I know I don’t always open up and share with you guys about what I do in my spare time. It’s because in my spare time, I’m usually off social media and just doing what I love including biking, seeing my Jacopo, and hanging with family and friends. But sometimes a girl needs to get her reading in, am I right?! Reading helps me de-stress from the world and calms me after a long day. I wanted to share with you guys some books that should be on your summer reading list. These include quick, summer reads that you all can read on a plane ride, by the pool, or on the beach.1. Milk and Honey by Rumi Kaur: If you haven’t read this, you need to! This is the first book of short poems by Kaur and her best work. Her second book is The Sun and Her Flowers and also a best seller.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: I find this book gives great leadership tips, professional help, and more. I highly recommend this one!
3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: Even though this is a classic, it completely applies to today’s world. Since this book is now an HBO movie, I thought you should read it to better understand the film adaption. Plus it’s pretty crazy how technology and a lack of books can turn the world into a bleak dystopian.
4. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay: Roxanne Gay defines what it means to be a feminist even if you mess up sometimes (and we all do). If you’re like me where you need a little humor in this political climate, this is the book for you!
5. Just Sit by Sukey Novogratz: Life is hectic for everyone and sometimes you just need to learn to meditate (or at least I know I do!). If you’re trying to figure out how to stay calm in your crazy life, try reading this for a little help.6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson: I read this book last summer. This book approaches positivity in a new light, by not giving a f*ck. It really brings to light what is important in life and what to not care about.
7. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero: I always bring a book or two on my long flights especially to Europe and I picked up this book at the airport before my flight to Paris last year and found it an easy read although I haven’t finished it. It’s a self motivational book, uplifting, and positive. Plus, it’s easy to read.
8. Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: A fictitious book that’ll get you hooked, which happened to me! I fell in love with the quirkiness of the main character and her chance encounter with a stranger that leads to her mending her damaged heart.
9. The Pisces by Melissa Broder: A woman who falls for a merman. Isn’t that dreamy? Well, now a book came out that’s not for little girls, but for adults and I am going to read this ASAP.
10. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon: A Jamaican girl close to being deported falls for a stranger in a New York City street. If you remember Charles Melton from my Aimee on a Budget video, he will be in the film adaption of this novel.
Which book is on your reading list?