Something that a lot of people probably don’t know about me is that I love to read. I am a hidden bookworm. Well, until now I suppose since I’m writing a blog post on all the books I’m obsessing over this summer. I have listed two novels, one environmental book, one self-help book, and one health book. I have already started reading four out of the five books listed because I like to read multiple types of book at once depending on what mood I’m in. Some days I will crave a novel, other days I want some motivation and inspiration so I’ll read a self-help book. But without further ado, enjoy my list and get reading! ♡
Summer Reading List
– Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick
This novel is the sequel to the Hush, Hush series. I get super geeky over teen romance novels, and this book just speaks it. I’m currently 2 chapters in and all over it. I’m going to try hard here to not give away spoilers. But the first book is similar to Twilight in that there is a mysterious boy that the girl is fascinated by. Turns out this boy is a fallen angel. The book is a New York Times Best Seller so that pretty much speaks to how awesome this book is. Now that I’ve finished the first book, of course I need to continue reading the series. And all I’m going to say is that the second book is the epitome of teen romance so far. So if you’re craving love, arguments, jealousy, and all the drama that comes with a teenage relationship, then I definitely recommend adding this book to your own list.
– Last Child In The Woods – Richard Louv
For all the nature lovers or people questioning the importance of nature, Last Child In The Woods is a great read. This is another book that I’ve started reading. But I started reading this book a couple years ago and just never got around to finishing it. So this summer I really want to finish reading this book. It’s basically written by this guy who grew up before computers, televisions, cell phones, and technology took up so much of our time. He grew up when people would actually spend their free time outdoors. He discusses today’s day and age, and what happens when you remove children from nature. We see trends in depression, anxiety, and longing for more. He discusses the correlation between the two. This is a great read and I highly recommend, and I seriously need to finish this!
– You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
This is the motivational/self-help book I plan to finish reading this summer. It’s written by a girl who has tried pretty much all of the self-help books, films, methods, seen personal coaches, acupunture, pretty much everything. She compiles all of the things she has learned in the past into one book of what has truly worked for her. I absolutely love self-help books so I don’t mind the cheesy tone a lot of them take. But her tone is different in this book. Her writing voice is very conversational and makes you feel like she is not cutting out any of the B.S. You feel like you are reading a book written by a real and normal person, not something written by someone who is out of touch with reality. I’m a couple chapters into this one and very interested to see where the advice is going to go.
– Life-Changing Foods – Anthony William
If you watch my YouTube channel, then you probably already know that I eat a diet of 95% plant-based foods. Under the title on the cover of the book, it reads “Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.” This book is not necessarily based on science and is a bit more spiritual, but this guy focuses on the power plant foods have on our mind and body. The American diet consists of a lot of animal-based foods, which are not the best for our bodies and have been linked to numerous issues in the human body. I am not saying that we should completely remove animal-based foods from our diets, but that limiting our animal-based foods and focusing our energy on getting plant-based foods can do wonders for the body. The book starts with an explanation on why you should eat these foods, and then he goes through each fruit and vegetable, explains the benefits of each one, and gives you a recipe on a way to prepare it. I am super excited to learn why exactly each individual fruit and vegetable is good, so I can better understand not just that I need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables but specifically what to eat each of them for.
– Unleashed – Sophie Jordan
My apologies that I have only listed novels that are sequels to another. But you can easily alter this reading list to include the original books instead of the sequel. This is actually the only book listed on here that I have not started reading yet. But I plan on starting it as soon as I finish Crescendo. This novel is the sequel to Uninvited. Uninvited takes place in a world where you can test DNA to determine whether or not someone will kill. There is a normal girl who basically discovers that she has the gene which seems absurd to her because she doesn’t see how she would have the capacity to do that. She gets uninvited/kicked out of her school because she has this gene and the school wants to keep the other students safe. That is as much as I will tell because I don’t want to give away too many spoilers. Just read it. I think I may have liked this one even more than Hush, Hush.
And that’s it for what I plan on reading for the remainder of this summer. Hopefully this helps you select some books to add to your reading list.
What books are you reading?