It’s summer time! Therefore it is time for me to show the internet how nerdy I really am. I love reading in the summer because it’s the time of the year where I don’t have assigned reading. I particularly love sappy love books for some reason. I have no idea why, but sappy love books always seem to pull me in. This summer I wanted to go a little different path and throw some autobiographies in the mix. Featured below are the books I plan on tackling on ferry rides, the beach, tanning by the pool, and just on random nights.
I’m starting my summer reading with Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I actually started reading this on the ferry ride to Long Island. I had a hard decision of reading book or Seriously… I’m kidding first. Anyway, I started watching Parks and Rec this school year and I think it’s the funniest show ever. Seriously, the first two episodes I was crying because I was laughing so hard. If you like to laugh like a crazy person start watching Parks and Rec. I’m about a hundred pages into Yes Please and I can honestly say it’s as funny as Parks and Rec. Amy babbles about random things about her life and how she became who she is today. She has these random pictures of her dressed up in weird costumes. It’s amusing. She even quoted Coco Canel, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” May not be true but I laughed awkwardly to myself on the ferry. I took some super rad pictures on the ferry if you want to check them out on my Sunday Snapshot of the week.
It honestly was a hard pick between which book to read first. But I’m incredibly excited to read Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres. I love her talk show and I love everything she is. Even the back of this book is incredibly funny. She is literally just complementing the reader saying things such as “That is a beautiful blouse you’re wearing. It goes so nicely with this book” and “You know what I love most about you? That we get each other. And also your eyes.” For some reason this little quirky back made me smile like a weirdo. You go, Ellen.
When I’m not reading mushy love stories, I love nutritional books. For some reason the diet industry fascinates me to no end. I mean they’re a multibillion industry. This is a little bit of a twist of my obsession with nutritional books. Dietland by Sarai Walker is fictional book about a girl, Plum, who tries to become beautiful through losing weight. This book takes on the beauty industry, gender equality, and our weight-loss obsession. This should be a very interesting book to say the least.
Oh, look, another autobiography. I’m very excited to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. Mindy Kaling is another person I would love to have the privilege to meet. If I were to go out to eat with three famous people it would probably be her, Ellen, and Amy. Not sure if you could tell that by my book selection, ha. When searching Amazon for summer reading, I found myself reading almost the first 50 pages on the “look inside” option. So clearly I needed to get this book. The first page already draws you in so if you’re looking for yet another funny autobiography you should get the trifecta of Mindy, Ellen, and Amy.
Yippee not another autobiography. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund is about a junior in college who becomes a part of Rose & Grave, the most powerful secret society in the country. I thought this would be a good, easy summer read. The reviews on amazon really love this book so I thought I’d give it a try.
Last but not least, my father’s choice. Since I took my William Shakespeare class last semester, I started to find Shakespeare a very interesting person. Let me just note that I hated Shakespeare in high school. Anyway, this book is about a man, Peter Fallon, who finds a Shakespearean play hidden in the halls of Harvard University. I typically do not like third person narratives, but I think this book will be very interesting because of my new found love of William Shakespeare.
Thats the start of my summer reading! Think you’ll read any of these books? If not what is on your summer reading list?