Summer Reads

Y'all, I got a PLETHORA of Barnes and Noble gift cards from my aunts 🎶because Christmas and Birthdayyyyyyys🎶 so yeah looking for some book recommendations / I just want to know what you're reading because FOMO.
  1. How Will You Measure Your Life
    This book was recommend by a guest lecturer. 1/3 of the way done. Seems pretty common sense right now. I'll let you know if it's any good.
  2. THA LORD OF THA RANGS
    ~surprisingly~ have never read the books. Maybe, just maybe, will get through them all this summer.
  3. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
    100000 silver coins to ANYONE who can explain science to me.
  4. Know This
    STILL working on this one. Again, 100000 silver coins to WHOMEVER can explain this to me.
  5. American Gods
    Just waiting on @natcorbs to tell me if it's good or not.
  6. Lean In
    Meh. Generally a skeptic and not a fan of self help books with giant ass pictures of the author on the front, BUT WE'LL SEE.
  7. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
    I'm only 50 plus pages in and the family and the relationships are deep-seated physically and philosophically​. It can be a hard read at certain scenes but I say it's a good read.
    Suggested by   @BrentMWiggins
  8. Ready Player One
    It's dystopian YA lit without, like, sucking. It also has like 80,000 references to 80s pop culture. Sew fun.
    Suggested by   @joemurphy
  9. Last book I really enjoyed was Station Eleven..
    Also I think you might like the Married With Zombies series- I always rec that one
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  10. Everything, Everything
    I'm a sucker for a good romance novel, and it's a very quick read. Also has beautiful artwork and the movie is coming out this weekend.
    Suggested by   @lexie_elyse
  11. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
    Loved this book! It's written in diaries and letters and if you liked Downton Abbey and/or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society you'll love this.
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  12. The Hollywood Daughter
    Really enjoyed this -- it's the 1950s, her dad works in Hollywood, her mom is Catholic, and she's pulled between the two worlds. Don't read the author's note though.
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  13. Not sure if you like fantasy/ historical novels (which is the worst way to describe this series, bc it's sooo much more), but this series is incredible. There is soooo much character development, that it changes and becomes something incredible.
    Suggested by   @ripnclebass
  14. The Tsar of Love and Techno
    A bunch of interweaving stories set in different times within the USSR/Russia. They're all beautiful, funny, and hella moving. I've been trying to finish this for like six months now. Not because it sucks. I just haven't had a whole lot of time. I suck. I'm almost done and it's great.
    Suggested by   @gagneet
  15. I like to describe this one as a delicious mix of humor, heart, and the utterly bizarre.
    Suggested by   @kaydbug89
  16. Anansi Boys
    It's a spin off of American Gods, which I really liked. But I *loved* this one. Very funny and good story with some twists.
    Suggested by   @supabg
  17. LOVE all of these suggestions you guys! Keep em coming!
  18. Wonder
    Literally should be required reading for every human. So. Damn. Good. Plus, will be a movie later this year with Julia Roberts and the adorable kid from Room.
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  19. The Royal We
    I mean, it's basically Will and Kate fan fiction but dammit it's engrossing and entertaining and I read all 500+ pages in a day. Plus, I think it's only $3.99 right now!
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  20. All the Light We Cannot See
    One that'll stick with you and you'll find yourself thinking about months later.
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  21. The Hate U Give
    Just read this last week and damn if it isn't the most timely and relevant and realest book out there. I cried multiple times but worth it. READ IT.
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  22. And the follow up, Furiously Happy👌🏻👌🏻
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
  23. One day
    Such a beautiful and touching book - forget the movie it didn't live up to the book at all. Read it instead. I couldn't put it down when I read it the first time or second or third.This is a story that takes you on a journey of complicated love and true friendship. A must read!
    Suggested by   @DanielaM
  24. Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
    Strange and lovely and short and ambiguous. Read it for class and haven't stopped recommending it.
    Suggested by   @ellenh
  25. Public Relations
    This is some good chic lit!!!
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel