Summer is my favorite season. I love the warmth, I love the sun, and heck, I even like the rain.
And most of all, I love being able to sit outside and read my book. Just this weekend, Sean and I spent the morning hanging out on the balcony reading. The temperature was pleasant, the dog wasn’t barking too much, and it didn’t cost us any money.
It’s no secret that I’m reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series right now (more commonly known by the title of the first book, Game of Thrones). I’ve been reading it for more than a year, and while I’ve been really enjoying it, I’m excited to be finished and branch out to more diverse genres. I’m more than halfway through the last book (or at least, the last book that’s been published), so here’s what I’ll be reading as soon as I’m done.
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
NPH is such a funny guy. He’s been in a lot of movies, Broadway shows, and television shows so far, and in his out-of-the-box autobiography, we get to choose which jobs to take and which ones to pass up. I’m definitely intrigued by the concept, and I have a feeling it will be a quick read.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
This one probably won’t be as quick of a read as Choose Your Own Autobiography, but I’m still definitely intrigued by it. It’s about life in the 1930s in Russia, and as a big hockey fan, I’m excited to learn more about it. Plus, it was banned for a time, so that automatically piques my interest.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Malala is such a huge role model for me. She was shot by the Taliban while standing up for education, and now lives in England working to continue her education. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and is just an all-around badass. My mom got this book and loved it, so she’s letting me borrow it. I can’t wait to dig in!
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
I tried reading this book back when the movie came out, but I was drowning in homework during my senior year of college, so it just didn’t happen. But it’s such a cute story that I can’t wait to find out more!
Room by Emma Donoghue
I have been hearing amazing things about this book, so I’m excited to actually sit down and read it. It’s about a mother and son who are held captive in a psychopath’s 11×11 foot shed. The film adaptation is coming out later this year, so it’s time I get reading!
What are your summer reading plans?
Angela Morales says
Choose Your Own Autobiography has been on my to-read list since it came out, I LOVED choose you own adventure books when I was a kid and really want to read it. I have STACKS of books to read and get through. I need to figure out which ones I really want to keep because they’re amazing and donate the rest… because unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll ever be rich enough to own a library like the one the Beast shows Belle, no matter how hard I try to hoard the books. 🙁
Girl, I feel ya. Once I get through some books I’ve been reeeally wanting to read for the past year, I’m going to start going through all of the ones on my bookshelves in order. They’re color-coded, so I’ll be reading all of the black books first, then all the white books, etc. Then I’ll keep the ones I love and donate the ones I don’t. Better World Books for the win!
Shann Eva says
Great suggestions..and all so different from each other. I love to read too. I’m also in a book club, so maybe I’ll suggest one of these. Thank you!
Ooh that’s awesome! I’ve always wanted to be in a book club, but I feel like it would be such a time commitment!
Ashley LaMar says
Oh my gosh…I Am Malala is SO good! I bought it the week it debuted and I loved every word of it. That young woman should be such an inspiration to all of us. The strength in her is incredible!
She’s seriously so amazing. I can’t wait to read it! My mom LOVED it too.
The Book Wheel says
I have tickets to see Malala on the 24th and am hoping the library book becomes available by then so that I can be prepared for her speech. I’m so excited! Great list.
Oh my goodness I’m SO jealous. She’s one of my heroes. Have so much fun!
Daniella Elyse says
Room is one of my top 5 favourite books! The content is horribly sad, but the narration is amazing.
Oh man! I’m glad to hear you liked it so much!
Trish Nicholas says
My reading is so out of the loop! I have tons and tons digital and physical) there just aren’t enough hours in a day! I love NPH and had no idea about this book! I did watch the ‘We Bought A Zoo’ movie with the kids when it came out at least, lol. Room sounds pretty dark, but hopefully it’s the kind of dark like “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. If so, I’m checking it out immediately!
Ooh, I haven’t heard of The Road. I’ll have to add that one to my list! 🙂
Randi M. Shaffer says
I haven’t read any of these. I’ve barely made a dent in my January reading list ever, ugh. Thanks for the insp/ motivation to go pick up a book again!
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I definitely thought about commenting all five of these on your Instagram post.