Reading. That word used to be the most dreadful task assigned in school. I use to hate reading. I thought it was boring and being honest; sometimes I didn't understand the words or I would read an entire chapter, and not be able to tell you what happen. It was discovered in junior high school that I had a learning disability. I got A's on my assignments because I was a good note taker and had the textbook at hand, but when it came to reading and tests, I couldn't remember any of the information. It was a daily struggle, but I received the helpful assistance needed.
After high school graduation and many visits to Barnes and Noble searching for a book I may be interested in, it became apparent that reading just wasn't something I was ever going to enjoy. I can't tell you how many times I got overwhelmed with B&N and left empty handed. I continued to hear about best sellers and books I should consider trying from friends, family, and coworkers, but I never did. It wasn't until I started college that reading became more interesting to me, and after I had graduated college, I started reading almost every day.
Reading is now one of my favorite hobbies, and recently I picked up a new book I can not wait to start. Don't worry, my review on this book will be coming later this year when it's finished. The new book I bought is called The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark. I'll be turning thirty early next year, and when I walked by this book, I just had to have it. It inspired me to share with you some of the books on my 2016 summer reading list.
Let's start with my late book read; Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso. From what I had heard and read about this book when it first came out, it's either loved or hated by readers. When I was at the airport waiting for a flight, I saw this book in the nearby convenient store. I figured, why not so I bought it and from the moment I started it, I couldn't put it down. Sophia Amoruso opens up about her rise to success of being founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, an American retailer that specializes in women's fashion including modern and vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. I personally loved it because it was pure honesty and educating for aspiring entrepreneurs.
This second book on my summer reading list was also an airport grab and go. It's called No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale Of Love And Wandering By Clara Bensen. Another 'can't put it down' book for me and one I've now read twice. Clara meets Jeff on an online dating site; they barely know each other when they set out for a spontaneous eight country, three-week travel experiment. The most interesting part is that they have no plans, no hotel reservations, and no baggage. I'm pretty sure most people would never take the risk Clara takes, but life is all about taking chances, and you'll never know unless you go.
This last book may come as a surprise to most as it generally wouldn't be a women's first choice. Ever heard of Colin Cowherd? Well, he knows all the ins and outs of sports, and he's not afraid to share the juicy details we don't get to hear or see. I for one don't know much about sports, but my boyfriend is a huge fan. Who's isn't, right? I decided to read my boyfriend's book called Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look At Sports by Colin Cowherd. Colin shares some of his personal experiences to give you an exclusive look into the professional sports world, and let me tell you; it sure is scandalous.
What are your favorite summer books reads? Share in the comments below!
The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark
Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale Of Love And Wandering By Clara Bensen
Raw: My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look At Sports by Colin Cowherd