Theres nothing more relaxing than a good pager-turner at the beach in summer. I’ve never been a reader and one day passing time at Target I came across #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, it quickly became a huge life changer to get back into reading.

Something about summer makes reading more appealing. Maybe its because I travel more, It’s a bit more relaxing, or because theres a few more hours of daylight. Either way, I’m going to share a few titles on my summer reading list with you today.

Scroll down for the top 6 books I recommend reading this summer…



1. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

If you love a good girl power story, this will inspire you to build your own empire. #GIRLBOSS is an example that success comes in different ways for everyone. You don’t have to go to an Ivy league or even be popular in high school. Just follow your gut, break the rules and let your freak fly.



2. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

This book changed my life. Jen writes each chapter as a a reminder of things we already know, uses whit and texture to make you think about those situations differently. She includes how powerful positive thinking is, ‘source energy’ / your higher power, being organized, diligent determination for your every day life. She analyzes habits and atmosphere. It’s refreshing and positively enlightening!



3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I’m totally into life changing / eye opening books if you couldn’t tell. This is about a young shepherd named Santiago and his journey is to find the greatest treasure in the world. We follow Santiago to Egypt after having recurring dreams of finding the treasure there. He encounters crazy adventures, people and travels great distances on his quest. Little does he know that his greatest treasure is actually deep within himself.



4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.



5. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.


6. The After Party: A Novel by Anton DiSclafani

A vintage gossip girl- Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are twenty-five, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is.


Which of these books will you put on your summer reading lists?


XO, Maria



1 Comment

  1. Cyndi meyer
    June 15, 2017 / 7:36 am

    The After Party would be on my list!