I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a big reader through the many book blogs I’ve posted over the years. I mostly read as I’m on public transportation, and I have been working my way through the books on my shelf, one commute at a time. I have been trying to read all of the books I already own before I start buying more in an effort to get rid of what I don’t like and refill with new books. Over this summer, I’m looking forward to sitting down with a good book at the beach and en route to a couple of trips. One of my goals for the year is to read more non-fiction, but I need to mix them in with some fiction to keep things interesting. I’m looking forward to each of the books on my summer reading list and can’t wait to dig into them! Here they are:
- “All Over the Place” by Geraldine DeRuiter: I am so dang excited to read this book. I am a big fan of Geraldine’s blog, The Everywhereist, and I know that this blog will have me laughing in a publicly embarrassing way. I love the way she writes. She has a way of making even the most mundane events seem hilarious.
- “World War Z” by Max Brooks: This book has been sitting on my shelf unread for at least five years. I’ve seen the movie and now that there’s a sequel in the works, I figure it’s about time I finally read this popular horror novel. I’m a big fan of the genre, so I’m excited to try out a new author!
- “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero: I’ve heard so many great things about this book that I finally just ordered it from Amazon. I know I’m a little behind the curve on this one, but I can’t wait to read it and take in all of the life lessons it has to offer. A little encouragement and advice is always a good thing.
- “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote: Recently, I read “The Lost Continent” and in it he visits Holcomb, Kansas where the murders of In Cold Blood take place. This tidbit in Bill Bryson’s book plus seeing the movie Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman made me want to pick up this classic thriller immediately.
- “South and West” by Joan Didion: I have read the majority of Ms. Didion’s work, so when her new book came out earlier this year I bought it right away. I am a huge fan of her writing, and will happily read and reread any of her books. This one in particular shows off her writing process, which, as a writer, I am very excited to read.
- “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins: Last year, I read “The Girl on the Train” almost in one sitting on the plane to Iceland. It kept me on the edge of my seat and the ending completely took me by surprise. I won’t spoil anything, but Ms. Hawkins previous book was great and I can’t wait to check out her next novel.
What’s on your summer reading list? What books do you recommend?