I have been on a major reading kick lately. Like “checking-out-3-books-a-week-from-the-library” kick. It’s fantastic. Not having a full time job really has its perks sometimes hahaha. But let’s get to it. Here are some of my favorites from this summer:
- The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan This is a collection of essays written by Marina before her untimely death in a car crash following her college graduation. She has an incredible sense of writing that you don’t want to miss.
- Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht This is a fantastic read for anyone in the field of Advertising, Public Relations, or just any millennial trying to get a job these days. (*slowly raises both hands*) She gives tangible advice on how to break into the job world and excites you to do it as well. Definitely a must read for all those #GirlBosses out there.
- Something Blue by Emily Giffin I love Emily Giffin. And unless you’re living under a rock, I think you know a lot of others do too. They are always the perfect beach read and I FLY through them, wanting more every time. She’s like the book version of Peanut Butter M&M’s, you can’t just have one, you want them all.
- Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin Another fantastic book by Ms. Giffin. Every book she writes just feels like I’m chatting with a friend. She’s got the whole romantic comedy of books thing down pat.
- Who to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest More of a coffee table book, but those are my favorite, and I still read them like actual books. The French are always so chic and have an easy elegance about them and reading from the perspective of 4 French woman as they try to pinpoint their style, tips, and mannerisms makes you want to hop on a plane and go to Paris right then and there.
- Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist Not even halfway through it and already know it’s a favorite. This is a collection of short stories that celebrate the little moments in life. And the fact that she moves from Chicago to Grand Rapids makes it even better! If you need a pick me up, definitely pick up this book.
- Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist Shauna may be another Emily Giffin for me. haha I’m going to be honest I haven’t read the book yet, but I bought it so it’s happening soon! This book is all about how changes can be both good and bad and I’m in a state of MAJOR change in my life right now, so I’m really excited to start reading this.
- Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst My girl Lysa. This past fall some of my best friends and I started a bible study at school and our first series was with Lysa’s book, The Best Yes. It literally changed my life. Go get it right now if you haven’t read it. But when she announced that she was releasing another book, I knew I had to get it. It’s all about feeling left out, lonely, and less than. Something that I think everyone struggles with, probably more than we would like to admit. I know I do. So excited to see the truths that she reveals to me with this book!
- Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg A great book to read right after you graduate college, or even better, BEFORE! Definitely geared towards women, this book will make you feel empowered, demanding more in your workplace, and wanting to move mountains.
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