I decided that 2015 was going to be a year of reading more books. I even set goals for myself about what type of books I should read more of. And I'm already behind!!!
So, I'm making a new plan for myself, to read at least 8 books this summer! These are the books on my long list, so I'll be choosing a few of these to enjoy!
What are you guys reading this summer?
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
I'm pretty sure this book was in a Birchbox book club so everyone and their mom has probably read it, but its the kind of book I really like to skim. Why do we have daily habits, and how can we change them? How can we be "better than before" while still being us?
Everyday by David Levithan
This is a “wise, wildly unique” love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life--can you really love somebody when you'll be different every day?
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
This is the story of three intertwined lives across decades and continents, romance and heartbreak, war and peace. Basically, Etta leaves to go see the ocean on the other side of Canada....and decides to walk there. I've been waiting for this book from my library hold list for weeks and weeks!!! I hope it'll make it to me soon.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See follows blind Marie Laure, a young French girl who is living with her uncle, and technology genius Werner, a German solider, as their stories collide during World War II. This is another book I've had on my hold list for months, but since it was such a big deal (and so many big names have said to read it) it seems everyone in the world wants to read it, too!
Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser
16 different short stories about the struggles that people go through, in a very Millhauser-ian (?) style. What's it mean to be perfect; or to be in love? The "secret lives of ordinary" people is revealed!!
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
OK I have admittedly already read this, but I read it on an international flight and really didn't give it the love it deserved, so I want to pick it up again!! It's a sort of post-apocalyptic story that follows a troupe of Shakespeare actors as they try to regain the movement of culture in a place where everything was lost.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
A Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio is thrown into disarray with the favorite child of the family is found dead in a lake. The issues of what happened, what they think happen, what they believe to be true and what they never noticed starts to come to light. I've also been waiting on this one for a long, long time!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Straight from the description online: "This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing."
I'd be lying if I said this book wasn't recommended to me as a reminder that I need to get better at not accumulating stuff I don't need, lol. Not exactly the most fun read for the summer, but I'll give it a try anyways!!