I love reading, I’m reading a new book almost every week. I try my best to switch out between new books and the classics, because I haven’t read many of the classics. Check out my updated reading list on the sidebar of home page. I update it with new books I’m reading, as well as ones I’ve just finished. With that, here are 20 books I recommend reading this summer.
Summer Reading List
A beautifully written journey through the mind and work of Geochemist and Geobiologist Hope Jahren. Jahren weaves her way through a story of her life with brief descriptive chapters discussing the minor fragments of plant life and other natural phenomena that make up our beautiful world.
A mother and her two children flee to Alaska, rent an RV and drive themselves through the beautiful wilderness questioning life, purpose and the bigger picture.
Everything is never as perfect as it seems. Including this perfect couple and their perfect life. A psychological thriller that’ll keep you reading until the very end.
You know the history, but have you ever actually read their journals? It takes you back to get a full frontal picture of what life was like forging the new frontier. A perfect summer read to fuel the next adventure
Even if you have no desire to be a buddhist, the journey and lessons they women have to offer are boundless. The book leaves you feeling inspired and hopeful.
A love triangle that takes place within the confines of a high end restaurant in NYC. Tess has just moved to New York with no aspirations and gets sucked into life as a backwaitress.
A story that looks a lot like that of the cult Manson Family, but instead focuses on one girl who wasn’t really apart of the group, but came around sometimes. An interesting take on an over told story.
Essays and stories by a girl who’s life was taken too soon. Marina was on her way to graduate from Yale with many opportunities ahead of her. She died tragically shortly after graduation, but her stories were beautifully crafted thoughts on the things we go through
Poetry that brings up all of the emotions. Set in four different sections that deal with different pains and emotions, Kaur brings to light all of things we wish we could say through poetry.
If you haven’t read it before, you should read it now. A dystopian novel set in the future where big brother is always watching.
Two girls, same houses, two different times. What follows is how one girl discovers the past stories the girl who lived there before her. A twisty thriller that is sure to keep you reading until the very end.
Pure inspiration and creativity spills from this book. It’s a look inside of Gilbert’s head, as well as, a guidebook to harness and love your creations. And also to love yourself.
It’s about discovering what makes you happy instead of aspiring to be someone else.
A woman investigates the murders of her family that were pinned on her brother. Going through past and present, we can begin to put the pieces together, only to have a twisty end make your jaw drop.
Claire lost her sister twenty years ago and a missing girl on the news makes her look deeper into her disappearance. Once she begins to learn the truth, nothing remains the same.
Malala writes about her childhood in the Swat Valley under Taliban control. Her story is griping and tearful, but leaves you feeling proud and inspired. Malala is who we should all aspire to be.
A family under strain. A daughter will mental illness, a televised exorcism. All through the eyes of the youngest daughter. Was it real or fake?
Charlie and Matthew have been friends and cousins since their childhood, so when Matthew is having a little trouble, Charlie offers to have Matthew stay with them in their mountain house for the summer. As the days roll on, relationships crack and betrayal occurs. But who’s fault is it?