One of the best parts about summer is all of the extra time you seem to have. The days seem so much longer, giving you more time to get everything you need to get done accomplished and still give you extra “me” time. I always find that the best way to fill up that extra time is reading. Summer is the best time to get lost in great books because you have so many options! Not only are there tons of amazing new releases but the amazing weather lets you have the option of reading inside at home or enjoying the weather at a park or by the water or wherever!
I am am a huge reader. I love finding and exploring new books, meeting the new characters and falling in love with them. I love fiction and non fiction, novels and memoirs. I can re-read the same book a hundred different times and fall a little more in love with it every time I read those last words. This summer I’ve already gone through a large stack of books, these are the ones that I’ve loved the most, my top summer reads!
4- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I realize that this book came out in 2011 and I am a bit late to jump on the “I love Mindy Kaling” train, but she is amazing. She is hilariously sarcastic, honest and so obsessed with herself that she could make the most vain person feel humble. She is fabulous. She writes about her struggle to make it in Hollywood and all the hilarious steps she had to take to get where she is now. The book is filled with sarcastic insults for everyone around her and her views on all things important aka herself and mainly celebrities. Her book is just as hilarious as her show and I recommend them both to everyone!
3- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwam
In this outrageous funny novel you are introduced to three Extremely wealthy families all based in Singapore. You are given a glimpse into their lavish lifestyles of private jets, couture fashion, jewellery and mansions. Tragedy is struck when the families most eligible bachelor announces he will be visiting from his home in New York with a girlfriend. The families and everyone around them is on no mission to find out who this girl is and if she qualifies to their standard of living. But when nothing can be found on the girl, nothing that matches up to their high standard of living that is, the entire upper Singaporean society begins their mission to show this girl that she is not welcome in their world. This book is as lavish as it is hilarious. The lengths that these women go to to try and protect their legacy and wealth will make your jaw drop! As soon as you finish reading you will be googling the date for the release of the sequel!
2- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
One of this summers most talked about thrillers, this book will keep you guessing up until it’s last few pages. A small town in shaken up when one of its members is abducted, leaving no clues behind. Her husbands, the towns “golden boy”, quickly becomes the primary suspect. Soon all of his dirty secrets are exposed and he is forced to fight tooth and nail to prove his innocence. He is soon questioning everything he knows and everyone around him. He is unsure if he even knows who he is anymore. The book is filled with so many twists and surprises that putting it down can be difficult. It is the perfect summer thriller. The movie adaptation is being released in October starring Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris.
1- #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
“A #Girlboss is in charge if her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” The founder and CEO of NastyGal.com tells her story of how she went from couch surfing and dumpster diving to building up a multi-million dollar company with no debt and no investors in under seven years. She talks about how every woman needs to find their own path and follow their own dreams, whether others accept that or not. She is strong, independent, ballsy and overall a real BOSS. She speaks to you in a way that makes you want to jump up and start working on your own dreams. She in an inspiration to the woman of this generation. She doesn’t just write down a bunch if steps you should follow and then call it a day. She goes through all of her life experiences that helped shape who she is today and shows you how no matter where you’re from or where you are right now, making your dreams come true is a matter if taking your life in your own hands. Your dreams won’t work unless you do. A MUST read!