Now that summer is officially upon us, it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and take advantage of the longer days. Whether that means you’re out of school for the summer or you’ll be taking a vacation from work, now is the time to relax and refresh – truly embrace the season.
A great way to unwind is to unplug. Turn off the cell phones and lap tops, turn on your email away-messages and grab a good book. Below are some of the books I’m excited to read this summer and a couple I’ll be reading again (because they’re just that good).
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by Shonda Rhimes
To say that I’m obsessed with Shonda Rhimes is an understatement. I have never been more excited about diving into a book quite like I am with this one. The positive message is sure to empower and give my life the boost it needs.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed
This book is a goldmine of sage advice, absolute hilarity and sobering reality. It’s a collection of advice columns written by “Sugar”, who (spoiler alert) turns out to be Cheryl Strayed. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll learn a whole lot in the process.
by Adair Lara
For those creatives out there, this one is for you. My fellow writers will enjoy the journey of shedding inhibitions as we learn the process of becoming vulnerable. This one is about crafting the personal essay or memoir. It’s packed full of how-to’s, advice and lessons learned from seasoned pros.
by Don Miguel Ruiz
This is a personal favorite of mine that I try to re-read every so often. The four basic principles are to be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. It’s good to take some time out and allow ourselves to be reminded of what’s important.
by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler is a hilarious writer and has a way of conveying deeply meaningful things in an incredibly relatable way. The message and life lessons shared in this book are truly empowering. This is a great read for your next trip to the beach.
This is what I’ll be reading this summer. I hope you found one you like or were inspired to find something similar. Let me know what you’re reading!