Quite often, I’m asked for reading recommendations. Rather than give long-winded synopses and reviews of the books I’ve read or re-read this summer, I’ll just link to their respective Goodreads pages. Just for good measure, I’ll throw in a few of my own personal thoughts for each book.
NOTE: While writing this post, I realized that all but one of the books I read this summer were written by female authors!
So, here’s what I read this summer:
I read this cover-to-cover on a flight to Europe. It’s fast-paced and entertaining, so it’s the perfect travel/vacation book.
IN 3 WORDS: Royalty, Intrigue, Humor
One of my two favorite books of all time, this is the only re-read I did this summer.
IN 3 WORDS: Estates, Intellect, Piety
Dark Places | Gillian Flynn
As you know by now, I’m a Gone Girl freak but it somehow took me over two years to read another Gillian Flynn book. I regret waiting that long because this was a good one.
IN 3 WORDS: Dark, Farms, Crime
This book devoured me.
IN 3 WORDS: Hollywood, Tragedy, Feminism
This a great book to read while listening to classical music and eating little pastries in the bathtub, just saying.
IN 3 WORDS: Royalty, Austria, Opulence
Rich Roll is basically the coolest, so read this book and then subscribe to his podcast.
IN 3 WORDS: Running, Health, Inspiration
I really enjoyed the first half of this book but kind of lost interest toward the middle.
IN 3 WORDS: Hiking, Inspiration, Memoir
First of all, this is one of my very favorite book covers. I loved reading about the author’s farm and how her business is structured, but was bored by all the parts about her farmer husband. I’m sorry, I just can’t.
IN 3 WORDS: Farms, Agriculture, Inspiration
I finally got around to reading this. It was basically wonderful and I finished it within a few hours. If I could assemble my own dream group of celebrity friends, I’d be having mimosas with Taylor Swift, Ina Garten, Fredrik Eklund, Kate Middleton, Karlie Kloss, and Mindy Kaling. It would be an interesting time.
IN 3 WORDS: Hilarious, Sassy, Cute