For avid readers, there’s nothing more soothing than opening up a new book. From the smell of fresh pages to the feel of wearing down the spine with each page turn, delving into literature and falling in love with new characters can feel downright therapeutic. But to some, reading feels more like a chore. If you fall into this category, don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here’s a list of books to check out this summer to bring out your inner bookworm.
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” -By Mark Manson
A go-to recommendation, “The Subtle Art” are on the display tables at bookstores all over the U.S. This #1 New York Times Best Seller is a big ol’ middle finger to toxic positivity and empowers its readers to decide which f*cks are actually worth giving.
SUCKERS FOR CLASSICS
“I’d Die For You”
-By F. Scott Fitzgerald
In the 20th century, Fitzgerald’s work was frequently rejected by publishers and even banned for being too scandalous — but sometimes scandalous is fun. This collection of his lesser- known works is an easy slow burn read, with bite-sized stories ranging from dark humor to heartbreak, perfect for the non- committal reader.
“People We Meet On Vacation”
-By Emily Henry
If you love a “beach read,” this is the story for you. A 2021 release, it tells the story of two former best friends whose annual vacations end in a blow-up fight. They decide to give it one last shot on a trip years later, and you can guess what happens next…
TO EDUCATE YOURSELF
“The Trayvon Generation”
-By Elizabeth Alexander
One of Time‘s most highly anticipated 2022 releases, “The Trayvon Generation” expands on an essay that author Elizabeth Alexander wrote on the challenges Black youth face in modern day America. Released in April, it details how children and teens are affected by brutality and racial trauma in the years since Trayvon Martin and George Floyd were killed.
FOR FINANCE BROS
-By Phil Knight
So, your mom said you need to start thinking about your future career? “Shoe Dog” details the co-founder of Nike’s rise to success and the company’s early struggles. This book is a great way for aspiring entrepreneurs to get re-inspired between internships or as they gear up for another year at The U.
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