Collection of Summer Beach Reads

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading and even start a new series to get hooked on, so I’ve compiled some of my favourites (and some of my followers favourites). Unfortunately I don’t know how much beach reading I’ll be doing outside of my dissertation but that shouldn’t stop everyone else from having a bit of fun. Enjoy!

Start a New Series

  1. The Summer I Turned Pretty……………………….Jenny Han
  2. Anna and the French Kiss…………………..Stephanie Perkins
  3. Divergent………………………………………..Veronica Roth
  4. The Lunar Chronicles……………………………Marissa Meyer
  5. Confessions of a Murder Suspect……………James Patterson

Chick Lit Favorites 

  1. Confessions of a Shopaholic……………Sophie Kinsella (series)
  2. The Devil Wears Prada………………………Lauren Weisberger
  3. One Day………………………………………….David Nicholls
  4. Size 12 Is Not Fat…………………………….Meg Cabot (series)
  5. Something Blue…………………………….Emily Griffin (series)

Standalones

  1. The Truth About Forever………………………….Sarah Dessen
  2. Amy and Rodger’s Epic Detour………………….Morgan Matson
  3. Gone Girl…………………………………………….Gillian Flynn
  4. Water for Elephants………………………………….Sara Gruen
  5. Life of Pi……………………………………………..Yann Martel

Travel & Road Trip Themed

  1. Eat, Pray, Love…………………………………Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Two-Way Street……………………………….Lauren Barnholdt
  3. Heist Society………………………………….Ally Carter (series)
  4. The Book Thief…………………………………….Markus Zusak
  5. Paper Towns…………………………………………John Green

Laugh Till You Drop

  1. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang…………………….Chelsea Handler
  2. Bossypants………………………………………………Tina Fey
  3. Yes Please……………………………………………Amy Poehler
  4. The Unidentified Redhead…………………..Alice Clayton (series)
  5. I’ve Got Your Number……………………………..Sophie Kinsella

Bonus Section!

Boss Babe Book Club

New book club hosted by The Trendy Sparrow, filled with books to find inspiration as an entrepreneur, a fabulous boss babe. This is month three so you have time to catch up!

April: I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist…………Betty Halbreich

May: The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and turned It into a Global Brand……..Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore

By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop………..Alexis  Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

June: Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media……… Aliza Licht

About the author
Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

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