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.

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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.

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

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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).

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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.

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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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