Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Reading List

With my internship in the city, I spend about two hours per day commuting on public transportation.  I'm usually able to find a seat on my NJ Transit train ride, so I like to use that time to dig into a good book!  With two hours of commuting and an upcoming beach vacation, I've been putting together a list of books for the summer.

I've picked some serious books, some funny books, some trashy books, some young adult books, and some books that just sounded interesting on GoodReads!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares / The House Girl / Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, Little Bee, The Signature of All Things, The End of  Your Life Book Club

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Crazy Love / Surprised By Oxford / The House on Oyster Creek / A Perfect Proposal / Drinking & Tweeting

I finished two books in my first week of my internship, so there's hope in actually working through my entire summer reading list!  It's so nice to not have an assigned summer reading list or a pile of textbooks to work my way through.  Unfortunately I do have three books that I have to read for my "summer course" (my internship is for academic credit, so I am required to do some outside work to hand in to my professor), but that won't put a damper on my summer...hopefully!

What books are on your summer reading list?


  1. Ooh looks like you've got some good picks there! I'm definitely going to be adding some of these to my summer reading list too! The Drinking & Tweeting one sounds hilarious! I'm recurrently catching up on the Temperance Brennan series - I love it!

    The Life & Times of Belle

  2. Bernadette is next on my reading list! I'm also hoping to read The Husband's Secret. I hope you enjoy these books. Let us know if you find any favorites!

  3. 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' is on my reading list too! My current list is 'Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's', The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham and The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz. This list will continue to grow though!

  4. I'm always looking for new books to add to my list! Are you on GoodReads? That thing is a lifesaver!

  5. I read Henrietta Lacks for 11th grade AP Lang & Comp and it was a really good read, but it was probably 50 pages longer than it should have been. It drags towards the end, but it's super interesting, especially if you've ever had a bio lab that worked with HeLa cells - I did, so it was super cool learning where they came from.

  6. Just stumbled upon your blog and I absolutely love it! I just wrote a post with my summer reading picks, too!

    Toodlebelle's Blog

    P.S. I'm definitely a little green-eyed over your internship in NYC!