The rain in Spain and the moon in June. Why does everybody get married in the month of June? I don’t know. I got married in November (‘cuz Nashville is HOT in June and I didn’t want to be a schwetty bride). That said, it is June, so I thought I’d offer you some fun wedding reads to kick off your Summer Reading. You’ve registered for Summer Reading right? If not, sign up on our website then jump in. No cold feet here.
After overhearing a hallway tryst between the bride and not her groom, Solange can’t help but stop a doomed wedding. The groom, Dean, is kinda ok with it because the marriage was actually just one of convenience and marrying someone who is in love with someone else is not convenient at all. Then when he needs a new girlfriend for a work function, who else should pop into his mind but the girl who saved him. I enjoyed this one. It was a new spin on an old story. I’m super glad no one interrupted my wedding, but had fun reading about this one. This is a follow up to Sosa’s popular The Worst Best Man, which I actually read after this one. The good news is that a) you don’t have to read these in order and b) you get two good stories from the same good author.
I enjoyed reading this one, but if it had been my wedding, I would have been freaking out. Meddy Chan, bride-to-be, can’t believe her mother and aunts found her the perfect wedding vendors. It seems too good to be true until the eve of her wedding when she finds out that they are mafia and looking to use her wedding as a cover to, in their words, “take someone out.” Hijinks ensue, and if this had happened at my wedding someone would have gotten punched. I’m not big into murder mysteries, but this was funny enough that it held my attention. Also, if I could get a purple fascinator with a komodo dragon on it, like the aunts, that would be cool. This is the second book in the Dial A for Aunties series. You probably should read the other one first (it’s called Dial A for Aunties) to get the whole story, but both are worth your time.
I loved this one. It’s about two of my favorite book stories - wedding and music. Zuri’s older sister is getting married in a huge, traditional Indian wedding. The only problem is that she has a music contest the same night. And since her top choice school (Julliard natch) turned her down, this is her last chance. If she doesn’t win and get this scholarship, she’ll have to go to college and study law like her parents want. This story was captivating and now I totally want to go to a big Indian wedding. I mean, the bridesmaids stole the groom’s shoes and sat on his car for money. Why didn’t I do that? So many fun events. So much color. And glitter. I had a lot of color and glitter at my wedding too, but nothing like this. Excellent read. This is technically a young adult book, but it is well worth the time.
So those are my picks for lovely June weddings. If you don’t “read”, check out the movies below that might rock your wedding boat as well.
Happy tying the knot…