Who's ready to pull out those picnic blankets, grab some sunscreen and do a lot of reading this summer? I am a die hard bookworm. I read books once a week unless I'm reading to learn something. But this summer, I'm reading just for the fun and love of reading so for the months of June, July and August, I will throw those business related books to the side and curl up with these beauties below:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: I've watched the movie but never read the book which I'm sure is backwards. I got this book actually from trading a book at one of those bird houses in the neighborhoods where you can exchange books for FREE. This book has about 450 pages in it which is nothing to a bookworm like myself. I vaguely remember the movie so once I'm done reading the book, I'll probably have a movie night and watch it again.
Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby: I have to admit, I fell off reading her series of books but I'm back! I love this author and she is nearby from my hometown of Chicago. I love her books and the way she tells stories in a classy way. I'm excited to see what these characters are up to because if you ever read any of her books, then you know that her characters keep you turning the pages in every book she writes.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett: I've seen this book a million times and never once picked it up until I recently saw it on sale at Barnes & Noble for $5 so of course I had to get it. I've never read a book by this author before but that doesn't matter, I love books regardless of the author. According to the book, The Mothers is about community and ambition, love and friendship, and living up to expectation in contemporary black America. I'm here for reading about all of that!
I'm sure you will see one of these books in a book review at a later date. If you have any other suggestions please list them in the comments or send them to me on social media. I challenge you to read more this summer. You can take 30 minutes out of your day and read, take a book with as you travel on vacation or listen to an audiobook as you drive to work. But just take some time and read!
It doesn't have to be books that are 400 pages long but read something that you know won't make you fall asleep after 5 minutes of reading. Also, I read a book once a week but it's totally fine if you read one book this entire summer. Allow yourself to go into the world of the characters that you are reading about if you're reading a fiction book. If you decide to read self-help books or books within your industry for business, make sure you implement something from what you've read. Happy summer reading bookworms!!!!