Wednesday, May 20, 2015


summer reading list when we are all tanning by the pool this summer with a margarita in our hand admiring the cute pool boy we'll need a great book on standby to get lost in.  Girl, I got you covered.  There's a little bit of everything on this list; we got some classics, a little non-fiction, books that will make you laugh your ass off, and I even threw in a self-help tome.  Making this list got me so excited about reading again.  I know I sound like such a dork, but I used to be such a voracious reader and with work and life lately I've been so busy that I haven't found the time to read.  I'm definitely committed to getting back in the swing of things and miss the feeling of getting engulfed in a great story.  My new goal is to finish at least one book a month and set some time aside each day to unplug and decompress. I hope you like my picks and leave me a comment below letting me know what's on your reading list this summer!

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger - This has been on my reading list for awhile.  This book examines the social psychology behind why things go viral, and why some news stories and products are more popular than others.  C'mon, who could resist that YouTube video of a pug dressed up like Harry Potter?!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins  - This book has been taking the best-seller lists by storm and is slanted to be the next Gone Girl.  Could anything live up to the dark and twisty ways of Amy?  Stay tuned, I can't wait to get lost in this one.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and it's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson - I need to read this book.  It's one of the best selling self-help books of all time for a reason and I could use some pointers on how to de-stress.  Just because that creepy guy didn't wipe his machine down at the gym life will go on, right?

Yes Please by Amy Poehler - Amy Poehler wrote a memoir? Enough said, I'm in. 

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson- I recently saw this book featured on one of Lauren Conrad's reading lists and it sounded so good I had to pick it up.  This a memoir written by Jenny Lawson, a mother, wife, and blogger and it is supposed to be hilarious.  Seriously, you should read the reviews on Amazon!  I can't wait to start reading this.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - Ok, guys you know how Revenge is over?  (So upsetting, Emily and Ayden forever!!)  But I was reading a recent article about the show and the producer said the creation of Revenge was based off of The Count of Monte Cristo, the most classic revenge story ever.  So even though the show is over I can still get my fix of romance and revenge with this age old tale.

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart  - I recently featured this book on my Mother's Day Gift Guide.  This book has such great reviews and I've been interested in educating myself more on how my diet affects my skin, hair, nails, etc.  I definitely see a serious grocery haul in my future after reading this book. 

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso - Umm Lean in and now this?  Girls are taking over the world.  This memoir written by the founder of Nasty Gal tells the story of how she built her business from nothing and provides the encouragement that all women can follow their dreams and go after what they want. 

xoxo Nicole

1 comment:

  1. The girl on the train is really good!!!! I have a copy of us please if you want to borrow :)