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10 Books to Gift This Summer

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Every bookworm needs some good reading material to really enjoy those hot summer days by the water. We’ve got a list of binge-worthy books perfect for the bibliophile in your life. From memoir to thriller, just toss one of these bestsellers into your beach bag, and you’re good to go.

Girl, Wash Your Face

For the friend who needs a confidence boost and a good laugh, Rachel Hollis’s Girl, Wash Your Face is the perfect pick-me-up. Self-help that doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s the perfect mix of honesty and humor. With a little help from Hollis, learn how to let go of your insecurities and find your hustle.

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Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path

Those burning the midnight oil need to read Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner, before they burn out. It’s time to rethink your priorities and find out what really matters in life. Loechner leads the way for readers to veer off the beaten path.

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Disobedience

A story about two young women in an orthodox Jewish community who become lovers, Naomi Alderman’s debut novel is sure to stir up some controversy. A perfect pick for book club, Disobedience is a thought-provoking read that poses many ethical questions for debate. This book is best served with wine.

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The Darkest Minds

Who doesn’t love to get sucked into a good series? Book one, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, is full of suspense as it follows the story of a young teen on the run because of her powerful and frightening abilities. Readers will want to dive in to this dystopian world before it hits the big screen. Let’s be honest, the book is always better than the movie.

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Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You

Perfect for the recent college grad who has no clue what they want to do with their life, Designing Your Life has all the answers. Readers will learn how to build a meaningful and satisfying life and career from Bill Burnett and Dave Evans of the Design Program at Stanford. This New York Times bestseller is sure to light a fire under even the most uninspired.

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This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

NBC’s hit show, This Is Us, has captured our hearts, and so has break-out star, Chrissy Metz. More than just a celebrity bio, Chrissy shares her heartwarming story and some powerful life lessons in This Is Me. Part memoir, part self-help, readers will learn how to love themselves and pursue their dreams. Chrissy is the role model we never knew we needed.

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The Last One

Reality TV fans will love Alexandra Oliva’s The Last One, a post-apocalyptic thriller. Think the cast of Survivor meets the end of the world. Oliva’s debut novel is compelling, suspenseful, and oh so clever. Fair warning, readers will have a very hard time putting it down.

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Then She Was Gone

Filled with plot twists and unexpected turns, Lisa Jewell’s Then She Was Gone keeps readers on the edge of their seats. This New York Times bestseller is a psychological thriller about a 15-year-old girl who mysteriously vanishes. It’s the perfect read for fans of such thrillers as Gone Girl and The Lovely Bones.

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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved

Kate Bowler’s memoir Everything Happens for a Reason is an inspiring emotional rollercoaster. As she comes face to face with stage IV colon cancer, Kate wonders what it means to die and in the process, discovers that life is still beautiful. Make sure to gift this one with a box of tissues.

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Less

One for the hopeless romantic, Less is a love story riddled with mishaps and humility. Andrew Sean Greer’s award-winning novel is brilliant, funny, and just the right amount of sappy. Follow along as endearing protagonist, Arthur Less, finds himself in one ridiculous conundrum after another. Spoiler alert, he gets his happy ending.

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Why settle for just one of these captivating reads? The bookworm in your life would certainly enjoy making their way through this entire list, one by one. Heck, they’ve got all summer long!

 

 

 

 

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