NOW READING: The 5 Summer Books We Just Can't Put Down
1. STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST: Austin Kleon
An aspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
2. The Queen Of The Tearling: Erika Johansen
With the arrival of her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn is ascending to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling. Surrounded by enemies, including an evil sorceress possessed of dark magic, the young ruler stands little chance of success. But Kelsea possesses fearsome weapons of her own, including the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic. As an epic war draws near, Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny begins – a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive.
3.The Island: Elin Hilderbrand
Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess’s lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her suburban backyard pond to the color of the cocktail napkins. A woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, Birdie could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess abruptly announcing the engagement is off. It’s only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelation. With Chess in a tailspin of despair, Birdie enlists the help of her younger daughter, Tate, and her own sister, India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store – a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles.The Island is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises that have made Elin Hilderbrand’s page-turning novels cherished bestsellers.
4. #GIRLBOSS: Sophia Amoruso
A #GIRLBOSS take her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool. Then let’s do this.”
5. I’ll Drink to That: Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley
“Every woman has a piece of clothing that she can’t live without, because in it, she feels most like herself. Betty’s memoir has that effect on a reader. Authentic style is a form of self-knowledge. And in that respect, I’ll Drink to That is like Betty’s famous three-way mirror. She sizes up her own life fearlessly, and in the process, not only helps you to diagnose your own flaws, but to embrace your own beauty.” – Judith Thuman
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