2016 Summer Reading

This past weekend was probably one of my favorite this summer thus far. Mainly because I FINALLY got to lay by my pool and READ! It was so peaceful and completely relaxing.

Traveling last semester really brought back my joy for reading. Back in middle school, I would go to the library over the weekend and take home a stack of books and read through it all. Once the craziness of high school began, I only really had time to read when it was something for a class. Then began college, when any hope of reading pretty much dropped entirely. However long train rides and airport delays have a way of motivating you…and here we are.

That being said, let’s get to some of my favorite books I’ve read so far this summer!

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ok so I’m partly lying here because I actually read this back in March. But seriously, this book is amazing. I have yet to see the movie (that my boyfriend James Franco is in like yeah ok) however I conveniently started reading this while seeing Rome for the first time! This one is for a moment if you feel like you’re at a slow point in your life OR if you’re throwing yourself into a new experience and are trying to navigate your way through.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

If you know me personally, I’ve probably mentioned this book to you. I just finished it and am so bummed that it is over! This book is essentially a commentary on what will happen to our society as technology/social media takes over. It’s scary how much I could see some of this stuff happening. Also read it now before the MOVIE of this book comes out, Emma Watson plays the main character!

Room by Emma Donoghue

Once again I am out of the loop and have not watched the movie yet for this book. It’s a long book but a quick read. The way it is written is extremely thought provoking and makes me wonder how the movie will compare. A compelling concept that will take over your interest for several hours.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is officially one of my favorite women in the entertainment industry after reading this book. I’ll give you a heads up though, that the overall concept is a bit all over the place. However, the commentary she provides on her life and making it in the business is funny and motivating! This book reads in her voice and is very entertaining.

Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

I originally read this book not too long after graduating high school. After finishing a few other books on my list, I brought this with me outside looking for some creative inspiration. And does this one DELIVER. It was especially fun seeing how much this book had changed me and my perspective 2 years ago without me knowing. I was able to relate more than ever but still take away much more. It’s very quick and short but leaves you thinking.

What have you been reading this summer?


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