Reading for fun has not been on my radar lately and I hate it. Okay, my media design textbook was fun to read- but the others? Not so much.

So when summer rolled around, I finally gained some free time to read all those books that have been cluttering up my nightstand, window sill and bookshelf.

What I'm reading over summer break
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Along with some of the books I already had, I went on an Amazon books shopping spree (I’m SO not sorry). Here’s what I’ll be reading.

"Snobs" by Julian Fellows

Remember Downton Abbey and how we were all OBSESSED with it? Well this book is kinda along the lines of it. It is a satire of manners, etiquette, social rank and of course love.

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"Nice is just a place in France: How to win at basically everything" by The Betches

I’m kinda over self help books. This one caught my eye because of the author and the description. Go ahead click on the picture. I know you want to.

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"The swans of fifth avenue": A novel by Melanie Benjamin

I’m a sucker for historical fiction. All the swank of the upperclass of New York City and Truman Capote who starts a literary scandal.

“Take Gossip Girl and move it to the 50s.”theSkimm

"The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

I’m also a sucker for psychological thrillers, mysteries and suspense. I’m sure you’ve heard of this nail biter, but click the picture to find out more.

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"Eligible" by Curtis Sittenfeld

I read “Emma: A modern retelling” last summer and wasn’t impressed. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite novels so I’m hoping this one lives up to the hype.

"The Regulars: a novel" by Georgia Clark

Quarter life crisis is real for anyone who doubts it. Three regular girls are trying to make it in NYC when something happens that makes all their dreams come true. Fairy tale ending? 

"The Perfect Girl" by Gilly MacMillan

Reminiscent of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl’. I’m pretty sure if it has girl in the title it will be a movie.

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"The Girls" by Emma Cline

This one has been on my ‘to-read’ list for a while now. I got this rec from Reese Witherspoon’s snapchat and I can’t wait to finally read it. This also supports my theory that books with ‘girl’ in the title will become a movie.

"Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld

I read this in middle school, but I can’t remember if I finished it- time for a re-read!

"The Whole Town's Talking" by Fannie Flagg

Okay, full disclosure- I got this for my mom, but I might as well read it when she’s done!

What have you been reading? Any recommendations?


Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

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