I didn't have summer reading lists growing up. I was a homeschooled kid who loved reading and summer reading lists involved going to the library and checking out a lot of books to read between trips outdoors to play, popsicles, and chasing down fireflies in the backyard.
Now that I'm an adult, I still don't really have a summer reading list, but I love to look at ones online and in magazines. It's a fun way to find new things to read, and I've found a few favorite reads through these lists in the past.
Since we're a quarter of the way through August, I thought it might be fun to share what's on my "to read" list this summer (or what I like to read every summer). I know in some parts of the country school is already back in session, which always seems to say "fall" to me, but here? School's still out (for now), and summer is still flying by.
My Summer Reading List:
- The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy, by Anne McCaffrey. These three books (Dragonflight, Dragonquest, The White Dragon) have long been on my list of favorites, especially in the summer. The world is well-developed, the characters are multi-dimensional, and it's a good, quick, summery read.
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. I read this last year and couldn't stop laughing. If you're looking for a fun collection of autobiographical essays to make you laugh, this is your book.
- The Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Kingston. It's got a hefty title but it's a good book to read - married or not. I like how it looks at the wedding industry and our current ideals around being a wife without being overwhelming.
- #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. This one is on my "to read" list. I've requested it from the library because so many women are saying so many good things about this book as a solid, empowering book for any entrepreneur.
- When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins. This is another long-titled book but it's good. I just recently started it and am looking forward to digging into this book more over the weekend, to read a different perspective on female economics live over the past fifty years.
It's only a few books, but I thought I would offer up a sample of what I'm reading or planning to read this summer. I mean, what is summer for if not lounging in the sun with a good book?