Need some recommendations for summer reading? I’ve been getting back in the habit of reading and loving it. I finished Wild and definitely recommend it and worked my way through two more books. Both. Amazing. The reads couldn’t be more different, but they should both make your summer reading list!
I was really hesitant to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? because it’s normally not my kind of book. I’ve only seen a handful of episodes of The Office and hadn’t watched Mindy’s show. But I have to say, I may just be Mindy Kaling’s biggest fan now. Seriously. She’s my spirit animal for sure. This book is so funny. I had, literally, laugh out moments while reading. (Which is very awkward when you’re sitting in restaurants, on the subway, or in a Starbucks.)
If you have the time, you can get through this in one sitting.
The Opposite of Loneliness is a really beautiful read. Different than what you’d expect though. It’s a compilation of short stories and essays written by Marina Keegan. Marina was killed in a car accident just days after graduating from Yale. Let me just say, I was crying reading the preface by her professor and mentor. Marina is definitely a talented writer, but in a relatable way. She was only 22 when she died and her writing captures the angst, the hopes, the fears most of our generation is facing. There are essays that make you feel like you’ve been friends with Marina since childhood and there are essays that eerily foreshadow leaving a legacy. I love that the book isn’t stuffy, it’s not trying too hard… it’s simply lovely.
What books are topping your summer reading list? Have you read either of these two?