What to Read This Summer

4 Books to Read Each Month of Summer

By Abigail LoManto

 

In a little over a month, the spring semester will be over. I don’t know about you, but this year went by pretty fast. This summer, no matter if you’re in the Caribbean or on your lunch break from work, pick up a good book!

 

Here are 4 books to read when you finally have time for yourself this summer:

 

May:

  1. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

In this quick-read, the author tests out advice from pop culture, science, and religion on how to truly find happiness. If you are searching for your own kind of happiness, or are into self-care, pick this book up on your way to the beach.

 

June:

  1. Educated - Tara Westover

This book tells the story of a teenage girl with a tumultuous past who gets the opportunity to go to school for the first time at the age of 17. She learns things about society and the history of our world that she never knew to have existed before. This book is truly unique and worth the read.

 

July:

  1. Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann

This story takes place in NYC in the 1970s. It weaves together the lives of people from so many different walks of life who all witnessed a man’s tightrope walk between the Twin Towers one summer day. It paints an interestingly different picture of the NYC we know today and manages to captivate you with surprisingly intimate looks at each character’s life.

 

August:

  1. The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks

A classic and sappy romance novel is just about the definition of the perfect summer book. The love story surrounds a bull-rider and a college student who each have a few secrets. Tied in, there’s the story of an old man who had been in a devastating accident. The ending of this book is the best part, and quite the twist.

 

Take advantage of the extra time you might have this summer to read one of these books, and check out Audible, Amazon, and even your local library to save some money when getting them!