Hello everyone :) You may be surprised to know that we actually all thoroughly enjoy curling up (or laying out) with a good book! Reading good books just gives the soul so much more satisfaction than watching shows or movies in our opinion! We totally understand that most of the time Netflix and chill is much more time-convenient, but now that summer vacation time is here we promise you won't regret putting the time in with one of these goodies! We have so many favorites, we will just start with ten though, a nice well-rounded list. Please comment your favorites for us to add to our lists!

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne: This film/book is more of a self-improvement type than anything. We don't want to spoil anything, but inside the pages of this book we have learned how to maximize our potential, make our dreams come true, and find inner peace.
  2.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A CLASSIC. Even if you have already read this book, read it again. 
  3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: This is a quick and easy read, considering it is almost impossible to put down. A "psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives". Oh, and the book is loads better than the movie by the way.
  4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: This fictional book follows two French sisters, one a rule-keeper and one a rebel, during WWII's German invasion of France. It highlights the value of strong women and is beautifully written. *Thank you book club for this one*
  5. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown: Another one that is MUCH better than the movie. Dan Brown has quite a few quite addicting books, this one is probably the most well-known of all of them. You've heard of it for a reason, it's amazing and one of those books that makes you feel smarter and more adventurous just for having read it.
  6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: The autobiography of a brilliant, young neurosurgeon diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Kalanithi explores life and achievement and all of the big questions while staring death in the face.
  7. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney: A 2016 Bestseller, The Nest tells multiple character's stories from the same dysfunctional NYC family who each have their own set of unique problems. This book makes you think about the way that money and reputation can make or break a person as well as the importance of responsibility in relationships. Warning: it's a mature read with some sexual content and language. 
  8. The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright: Based on the true story of a boy who was kidnapped in India to be later adopted by an oblivious family from America and his quest to find himself and his family. 
  9. All the Light We Cannot See: Anthony Doerr: Here's another one from the WWII era, a beautifully tragic story of a blind French girl and an inventive German boy. It reads like dessert, but will tug at your heartstrings like no other. 
  10. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: This book is no joke, it's like a million pages long, but it inspired an entire musical that has obsessed the whole country so it must be good. If there were ever a historical biography that was actually fun to read, this is it. Hamilton's character and accomplishments are so fascinating you couldn't make this stuff up for fiction.