I think we can all agree: summer is the time for reading. Whether you’re heading to the pool, the beach, or just the couch with the window open and a warm breeze blowing through, you’ll need some of these essentials to make the most of your downtime.

Book Lover Essentials

Quote T-Shirt: I love the metaphor to life on this shirt, and the hand printed calligraphy that makes it truly unique! You’ll definitely see me curled up in this, book in hand, under my open window this summer.

Kate Spade Like a Book Thermal Mug: A reading session isn’t complete without a warm drink, and this mug could not be more perfect as a reading companion. I might need to get more than one.

Clothespin Clip Light: Have you ever seen a book light this adorable? I’m always sad I can’t keep reading under the stars after dark, but this adorable little light is going to solve that problem.

Library Card Socks: Take your love of books with you everywhere you go with these socks. I love these because they’re not too over the top and will match anything!

Flamingo Notebook: Of course, you need a cute notebook to write down any bright ideas you get while reading, or to doodle while you take a break. I had to get this flamingo one to match my peplum flamingo print suit.

What are some of your reading essentials? If you need a good book to accompany your new accessories, make sure you check out the Lime Ricki summer reading guide!

Nicole

Author: Nicole

Meet Nicole, one of the three sisters who own Lime Ricki. She is partial to gingham, the color yellow and wishes she had more time to travel the world with her darling daughters (three of them!) and her handsome husband. Nicole subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read and is a collector of cheap pens -- Pilot G2 Ultra Fine & Le Pen by Marvy Uchida are her current favorites.

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