In our downtime this summer, we hope to relax with a glass of iced tea in one hand, and a good book in the other.
What books are you reading this summer?
1. The Silver Star – Jeanette Walls
We loved Jeanette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, and can’t wait to dive into her newest novel about the two young sisters who venture across the country in search of family after their mother leaves them to chase her own dreams.
2. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
An inspiring novel about a woman’s twelve month adventure to find happiness and inner peace in the things that really matter in life.
3. Wild - Cheryl Strayed
This memoir is a fascinating read about a woman who hikes 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail (a trail spanning from Mexico to Canada) to escape her past and begin a healing journey.
4. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris
We’re big David Sedaris fans here at Stash Tea. This collection of essays which traces his unique travel experiences and offbeat encounters is sure to be a humorous read!
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
You’ve probably seen the movie, and maybe even read the book years ago, but it’s one of those stories we can’t get enough of. Charlie, a smart misfit, tries to “participate” in life. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a brilliant story about the highs and lows of growing up, love, and finding yourself.
6. Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman
Tom, an opinionated lighthouse keeper, moves to an isolated island in Australia for a new job with his wife, Isabel. They arrive to discover a boat washed up onshore containing a dead man and a living baby. This is a brilliant story with compelling characters making tough life decisions, in search of what is right.
7. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
This popular novel is a suspenseful story about a woman who disappears on the night of her fifth wedding anniversary- nowhere to be found, is her husband to blame?
8. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
A miracle drug has bought Hazel, a teenage girl battling terminal lung cancer, a few more years of life; however she is anything but naive about what her future holds. Her life is changed when she meets Augustus Waters at Cancer Kid Support Group. The Fault in Our Stars explores what it means to be alive and in love, in the most non-conventional sense.
9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
This is a brilliant story about an author living in London after World War II in search of her next book subject. She discovers a letter addressed to her from a man she’s never met. The man is a native of Guernsey, the British Island once occupied by the Nazis. As they exchange letters, she is fascinated by the unfamiliar world of this man and his friends- members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- a club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Nazis.
10. Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close
We’ve heard great things about this lighthearted summer read. Three women experience heartbreak, career changes, love, and family pressures together – while seemingly everyone they know is getting married.