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Something that I really want to be better about this summer is reading. I spend all day in front of a screen, then come home and spend more time in front of a screen. I’m trying extremely hard to become a morning person, and one of the tricks I’ve read is to cut off electronics an hour before bedtime. What better way to spend that time than curled up with a book?
I haven’t made reading a priority as much as I should… so three of the books on this list are books that I already own. If I can make it through one of them, I’ll let myself order a new one! Haha. I started a Goodreads account to track my progress, so if you’re on Goodreads, let’s connect!
The Widow Cliquot • I love nonfiction, and I love learning about successful women. And who doesn’t love champagne?! This combines all three. It’s been sitting on my coffee table since my momma gave it to me as a Christmas gift, which is a shame since it’s rated highly on Amazon and seems like a really interesting read.
Eligible • I purchased this book because I loved Prep by Curtis Sittenfield. The characters in this story will have you in stitches – a sister obsessed with earning online Masters degrees, two other sisters obsessed with the latest diet and workout crazes, and an eligible reality TV star. I’ve read about half of this book, and I’ve enjoyed it very much so far.
The Cuckoo’s Calling • This is a crime novel, which isn’t something I usually read, but I don’t think you can really go wrong with a book by J. K. Rowling. I’ve had a really hard time getting into this book, but it is also highly rated on Amazon, so I’m hoping it will speed up soon.
Women Who Run with the Wolves • This book was written over 20 years ago, but I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately, probably because it was featured in Emma Watson’s book club. It talks about the place of “wild women” in history. I will probably read this book when I finish Eligible because they both have a focus on society’s pressures on women.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue • This seems like a fun, easy read! It was described by TheSkimm as Gossip Girl in the 1950’s, and rightfully so. It centers around New York high society and author Truman Capote, who pulls a Dan Humphrey and gets to know the socialites, only to expose them.
The Beautiful and the Damned • I love Fitzgerald, so I’m excited to read this book. It’s another book about New York high society, but this one is set during the Jazz Age. It follows the relationship of Anthony and Gloria, and all of the complexities that come with it.
What’s on your summer reading list? And what are your tips for finding time to read?