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  2. I'm always looking for good books to read! Thanks for this recommendation.

  3. I love a good read before bed! This looks like such a cute book!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. This sounds like a good Saturday pool side or beach read! Plus I love the idea that she runs her grandmother's bookstore, too cute.

    Southern Belle Secrets

  5. It sounds like an interesting book, thanks for reading and reviewing it. As for your LSAT scores I can totally relate. I really thought I was going to be starting grad school this summer (I had even sent in my $300 non refundable deposit) and things just fell apart. I was SO devastated for a short time but I am beginning to believe postponing my master's degree was for the best. I think the timing was off for a lot of reasons and that doesn't mean I won't ever go.

  6. Ooh I love books that you can breeze through because of having such a great plot! And don't stress about the LSAT, I'm sure things will turn around :)

  7. Nothing is better than a summer good read. I'm going to have to check this book out.

    xoxo, Danielle

  8. I'll have to read it! I definitely get emotional when reading -- I'll definitely have to pull out the tissues!

    x Sarah

  9. Sounds like a pretty good book!
    I love reading so much and I may have to add this one to my list as well.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  10. This sounds like a great book! Once I'm done reading my current one, I'll have to pick it up!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  11. I love a good easy summer read - will definitely have to add this one to my list!

    Pick Your Beau

  12. Checking out this book now! Nothing better than an easy summer read to enjoy while basking in the sun!

    xo Ashley

  13. Oh, I totally don't see myself reading this! Thank you for the review. :)

    xo //

  14. Super strange because I actually know a Summer Snow. I went to school with a Chelsea Snow who's little sister is named Summer. This sounds like a great book and I might just have to add it to my list!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

  15. This sounds like a great read. And I 100% agree with you about letting go of your plans and embracing God's. Easier said than done, but well worth it. :)


  16. Good to know, I had this on my "Summer Reading List" (hahah back in high school again!) too, but I may drop it a little closer to the bottom. Thanks for sharing!

    Diary of a Debutante

  17. I totally love the theme you carried through your LSAT post, so I'm guessing I'd like this book, too!

    Coming Up Roses

  18. I love book suggestions from people I know (well I dont KNOW you but I feel like I know you.. is that weird?) because I gauge their personalities and what I know about them and how much I'd like the book. Adding this to my list!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  19. Looks like a great book! Maybe one day I'll get some time to read lol