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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Reading List

I know that summer isn't here yet, but it sure feels like it!  School is out, the weather is heating up, and I bought a bikini & denim cutoffs (am I having an identity crisis?) this weekend.  The thing I'm most excited about this summer is actually having time to do things I enjoy, after spending all of last summer studying for the LSAT and transitioning to a new job.  My goal is to do things that are fun and productive (aka not watch Gossip Girl start to finish for a third time), so I'm hoping to do more yoga, paint more, and read more.

Here are the books I hope to have finished by the time fall rolls around:

Summer Reading List 2016

What I Told my Daughter
I picked this up at the library on a whim, and I'm really excited to dig into it.  It's basically a book of advice from successful women to the next generation of women.  I'm excited to soak in some of the wisdom that this book provides!



Summer Reading List 2016

Eligible
I've loved Curtis Sittenfeld since I read Prep ten years ago, so when I saw that she had written another book, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.  The story follows Liz, who is from a family of five girls, ages ranging 23-38 and all unmarried, and their mother's desire to marry them off.  All hell breaks loose when the two oldest sisters temporarily move home to take care of their father after a heart attack at the same time that the star of Eligible (a fictional version of The Bachelor) moves to their town to work as a surgeon in the local hospital. It's a modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice set in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the absurdity of all of the situations are hilarious yet relatable.  I haven't been able to put this book down.


Summer Reading List 2016

Tales from the Back Row
In this book, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell shares an outsider's view into the fashion industry.  In my dream world, I would work in fashion, so I'm really interested in reading Amy's stories about meeting Anna Wintour and how she climbed the ladder in the industry.


Summer Reading List 2016

I would be lying if I said I didn't envy the fact that French women seem so effortlessly chic.  In this book, four French women share their "cool girl" secrets on style, beauty, culture, attitude, and men.  Reviewers have ripped it to pieces on Amazon, but I think it will be a fun read by the pool.


Summer Reading List 2016

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
I know I'm preaching to the choir when I say that I'm obsessed with social media.  I use it for blogging and for work, and I've even started doing some consulting on the side.  Despite feeling well versed in it, I still feel like there is so much to learn.  This book comes highly recommended by a social media consultant that I know, so I'm really excited to read it.


With all of that being said, I'm dying to know - What's on your summer reading list?



PS - A lot of y'all have been asking about the devotional that I've been snapping.  You can find it here and the workbook here!  It has rocked my world!


20 comments:

  1. These books sound great! I need to check them out!! Xoxo Alex
    The-fashion-brief.com

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  2. Definitely adding some of these to my list! What I Told My Daughter sounds great!

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  3. These all seem like great picks! I have so many books on my shelf that are waiting to be read, but the main ones I want to get to next are "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown, "My Sisters the Saints" by Colleen Carroll Campbell, and "Why Not Me?" by Mindy Kaling.

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  4. So many of these seem like wonderful summer reads! You're going to have a great summer of reading, I can already tell! I love reading books about the fashion industry and View from the Back Row sounds so good, adding it to my reading list asap!

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  5. I can't add one more book to my reading list until I have the ones I already have on my long list. I need more time to read!

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  6. That Parisian book is calling my name... As a self-professed Francophile, the mention of Paris sends my heart aflutter. XO

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  7. Tales from the Back Row and How to Be Parisian have been on my must read list for a while now but the others are completely new to me! You may have just inspired me to make my own summer reading list. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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  8. I've never heard of any of these books, but the one by Amy Odell and 'What I Told My Daughter' both caught my interest! I'll have to check them out.

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  9. I want to read Eligible. My friend really recommended it. Have you read Me Before You or What She Knew? Those were two recent reads I loved!

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  10. I just finished The Good Girl and have been looking for a new book to start. I'll be digging deeper into your suggestions today! Xoxo Mindy

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  11. I need to create a reading list myself. What great suggestions! xo

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  12. I really want to read How to Be Parisian. It looks so cute!

    Savannah from http://thealwaysblog.com

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  13. I'm currently reading "Sisterhood Everlasting" which is one of the books about the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants girls and it's really, really good. Several of my co-workers recommended The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book series so I'm going to try those next time I think!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  14. I am so happy I read this post because I've been looking for some fun books to read this summer! LOVE! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Wow. All of these look good, but I love that first one the most. I think I might look into getting it!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  16. these books all look amazing. I seriously need to start reading more, haah! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  17. I loved How to Be Parisian. It definitely made me want to go back to Paris! This is a great list. I have several books I need to finish before I add anymore to my list.

    Marshall | http://classicallyundone.com/

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  18. So many great picks to choose from!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  19. Oooh now I really want to read Eligible! Thanks girl!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been looking for a new book to read, and I now I have a bunch to add to my list! Thanks for the recommendations :)

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