I remember spending my childhood summers curled up in our hammock and plowing through library books. I would take breaks to jump in the pool or help feed calves, but I always returned to my book, anxiously awaiting plot twists.
I continued to read for “fun” until I enrolled in college. Long lists of required reading occupied my time and when I found a free moment the last thing on my mind was to walk to the library to find a new novel. Sadly, the joy of reading slowly faded out of my life.
Now that I’m out of college and the stress of highlighting important facts and taking notes is no longer required, I found myself back in the public library looking to get lost in a book – just for fun. I still love diving into an industry book, broadening my exposure on topics I enjoy such as branding, fonts, and social media strategies – but I’ve been appreciating reading books for pure enjoyment.
Here are a few of my favorite discoveries:
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
- Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
- Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
- #GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt
Have any book recommendations? Leave them in the comments!
*Tip: If you love reading you have to check out Good Reads! It’s a great place to leave book reviews and peak at what your friends are reading. My favorite feature is the “to-read” bookshelf! Anytime I’m out and about and I come across a book I want to read, I add it to my “to-read” list and I don’t have to worry about forgetting the title.