Good Reads for Summer

by - 12:15:00 PM

Whenever I want to get inspired, I either organize my closet or read a book. During summer, nothing sounds better than having a relaxing beach day and a good read. I'm not sure if it's because during this time of the year I have more time to spare, or what the reason is, but summertime is when I enjoy reading the most. So keeping this in mind, I've saved a few good choices to dig in for when the season arrives, which already has. And in the hopes of spreading my share of inspiration, I thought I'd tell you about the books that are on my radar for these next months, all very season-and-age-appropriate if you ask me...

1. French Women Don't Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano. 

Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox” – how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy. A life of wine, bread, and even chocolate, without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?

2. F*ck! I'm in My Twenties, by Emma Koenig.

From Koenig's hit Tumblr blog of the same name, F*ck! I'm in My Twenties perfectly captures the new generation currently testing the waters of post-college reality. Including the best of her beloved blog, plus over 50% new material, this is a perfect humor impulse buy for anyone who has a love-hate relationship with their twenties.

3. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.

Written with charm and wit, The Happiness Project is illuminating yet entertaining, thought-provoking yet compulsively readable. Gretchen Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project.

4. Ladies' Night, by Mary Kay Andrews.

Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' NightHeartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.  Mary Kay Andrews' novel will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on.

5. Girls in White Dresses, by Jennifer Close.

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers, perfect for a girl in her 20's. (I've heard Jennifer Close's new novel, "The Smart One" is another great choice for summer reading.)

Between workdays, beach weekends, and indulging in summer essentials, I truly hope to find the time to read all the books on my list. 

Happy reading!

Credit: Good Reads.
Image: The Green Dandelion.

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