Five Books to Squeeze in Before Summer’s End

Get lost in a book!

Before you head back to school and spend money on textbooks, shell out for some less expensive books that are much more fun!

The season is winding down and the days that lazily string together will be over soon. Pretty soon we’ll be shelling out hundreds of dollars on some not-so-fun books with titles like Principles of Macroeconomics and Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations. Before you whimper in fear, spend a lot less money and squeeze in some lighthearted fiction before heading back to school and burying your head in a thick textbook. The time is now so check out these books before it’s too late. Pleasure reading may not be in reach again until December.

Start with The Help by Kathryn Stockett because this book is the talk of the summer. With the movie version being released on August 10th, Stockett is making headlines for good storytelling and the casting of Emma Stone as Skeeter. You won’t want to miss this bestseller with a fresh take on civil rights in the 1960s.

After reading Ernest Hemingway’s memoirs, Paula McLain was inspired to write the love story of the young Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Set in Paris in the 1920s, this romantic tale is told in Hadley’s voice and shines light on the early life and love of Hemingway. This book will enthrall any girl interested in capturing the magic of Paris in the 20s.

If you were unable to travel as much as you wanted this summer, look out for Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents. This memoir follows the travels of author Elisabeth Eaves over fifteen years and highlights all of the things she learned along the way. Beginning as a sophomore in college, Eaves combs the world looking for new experiences. This coming-of-age story is chalk-full of culture, men and life lessons and is sure to make you feel well-traveled.

Another book ready to make its movie debut, One Day follows the relationship of Emma and Dexter, beginning once they graduate from college in 1988. The two have one night together and then keep in touch only as friends. The book continues to follow their separate life paths and the reader is able to see what each is up to on one day per year, July 15. This well-written story tells of complicated lives and relationships in a unique way. The film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is set to be released on August 19.

I know you’ve heard of Tina Fey’s hilarious autobiography, Bossypants. If you’re looking for something to keep your mind off the looming fall semester, pick up this book that follows the fantastic Tina Fey on her way to her current roles. From the Sarah Palin impression to her life with children to 30 Rock, this book highlights Tina Fey’s roller coaster of a life.

What book are you going to read before summer ends?


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1 Response to Five Books to Squeeze in Before Summer’s End

  1. Anonymous says:

    ok, how many more articles on books are we going to read? i used to like this site for its diversity but not you have like 4 articles on books just on your front page. BORING

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