Rust’s Summer Reading List
I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I did make one “resolution” this year, which I like to refer to as more of a personal challenge (because challenge just makes it a little bit more competitive, ya know?).
That challenge? To read a book a week. So ideally, 52 books in 2019, give or take.
I’m proud (and a tad smug) to say that I completed my challenge ahead of schedule, currently sitting at 57 books and counting.
Which is why I wanted to create this summer reading list. I’ve got all of these amazing recommendations and no one to share them with, so we’re killing two birds with one stone.
Brilliant reads for you, the gift of giving for me.
To keep things simple, I’ve broken down the list into categories so it’s easier to rifle through. And if you do happen to read any of these beauties, make sure to tag me on Instagram so we can gossip about characters and plot holes.
Risk & Resilience – Lisa Messenger
Light is the New Black – Rebecca Campbell
The Friendship Cure – Kate Leaver
The Universe Has Your Back – Gabby Bernstein
Letting Go – David Hawkins
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling
Island Home – Tim Winton
How to Fail – Elizabeth Day
I Miss You When I Blink – Mary Laura Philpott
Breaking Badly – Georgie Dent
Trick Mirror – Jia Tolentino
I Might Regret This – Abbi Jacobson
Not That Kind Of Girl – Lena Dunham
Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield Thomas (this one is more businessy, but still brill!)
Eggshell Skull – Bri Lee
She Said – Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
My Friend Anna – Rachel Williams
Normal People – Sally Rooney
Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney
One Day – David Nicolls
The Pisces – Melissa Broder
Promising Young Women – Caroline O’Donoghue
Heartburn – Nora Ephron
Words in Deep Blue – Cath Crowley
Emergency Contact – Mary H.K. Choi
Light & Easy
Starcrossed – Minnie Drake
The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
Playing with Matches – Hannah Orenstein
While You Were Reading – Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus
Great Books That Don’t Fit Into the Above Categories
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – Holly Ringland
Sweetbitter – Stephanie Danler
Skin – E.M. Reapy
The Female Persuasion – Meg Wolizter
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Expectation – Anna Hope
Outline – Rachel Cusk
Until the next brew,
Viv + Team Rust
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