One thing I promise myself at the start of every season is that I’ll make my way through a long list of books I’ve been wanting to read. Needless to say, this is one thing I can never check off. So this summer, I’m starting my own little book club, and committing to eight books I want to read. They are all different genres and personalities, but I’m looking forward to finally being able to say I have just finished reading some of the most exciting books of the summer. Here’s what made it onto my book club roster:
The Fault in our Stars by John Green The story of Hazel, whose life changes when she falls in love at one of her cancer groups and learns what it means to truly live.
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead A compelling tale about the demanding life a professional ballerina who tries to give up her passions, but after years away, gets pulled right back into all the temptations of her old life.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart A thrilling summer mystery about a privileged group of family and friends living on a private island whose lives are built on lies and secrets.
The Vacationers by Emma Straub A whitty and riveting beach read about a family’s two week vacation in Mallorca.
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan A cumulation of essays from a Yale graduate who tragically died five days after graduation, and who is said to be the hope of our generation, and an inspiration for us to embrace our talents.
Save the Date by Jen Doll A comical examination of planning a wedding, what it means to get married and be in love, and the connections that we form along the way.
One More Thing by B. J. Novak A laugh out loud novel with a compilation of fictional stories that are imaginative and unexpected.
Friendswood by René Steinke A small Texas town’s residents’ lives are completely altered in mysterious ways after a tragic event occurs.