Summer 2016 Reading List

summer book list

So today I spent a couple of hours in Barnes and Noble and A LOT of money (seriously when did books become so expensive?). And I got a few new books that I’m pretty excited to start reading. So I thought I would share the books that I hope to finish before I have to go back to school in the fall. I would love to make a goal to read a book a week like I did last summer, but I know that with a full time job and two online classes I would just be putting unneeded pressure on myself. So here’s my list of books I hope to read while I’m home! When I finish them, I’ll let you know what I think!

Mindy Kaling book

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

I LOVE Mindy Kaling (just about as much as I love Ellen Degeneres). She is absolutely hilarious. My sister gave me Kaling’s newest book for Christmas and I finished it so quickly.  I find humor books to be such an easy read and absolutely enjoyable. That’s why this will be one of my first reads for the summer.


Beautiful Day book

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

One of my (not so) guilty pleasures is reading books set at the beach while I’m on the beach. I’m not so sure how much I’ll be able to get to the beach so I might have to settle for my hammock, but it’ll have to do. Maybe I can transport myself to the beach through reading the book. I’ve enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Hilderbrand and I’m hoping this one is the same. Another perk of this book is that I found it in Barnes and Noble bargain section! I got it for almost 63% off the original price. This novel is about two families who came to Nantucket for a wedding. All the wedding plans are according to the plans of the bride’s late mother. Then of course, there’s some drama.


Arianna Huffington book

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

I’m a sucker for listening to the advice of powerful women. Someone as smart and successful as Arianna Huffington must have some advice worth taking. This book came after the cofounder of the Huffington post fell from exhaustion and busted her cheekbone. This book focuses not on how to make more money or move one more step up the promotional ladder, but instead it focuses on our well-being and soul.


Amy Poehler book

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

In addition to Mindy Kaling, another one of Hollywood’s celebrities I would love to become best friends with is Amy Poehler. She has proven herself to be one of the funniest stars on the planet through her years on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation. I’m very excited to see what Poehler has to say in book form. Plus, who doesn’t love a book with colored pictures!?


Ncholas Sparks book -the wedding

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

I never realized how many books Nicholas Sparks has actually written until my trip to the bookstore. Seriously. Of course we’ve all heard of the most popular ones (so basically the ones that have been turned into movies), but there are so many more you probably have never heard of. I’m so excited for this novel because it features Noah and Allie Calhoun from The Notebook! This novel is about their son-in-law and his quest to save his marriage using their inspiring memories.


Summerland book

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

Here’s another novel from Elin Hilderbrand that I’m going to read this summer. This novel is about the aftermath of a car crash that happens at a bonfire to celebrate Nantucket’s high school graduation.


Big Magic book

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book has been on my reading wishlist for a while now. The author of Eat, Pray, Love brings us another inspiring book. As a blogger, a book about creativity will surely benefit me, but I believe that this book will contain wisdom that can easily be applied to any college student’s life.


What books are you currently enjoying or planning to read this summer?

  • I LOVE Big Magic! I am about halfway through it now, and it is definitely a must-read for bloggers. The other books sound good too, thanks for sharing!

    • I’ve heard its a must have for all creatives! I’m hoping it gives me some wisdom I can apply to the rest of my life is well!

  • Loved The Wedding and really enjoyed Thrive! Big Magic is on my list for the summer too!

  • Amelie

    Mindy Kaling’s and Amy Poehler’s book have been on my TBR for a while! I hope I’ll get to read them during the summer! I was thinking about reading them in audiobook format.

    Amelie |