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Simon's Summer Reading List

Just like any good bookworm, our friend Simon loves to curl up with a good book. Check out his top picks for summer reading to wind down your season.

life is crap summer reading list

Grab your beach bag and crack open a good book before summer is gone!

For Adults

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered - Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Taken from the minds of the famous "My Favorite Murder" podcasters, Karen and Georgia tell life stories, learn about themselves, and of course, talk about spooky stuff.

City Of Girls - Elizabeth Gilbert
The author of Eat Pray Love is back with a romantic novel. A woman goes on a journey to find herself and learns a lot in the process. Critics say this one is a page-turner.

The Testaments - Margaret Atwood
The sequel to The Handmaids Tale! Fans of the movie will love this novel, where answers to questions you've been wondering the answer to will be fulfilled.

Becoming - Michelle Obama
Obama spends time in these pages reflecting on her time before, during, and after the White House. See what happened behind closed doors during her time as First Lady and learn about the life behind the beloved public figure.

Howard Stern Comes Again - Howard Stern
This memoir follows Stern as he leaves commercial radio and joins Sirius XM. This is Stern's third novel and gives readers the inside scoop on his favorite interviews including Lady Gaga, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.

Red, White, & Royal Blue - Casey McQuiston
This classic take on a Cinderella story is given a 2019 update. What will happen when the son of the US president and the 4th in line for the England throne fall for each other?

Stalingrad - Vasily Grossman
Translated from Russian, this novel tells the story of a family and the assault that happened on the Soviet Union in 1942. The author humanizes his character while using imagery and wartime language to make the story come alive at all ends.

Disappearing Earth - Julia Phillipps
Two girls in Russia go missing and an entire community is affected. Read the story of the struggle they face while appreciating the author's gift to make the character of Russia come alive as well.

For Young Adults

The Rest Of The Story - Sarah Dessen
Sailor goes to visit her late mother's relatives for the summer. While at first, she isn't too keen on going there, she finds that there's more to the story than what she knows. Dessen's storytelling abilities for young adults continue to resonate with readers and will have you binge-reading this novel over a couple of days at the beach.

Ziggy Stardust & Me - James Brandon
LGBT voices were few and far between years ago, but in 2019, they're alive and well. Jonathan Collins finds himself alone, so he goes to his imagination to get away from it all. Then he meets someone who will change his life forever. 

All Eyes On Us - Kit Frick
When two girls are stalked by a private number, their lives are turned upside down. Each is hiding a secret. See what unfolds with this thriller and romance novel. 

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