For some reason, summertime always seems to offer the biggest push for reading, probably due to extensive time spent at the beach/pool and other time in transit for summer getaways. I’ve been slacking off on reading lately, but there are so many awesome books out there that I’ve made a list of my top five reads this summer. If you’re looking for some summer reads to pick up, you might want to check these out too!
The One & Only
Emily Giffin is just about every girl’s favorite author (you probably know her best as the author of Something Borrowed), and her new book is out just in time for summer! The novel is about a girl who stays in her hometown and after a tragedy strikes, she begins to question her life and decides to make some changes, learning some unsettling truths about the people and things around her. The main theme here is following your heart, finding your passion and believing in something bigger than yourself. Love it!
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
This one might not have hit your radar. In fact, it only recently hit mine. Jenny Lawson shares some stories about the moments in life you want to erase and pretend never happened. Lawson is a blogger with a huge following, who will be speaking at the BlogHer conference in a few weeks! This will be a perfect plane read for my trip to Cali!
Someday, Someday Maybe
I received this book last week for my birthday and can’t wait to read it! Authored by Lauren Graham (mom on Gilmore Girls), this story is about keeping your head up and following your dreams, finding yourself, and best of all, living in NYC, even when things might not be playing out the way you hoped. Sounds like a book that a lot of us will be able to relate to!
Where’d You Go Bernadette
They say never judge a book by its cover, but this cover is pretty fabulous, and was what caught my attention in the first place! When a notoriously opinionated Bernadette disappears, her 15-year-old daughter goes hunting for her, compiling secret messages and documents, while a virtual assistant in India runs Bernadette’s basic errands. While the full story is unclear, it definitely sounds interesting!
I Don’t Know What You Know Me From
You’ve seen Judy Greer as the awesome best friend/sidekick in several romcoms and are about to see her on her new FX show, Married, in a few weeks time. This is another one of those celeb autobiography-type books, but judging from how much I love Greer in the roles I’ve seen her in, this book is going to be pretty hysterical!
What’s on your summer reading list?