Beat Boredom: 6 Summer Reads To Entertain and Inspire You

7th Jul 2013 / By Guest Contributor

In honor of July being Anti-Boredom Month we thought it appropriate to start a blog intended to help you beat boredom. Inevitably everyone experiences boredom at one point or another, but were here to help! Take a look 6 books that are perfect for a summer day.

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The Fame Game– is Lauren Conrad’s second trilogy. It’s a spinoff of her L.A. Candy series, but in The Fame Game you get to see another side of the girl you loved to hate. With characters old and new alike and new reasons to root for or against them, this chick lit makes for great poolside reading. Plus, it still gives readers a hint of insight into what it must have been like to film The Hills.

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Ruben is just what it seems, a book about the pursuit of happiness and how to find it. This New York Times best seller is based off the true story of Gretchen Ruben’s year long journey of finding happiness. Not just a great summer read but also some inspiration and courage is what this book will give you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change isn’t just a book, it’s a guide to life. Author Stephen R. Covey gives insight on how to become more effective personally, professionally and also with relationships. Consider this book a personal development project. Filled with fresh and compelling ideas the book is well worth the read.

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – Becky Bloomwood, the book’s main character suffers many misadventures in retail. She can’t seem to stop herself from buying items she spots in boutique windows, even though she can’t afford them. The life lessons she learns, in the pursuit of being her most fashionable self, are something every woman will find valuable. You will find yourself being able to relate to Becky the whole time reading it.

Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook- The title of this book comes from the idea that people say that every seven years you should change up your life. A single mom with two jobs and a husband who left her seven years ago couldn’t agree more. Just as she is ready to switch things up her husband is back and she is forced to make some heavy decisions. A truly inspiring story that is sure to have you turning pages.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead– Author Sheryl Sandberg wrote this book as a sort of self-help book for woman looking to climb the corporate ladder. As the COO of Facebook Sandberg offers credible insight. The book is filled with practical career advice and shows you how to take opportunities to “lean in.” If you are looking for a book to motivate, this one will be perfect for you.

Which book are you considering for summer?


-Morgan Lagomarsino

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