With the “official” start of summer quickly approaching, I have been daydreaming of camping trips, nights under the stars, long hikes to glacial lakes, and relaxing outside reading in the shade. Truthfully, since the weather has started getting nicer I’ve been neglecting my ever growing reading list, but I am so ready to get back into it. Here’s what I’m tackling this summer:
- The Girls by Emma Cline. If you haven’t heard of this book, you just might be living under a rock. I’ve seen it posted on at least three celebrity Instagrams. It’s been compared to The Virgin Suicides and A Visit From the Goon Squad. Two books, I absolutely loved.
- The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. I bought a used copy of this ages ago, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Any book set in New York in the 1970s is sure to be one of my favorites.
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Because the movie was amazing and I cannot get enough historical non-fiction.
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. Because it’s Margaret Atwood, and I gotta get my classics in somewhere.
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I’m usually not a sci-fi person at all, but I’ve heard amazing things about this book, and my roommate happens to have a copy. In exchange, I’m going to make him read The Stand by Stephen King.
I love putting together a diverse list of good books to read over the summer. Bouncing between science fiction, non-fiction, and classics is a good way to ensure I don’t get too bored of any one subject.
I’d love to know what’s on your summer reading list or if you have any recommendations for me!