Happy National Book Lover’s Day! Our Top 10 Summer Reads

9th Aug 2017 / By Guest Contributor

In our opinion, there’s nothing better than chilling by the pool or the beach with a page-turning book. But choosing a book that sparks our interest can be tough! Looking for something that you won’t be able to put down? We’ve got you covered. Today, we’re celebrating National Book Lover’s Day with the top 10 books we can’t put down this summer. Read on to find out what we’re loving right now!

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

This is the true story of female African American mathematicians at NASA who helped launch the program’s first successful space mission. It’s not only inspiring, but it shows that determination can help you reach any goal. Plus, it was turned into a suuuper popular movie that came out last year.

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

A sequel to everyone’s favorite read, Fifty Shades of Grey, this book details Christian Grey’s past lovers and completes the trilogy of this super-sexy sequel.

When You Find Out the World is Against You by Kelly Oxford

Oxford is one of the funniest people in the game. If you don’t already follow her on Twitter, you should ASAP. This collection of essays about her life is hilariously adorable and will leave you LOL-ing.

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Complete with nine linked tales about people who have overcome horrible childhoods, losses and traumas, this novel shows it’s possible to experience happiness after hardship. Each piece is compassionate, loving and real. You’ll feel forever strong.

The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Peterson

Peterson is a BuzzFeed writer, so her writing is guaranteed to spark your interest. This novel covers modern-day celebrity women who make both good and bad headlines. It’s a compilation of the year’s best pop culture, all rolled into an easy-to-read book.

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

The first book published by Lena Dunham’s Lenny imprint, this book features short stories written by poet Jenny Zhang. It’s the best way to get a deeper look at the lives of young women in New York.

Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller

The 16 stories in this book are narrated by different female characters dealing with issues about love, friendship, their bodies, children and alcohol abuse. It’s real, thoughtful and seriously relatable.

The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

Written for millennials, this novel explores the insecurities of men and women who are trying to navigate through everyday life. Whether it’s a romantic uncertainty or a struggle about what job is right, this is something we can all relate to.

How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

The former magazine beauty editor opens up about the drug and alcohol addiction she hid from everyone around her in this thrilling, true-to-life novel. Her journey is incredible, and you’ll love watching her recover from her former life into one that is happy and healthy.

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe 

A memoir written by Oscar-nominated actress Sidibe, this novel is a fresh, unique and inspiring life story. Whether it’s a story about her first job or the way she felt when she first broke into the acting world, this book will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different.


What book are you most excited to read? Tell us in the comments!

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