Memorial Day weekend officially signifies the start of summer, and hopefully some downtime for each of us. I always have this vision of relaxing pool side with a cocktail and great, which is pretty funny with a seven year old and three year old in tow. Still, it’s possible, and to get in the summer spirit, here is a pretty awesome list of the 35 best books to read this summer 2017. Grab one for the beach, the next rainy day or your next vacation.
Reading for me has admittedly taken a backseat but I’m eager to re-prioritize it… I love reading, and it’s something I want to better demonstrate to my kiddos too (instead of grabbing for the phone or remote!). Check out this list of the best books to read this summer, a mix of dynamic new releases, popular ones from recent years and a few notable inspirational reads, too.
BEST NEWER BEST READS
Rich People Problems (out May 23, 2017)
The Impossible Fortress (a fun read set in the ’80s)
Lilac Girls (topping my list)
Swear on this Life (top on my list; a great beach read)
NON-FICTION/ INSPIRATIONAL / SELF HELP
This is Just my Face: Try Not to Stare (Gabourey Sidibe)
Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes); I read and loved, loved this!
Scrappy Little Nobody (Anna Kendrick)
Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the world (on my list)
Why Not Me? (Mindy Kaling)
Live Fast Die Hot (Jenny Mollen)
IF YOU HAVEN’T PICKED UP A BOOK RECENTLY, HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
I’m committed to reading from this list first; I’ve had SO many of these in my “notes” section of my phone for ages).
Dancing on Broken Glass (top pick)
Still Alice (top pick)
A Man Called Ove (top pick)
Crazy Rich Asians (top pick)
Everything I Never Told You (top pick)
And, in full disclosure, as you’re probably wondering how a girl who hasn’t read much lately, compiled this… I turned to Facebook, and am grateful for the many friends who clearly love a great read. Many of these were mentioned over and over, plus a few others that I’ve either read, or have wanted to read for years. Pin the image above to bookmark this post for future reference.