Summer is a time when lots of us jet off for vacations or lounge by the pool to catch some sun and relax. There are some fabulous beaches close by that I love to go to for some sun, swimming, and hanging out. I think these are all great opportunities to break away from technology and really clear your mind. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book while laying out, and so I wanted to share a few of my favorite books with you guys. If you’re looking to update your summer reading list, here are my summer book guide recommendations.
Glitter Plan by Glena Nash-Taylor
For my fellow fashionistas, Glitter Plan is a great read for an inside scoop on the fashion industry, as it goes into how Juicy Couture was started. It’s an inspiring read to see how women started from pretty much nothing but an idea, themselves as models, and $200, and built an empire. Not only do you get an inside story about how the iconic brand came to be, but there’s also some fantastic life tips for how to start a business.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
This is a must-read for any modern woman. From the genius behind Nasty Gal, this book explores the life of Sophia Amoruso, who decided to quit school and explore the world by hitchhiking and dumpster diving. She went from that life to owning a multi million dollar company, and so she has a lot of little gems that she put together in this book to inspire young women to go after their goals full-force.
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
If you’re one who loves reading books that talk about conspiracy theories, I recommend Angels and Demons. It’s by the same author as The Da Vinci Code, and while it is based off of controversial ideas, there’s no denying that it’s a juicy read because the book also explores the topic of the Illuminati, the Vatican, and science.
The Career Code by Hilary Kerr
Written with Katherine Power, this life manual of sorts is by the two founders of Clique Media, who publishes content on Who What Wear, My Domaine, and Byrdie. You’ll find lots of fabulous insight from these lady moguls on anything from landing your goal job to the practical steps to create your own business. If you’re struggling with trying to figure out what you want to do, I think you’ll find a lot of important information that will help you in this book.
The Singles Game by Lauren Weidberger
How much did you love The Devil Wears Prada? If you loved the movie, you would have loved the book just as much. The author behind The Devil Wears Prada has a new book about a tennis star who is thrust into the spotlight after making a career change and has to learn to adapt to her newfound stardom. It’s a page-turning look into the world of Hollywood and how drastically the fame and fortune can change someone. It’s also very funny and charming, as Weidberger’s writing always is.
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman
Trying to make a lifestyle change for weight loss and proper nutrition can be a bore, but Skinny Bitch makes it a hilarious journey. It feels like you’re talking to a girlfriend while reading this book, which is so refreshing for a “diet” book because they often just gives you lots of facts and science which can be a bit boring. You’ll learn a lot about food and about the food industry, but you’ll also learn to love food and find that perfect balance between indulgence and eating well.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought about them! I’d also love to know if you have any book recommendations for me to add to my summer book guide.