My Summer Reading List

5:02 PM

Did you just cringe when you read those words? Flashbacks to middle school and high school summers when you were forced to read books you didn't want to? Yeah, me too. For me, my relationship with reading was always something I struggled with. When I was in the fourth grade, I was diagnosed with having dyslexia. You may be thinking, wow fourth grade? Isn't that late? Yes, it was. Thanks to my mom and her diligent research, I relearned how to read through wonderful tutors and a lot of practice. Me and reading have had quite the rocky relationship, but I'm now learning which books appeal to me, and which do not. It's not too late, right?!

When I was working at my other job, I never had time for reading. Honestly, that's totally on me, though. I would come home from work and collapse on the couch. I could've easily picked up a book but I always opted for the clicker (or remote, whichever you prefer hehe). I'm not mad about this at all because after work, I always needed a good laugh. With my lovely roommates Jill and Greg, we would watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, New Girl, Jane the Virgin, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and so many other shows that could offer us a little escape from our daily stresses.

Now that I'm in a transition period, I'm enjoying my time off before I start my new job to in August. This is exactly what I've needed. Free time is such a blessing and I feel so lucky that I'm able to experience this right now.

The first thing I did when I got to the Cape was think: I need a good summer beach read. So I moseyed my browser on over to Amazon (sorry to all of you die hard locally-owned bookstore supporters, but I too am one but I'm currently on a tight budget!) and filled my cart with some fun, funky, and extremely-B books.

Below are the books that I've either brought with me or purchased along the way!

I've taken a dip into each of them only to discover that I love reading about food and easily finishing Delicious! because it was such a perfect relaxation read. Ruth Reichl is officially my favorite author. She was the former restaurant critic for the LA Times and the New York Times, has written multiple books, and was the Editor in Chief at Gourmet Magazine. She writes so beautifully, it honestly speaks to my soul! 

Which books are you reading this summer? I'd love to know! 

Bonus pics from the evening beach photoshoot:

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