Lazy summer afternoons are the perfect time to catch up on the stack of books crowding your nightstand. There’s no better way to take in the sights and sounds of a warm day in the park than with a glass of rose and a new book (or an old favorite!) So what’s on my reading list this summer? A mix of a little bit of everything. The suspenseful thrillers that seem to be dominating book clubs and beach chairs these days just don’t do it for me, but I’ve got some humor, a little bit of motivation and self improvement, a oft forgotten classic, and a page turning memoir.
Aziz Ansari Modern Romance I can’t wait to be the girl sitting alone, laughing out loud to herself, and garnering stares from those around me while I dive into this commentary on dating today.
Aliza Licht Leave Your Mark I’m about to start a new job that’s entirely focused on online work, but I’m also always looking for inspiration in working a bit harder on the blog and social media, so this should be a double whammy for me.
Kristin Newman What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir While I’m only halfway through, this book is the kind of memoir that begs for just one more page as you try to put it down each evening. Plus, it will make even the most stubborn homebodies long for an adventure.
Gretchen Rubin Better Than Before: Mastering the Habit of Our Everyday Lives I loved the relatable, easy tone of The Happiness Project, so I’ve been trying to find the time to read Gretchen Rubin’s second book. Lord knows I love a good self improvement book and this one fits the bill.
C.W. Gortner Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel It’s good to have one fabulous, and slightly tragic, book in the mix, and my mom picked this one up for me for my birthday. I have a feeling it will be along the lines of Z or The Paris Wife, perfect for an indulgent beach read.
Ernest Hemingway A Moveable Feast I always like to have a classic title in my reading list, and this summer I chose this memoir of Hemingway’s time in France because there’s nothing more intriguing to read than a glimpse into the mind of a writer.
What’s on your summer reading list? Any titles I should definitely check out?