I’m an avid book reader. I might not have been the best at it lately with all the work I have going on, but I promise I am.
My parents have always transfused that eternal thirst for books in me. My father even has an actual library at our place. And my mother says, one of the reasons she fell in love with him was because he was always carrying a pocket-sized book.
How beautiful is that?
So, every year, when the season turns, I gather a few books I definitely want to tackle, stack them, and carry them with me everywhere I go. Especially on those long beach days, I love curling beneath the shade, putting my sunglasses on, and reading an entire afternoon’s worth of novels – but only when I’m not playing volleyball or swimming in the ocean.
Given that, that’s on my summer to-do list, here are my ultimate book list for this summer (in no particular order – and feel free to reserve them for fall or next summer!):
This is what I’m reading right now. The story of Twitter written by Nick Bilton, a British-American journalist known for contributing to Vanity Fair. Hatching Twitter is a the story of Twitter and how it came to be. So far it’s been pretty interesting to know that one of the founders also founded Blogger!
Written by Patti Smith. This book, I borrowed from a friend and sounds very promising. She told me it’s one of her favorite books, so I can’t wait to finish the one I’m reading now and start on this one ASAP. It’s supposed to be a never-before-seen glimpse of the writers relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in the late 60’s and 70’s. Oh Old New York!
The book that led Leo DiCaprio to win the Oscar for best actor is on my to-read list. I still haven’t watched the movie because I heard the book is oh so much better. So exciting. No spoilers in the comments please (winky face).
1984 is a classic! Written by George Orwell in 1948, this book talks about the future and predicts how things are going to be 36 years later. It’s a timeless piece of literature that still focuses on a lot of problems we are facing in today’s modern society. Which makes it all that more of a must-read.
Finally, to kick things down a notch, I want to read Bloom. Estée LaLonde’s book about navigating life and style. She’s a pretty famous blogger and YouTuber that I’ve been following for a few years now – probably since moving to New York. Her witty personality and perfect aesthetic sense are a source of grand inspiration.
What’s on your reading list this summer?