Bring on the BBQ! Bring on the beaches! But most importantly, bring on the books! Warm weather is here, and with it comes summer reading season, which means you’re carrying in your tote bag multiple juicy reads instead of just your standard one at a time. The temperature is fine, and that means any pretty spot is fair game for a spontaneous sit ‘n’ read, and you have to be prepared. We’ve got your top 5 for this summer!
Grey: An alternative view from the other main character in Fifty Shades of Grey. In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Girl on the Train: Described as the next Gone Girl, this book is the perfect beach read with its thrilling, physiological story line that will keep you turning the page.
The Sunlit Night: Ever wonder what it’s like to live at the very top of the world where the sun never sets for a period of time? Rebecca Dinerstein did, and she wrote a novel about the experience. (Hint: It’s really, really pretty — and kinda bizarre, too.) Get swept away to remote Norway with Dinerstein’s lyrical prose about lovers Frances and Yasha. The sites are picturesque, the love is real, and anything can happen. You’ll just have to read about it to find out what actually does.
Barbara the Slut and Other People: Lauren Holmes wrote the book you always dreamed of writing (and, hey, maybe you still might — it’s a long summer). In her debut collection of short stories, Holmes uses her razor-sharp words and unforgiving lens to write about characters you’ll swear you’ve met before — and she breaks them wide open. Relationships, family, sex, existential Millennial angst: it’s all here, and it’s all so
#GIRLBOSS: If you haven’t already, this book is a MUST! At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. Now, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.