It’s that exciting time of year again: Time for a summer to-read list! Thanks to my current in-between state of having just graduated undergrad but not yet started law school, I have an entire Glorious Summer of Reading for Fun ahead of me, which I haven’t had in years. The past few summers were filled with prep reading for studying abroad at Oxford and research for my honors thesis, so I haven’t had full reign over what I’ve read in a while. But now we’re back in that sweet spot, and I can’t wait to dive into those books! Here are just a few of the books that I’m hoping to read this summer:
When I was in middle school I bought a used copy of this book for a dime from the used book room in my library’s basement. Let’s all take a minute to acknowledge that it is a full decade later and I still have yet to read it?!?! I’m making it a mission to finally get around to reading it this summer.
I love a good empowering memoir, and this seems like a perfect next place to turn! I’m also hoping she talks a bit about her career as an attorney–as someone starting law school soon, I could use all the advice I can get.
I finally watched the movie adaptation of this book for the first time this past semester, and I think it’s high time that I finally read the book series that goes along with it. Not only was the movie hilarious, but I also love how it’s set in Brighton, England, a place I visited one weekend when I was abroad. It has a little soft spot in my heart!
This is another book whose movie adaptation I recently watched and loved. Although this story is adorable, I’ve heard that the movie differs quite a bit from the book in terms of tone, characterization, and small details of the family and her relationship. I’m really intrigued to see what the differences are and how it affects my thoughts on the story overall.
A friend lent me this book around the midway point of the semester and then things got really hectic and busy… and I still haven’t finished it (whoops!). This book is also high on my list due to the intense, terrifying abortion controversies going on the United States recently… definitely a relevant book for this summer!
It’s a secret dream of mine to be a judge someday, so what better book to read than the memoir of a Supreme Court justice? I’m about a third of the way through the audiobook version now and it’s already inspiring, powering, and incredibly moving. I can’t wait to read the rest!
My friends and I at Wheaton always used to joke that we were like the girls in this book–connected by our random objects that we all shared. But seeing as I have yet to see the movie or read the book, I didn’t get that reference very much. It’s definitely time to fix that!
What books are you hoping to read this summer? Any thoughts on the ones I’ve listed here? Let me know in the comments section below!