Summer Reads

One of my favorite things about summer is the opportunity to put down the journal articles and pick up the books I’ve been dying to read. In all fairness, I do get a little reading time during the school year – a couple of fellow grad students and I started a book club that meets once a month, which has been awesome. But when the summer months roll around all I want to do is lounge in the sun with a beer and a book.

Currently Reading:

  • The Lifespan of a Fact: A pretty interesting book about how far one can stretch the truth, especially when writing non-fiction. As a psychology student, I love reading anything that relates to questioning truth.
  • One for the Money: I had read this book once before, but it was when it first came out and I didn’t remember any of it. I decided to give it another shot because I love series and am dying to get into another one.
  • Urban Homesteading: Recently I’ve become more and more interested in learning how to live a more sustainable lifestyle . And reading through this book is my first baby step.

Recent Reads:

  • Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, & Fifty Shades Freed (yes, I read ALL three and LOVED them. Thank goodness I have a Kindle). You know the story.
  • Catching Fire, Mockingjay, the 2nd and 3rd books in the Hunger Games Series. For those of you that just read the first book and haven’t picked up the others, DO IT! I wish that there were more books in the series!
  • Commencement: This was a bookclub find, about 4 girls after they graduate college. Fairly quick read and kind of entertaining, but not an instant fav.
  • Disengaged: Okay, I admit it – I like “chick lit”. And I totally got into this book.

On the list:

Any recommendations for some good summer reads? I am particularly interested in finding a new series to read. What are you currently reading?

  • Jeyna Grace

    Fifty shades seem to be the talk of the town these days.. thinking if i should pick em up.

    • treasuretromp

      the books are pretty addicting. In all honesty, not the most brilliant writing or story, but nothing like I had ever read. I think it is worth a shot reading the first one at least

  • Alex

    Dang girl, can you read or what! So impressed. The only time I ever knock out a book is on vacation, except now I can’t put down 50 shades series :)

    • treasuretromp

      I’m trying! How far you are in the 50 shades series? too good, huh?

  • anna

    wow you’re so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic!

    and hey guess what! i just started a new blog! i think i have some great ideas and i’d love if you could stop by and perhaps follow it, if you like!

    • treasuretromp

      aww, thanks!

  • BrigittaR

    You have now encouraged me to start/finish the second Hunger Games. I’ve read about ten pages!

    • treasuretromp

      good! sometimes a little peer pressure is a good thing :)

  • Regine Rafael

    Nicole! I’m loving the blog, and I love your writing. :)

    I’m a sucker for memoirs, and just finished reading “Life, On the Line: A Chef’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat” by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas. What an amazing story of how a Michelin starred chef made his way up in the culinary world, while fighting and surviving stage 4 tongue cancer. Pretty inspiring stuff! Happy summer reading! :)

    • treasuretromp

      thanks, Regine! I just started following your blog as well :)

      And that book sounds AMAZING! I’ll have to go pick it up and put it on my “to read” list

  • christen

    I’m reading 50 shades right now! Let me know if you have any really good chick-lit…I love these books! So fun and I love love stories!!

    • treasuretromp

      We should exchange book ideas for sure!

  • Sally

    Oooo I have a little summer reading list also!! Started with Jane Eyre – such a great classic!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by Me+Life+Coffee – so great to meet you!!!! Happy Sunday! Sally xoxo

    • treasuretromp

      So nice to meet you as well!

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