7.05.2017

2017 Summer Reading List

Guys, I totally forgot to post a summer reading list. I mean, I know it's only July 5th so it's not too late, but still, I can't believe it's taken me this long to post one. The 2015 and 2016 lists had some great books on it, so if you want a few more recommendations, don't forget to check those out!

The Leavers by Lisa Ko - When his undocumented mother goes missing, a young boy is eventually adopted by white professors and begins the process of assimilating into his new life. This debut novel is a stunning look at social injustice and issues faced by many in our society.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - Another fabulous novel by the queen herself. This book alternates from talking about before and after the night of a barbecue, until it ends with an actual recount of the night, following, of course, several twists, turns, and hidden connections.

He Said She Said by Erin Kelly - Another story that starts at the end and then goes back to fill in the details, this psychological thriller follows two eclipse chasers and an event they witnessed at an eclipse festival.

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger - The author of my all-time favorite book is back at it. This book tells the story of Charlotte, "Charlie", as she navigates her way through the world of elite tennis players. I don't particularly love tennis, but I really enjoyed this book.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - A historical fiction novel that introduces the first female spy network after Charlie's cousin mysteriously vanishes during WW2.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - This book is the perfect, easy beach read for summer. They're also coming out with a movie, so read this book and you'll be a step ahead of the game.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - This book follows a black teenage girl as she navigates through a life of private prep school, police brutality, and gun violence. This book is an amazing way to start a conversation about some pretty difficult current events.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel - I actually haven't read this book yet, but I've heard rave reviews. From what I understand, it involves a family secret that begins to spiral out of control.


So, this is my list. These are all great books and all deserve a spot in your beach bag this summer. As always, let me know if you have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


XOXO,


Samantha

ps. Bonus Book: The Gatsby Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I actually read this book for the first time this year and I absolutely loved it. I hadn't seen the movie or read any spoilers so it was definately a bit of a shock. If you haven't read this, I completely recommend it!


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