By Stephanie Design

8 Books I Want to Read This Summer

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I can get carried away at Barnes and Noble and even if I have no intention of lurking around long, I always seem to leave with a couple new titles to add to my reading list. I'll read anything from tear-jerking memoirs to a book about career advice and self-improvement and everything in between. 

When I can spare time for some pleasure reading, I definitely look forward to sailing though a good book! In the spirit of leisure I've rounded up a modestly good arsenal of reads for the summer. Enjoy!

books to read summer 2016 - by stephanie design

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From the author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert explores the creative process and the role perfectionism plays in putting our work forward, and how that can be a detrimental force in sharing our talents and hold us back as creatives. 

 

2. The Nest by Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney

The story of four dysfunctional siblings living in New York City that Amy Poehler calls "intoxicating"...yes please. 

3. Rising Strong by Brené Brown

This book is all about getting up after a fall and learning to be stronger and better your next go around - what's not to love? 

In an honest, plain-spoken style, this book is intended to help you let go of self-sabatoging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want. A mix of entertainment and self-help is a can't miss if you ask me.  

Think of this book as a reinvention of Jane Austen with a magazine writer, yoga instructor, and a reality tv show. A great addition to any beach read arsenal, I think! 

6. What She Knew: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan

An enticing whodunit, this one is told from alternating perspectives of a missing boy's mother and the detective on the case to keep you guessing at every turn. 

7. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

A tear-jerker by a soon-to-be neurosurgeon diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at age 36, this memoir is sure to be thought-provoking. 

8. The Vacationers: A Novel by Emma Straub

Equal parts dramatic, relatable, and romantic - this beach (or, er, anytime) read captures the story of a slightly dysfunctional New York family on a two-week vacation in Spain. 

 


Have you read any of these? What are you reading currently?