Summer Reading List

With summer in full swing and the July 4th weekend just a couple days away I thought this would be the perfect time to share the list of books that I am currently reading and wanting to read this summer.


1. Gone Girl


If you haven't already read this one its a must. Even if you have re-read it before the movie comes out.

Overview: "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? "

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?



Mindy Kaling is like my favorite best girl friend, she is hilarious and completely relatable. If you are a fan of her work in the Office or on The Mindy Project then this is the book for you.

Overview: "Mindy Kaling might be the star of her own TV show and a respected comedian, actress, writer, and producer, but, if we are to believe her debut book, she is also a victim of chronic low self-esteem, not to mention shopping compulsions, insecurities with both sexes, and obsession with snack foods. With the help of this paperback and NOOK Book, you can master life-complicating topics including best friends, non-traumatic things that make you cry, why not to peak in high school, and why men put on shoes so slowly."

3. The Gold Finch



This book won a Pulitzer prize and has been highly talked about. This is the next book on my to read list!

Overview: "Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle."

4. The Night Circus



This is one of my all time favorite books. Its whimsical, fun and adventurous. Just what you need in a summer read!

Overview: "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance."


5. Beautiful Ruins

Another one on my future read list that has high marks from many.

Overview: "From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams."



What books are on your summer reading list? Share in the comments!!


* Overview and pictures from Barnes and Noble.
Summer Reading List

With summer in full swing and the July 4th weekend just a couple days away I thought this would be the perfect time to share the list of books that I am currently reading and wanting to read this summer.


1. Gone Girl


If you haven't already read this one its a must. Even if you have re-read it before the movie comes out.

Overview: "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? "

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?



Mindy Kaling is like my favorite best girl friend, she is hilarious and completely relatable. If you are a fan of her work in the Office or on The Mindy Project then this is the book for you.

Overview: "Mindy Kaling might be the star of her own TV show and a respected comedian, actress, writer, and producer, but, if we are to believe her debut book, she is also a victim of chronic low self-esteem, not to mention shopping compulsions, insecurities with both sexes, and obsession with snack foods. With the help of this paperback and NOOK Book, you can master life-complicating topics including best friends, non-traumatic things that make you cry, why not to peak in high school, and why men put on shoes so slowly."

3. The Gold Finch



This book won a Pulitzer prize and has been highly talked about. This is the next book on my to read list!

Overview: "Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle."

4. The Night Circus



This is one of my all time favorite books. Its whimsical, fun and adventurous. Just what you need in a summer read!

Overview: "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance."


5. Beautiful Ruins

Another one on my future read list that has high marks from many.

Overview: "From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams."



What books are on your summer reading list? Share in the comments!!


* Overview and pictures from Barnes and Noble.

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