Reading Rainbow

Omg, remember that show?! Now I’m casually listening to the theme song at my desk. So good. Anyway…

I was that kid who stayed up past their bedtime with one of those little book lights to finish reading the newest Harry Potter book. I also was that teen who was assigned The Odyssey in high school and again in college, but just read the SparkNotes version both times.  Moral of the story… I hate being told what to do, but I actually love reading.

Now as a “grown up” (lol what does that even mean?), I still love getting so drawn into a book that I can’t put it down until it’s done. I even am trying to make up for my lazy teen days and re-read a lot of the classics that I was assigned and either skimmed or never read.

Below is what I’ve read so far this summer and what I am planning to read. Beware, it’s a weird mix of beach reads and actual literature.

I had been meaning to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird, because I hadn’t read it since 8th grade and the release of Go Set A Watchman was the perfect excuse to do so. It is still one of my favorite books and only has gotten better with age/wisdom.

Now a lot of people had a lot of issues with Go Set A Watchman – and while I have an issue with the circumstances surrounding the release of the book, I thought the book itself was great. Controversial considering my attachment to the characters, but very thought provoking and I tend to love a books that don’t just tell you what you want to hear or have the “right” ending.

P.S. Scout is legit one of my fave characters of all time.


This is next up on my list.

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If you are like me and need a bit of a motivational kick in the ass, read this. Seriously, it won’t disappoint.


Big Magic got me wanting to read some other enlightening books, so this is on my list (along with The Tipping Point actually)


Disclaimer: this is fine to start reading on the beach but do not, I repeat do not, finish anywhere in public.

Also, just a general tip… always read the book before seeing the movie (and IMHO books are almost always better than the movie version).


This, on the other hand, is a perfect beach read.

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A book about girls in a cult in the 60s? Yes please.


I cannot wait to read this. I am obsessed with all the Babe Walker books (if you haven’t read the other two, you should).

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I wasn’t kidding about the Harry Potter thing (side note – if you haven’t reread the books as an adult, I highly recommend) but anyway super stoked about this one.

P.S. – my roomies and I are going to start a book club, because we are always itching to discuss after a good read – I would totally be into making it an open invite to join, so lmk if you are interested.

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