Summer Reading List- My Top Picks

My favorite topic to talk about is literally books.

All books.

Books are love, books are life.

Seriously though, Summer is coming and that means beach trips, time off and hours to spend doing nothing but reading. I thought, why not make a list of my top summer reads?! These are all books that I have read and highly recommend.


1. Girl, Stop Apologizing- Rachel Hollis

This book is Phenomenal. By page three of the introduction, Rachel is already spitting fire.

“Embracing the Idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world.”

Yes Rachel, YES! Everyone out there has a dream, goal, hope, or aspiration and this book gives you the motivation and literally a guide on how to get there. I highly recommend this book to be at the top of your list.

2. A Cook’s Tour- Anthony Bourdain

This book guys. It’s non-fiction which I don’t read a significant amount of, but this is one I will continue to reread. Anthony’s personality shines through in this descriptive book about his quest to find the “Perfect Meal”. It almost feels like I am there with him. It really does take you to another world, which isn’t what happens in most non-fiction books. If you have ever watched any of his shows, the way he talks in this book is exactly like that.

3. The Proposal- Jasmine Guillory

A cute chick- lit book that would make my momma and grandma blush if they picked it up. I read this in less than two days because I did NOT want to put it down. The writing is phenomenal and the story is so sweet. It is a little…steamy… but I thought it gave the book another element that made it even better.

4. The Vacationers- Emma Straub

At first, I really did not like this book. It took me multiple attempts to get into, only because the POV changed without warning in the middle of chapters. One minute you were in the mom’s point of view, then all of a sudden, three sentences into a paragraph you were in the gay best friends thoughts. By the third chapter though, I was in love. It’s excellent and I enjoyed the character development as well as the plot of the story as a whole. The ending is sure to make you smile, guaranteed.

5. My Favorite Half-Night Stand- Christina Lauren

Sort of a nerdy, fun, chick-lit novel based in California. I was skeptical, but decided to use a credit I had on Audible and give it a whirl. I was not disappointed in the least. It is an excellent book from the two main characters POV’s, delving deep into the drama, awkwardness, and questioning that sleeping with your best friend is bound to cause.

What is a book you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments!