I love to read but like the rest of us have a really hard time fitting it into my schedule. Now that the summer months are right around the corner, meaning lots of time spent at the beach, I thought I would put together a small list of books to add to our summer reading lists:
SELF HELP: Miracles Now
I follow Gabrielle Bernstein's podcast and have become a very quick fan. She has quite the following and while I haven't read this book yet, I'm really looking forward to it as it has come at the perfect time in my life. The book is 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems—stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. You know - the stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis.
YOUNG ADULT: The Fault in Our Stars
This book has turned into one of this summer's most anticipated movies. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” - ahhhh.....I'm such a sap - can't wait for the movie. PS. Bring your tissues.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
BEACH READ: The Longest Ride
I love a good Nicholas Sparks book! They pull you in and leave you crying at the end - but it's something about that expected roller coaster ride that I'm obsessed with.
In The Longest Ride, Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on…
My favorite types of book to read are memoirs. I also love being caught up in the world of fiction and romance, but there's something about diving into someone else's true life story and struggles and how they overcome that I get lost in.
Wild is about a 22-year old woman name Cheryl Strayed and she, for the most part has lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
So tell me - what are some of your favorite books that you have read this year? And what books are in your queue? I love a good recommendation as my list remains a mile long!