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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?