Summer Reading List

 

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There is nothing better than lying in the sunshine reading a great book.

I love to read and power through books like people do movies. I believe that reading is the closest you ever get to dreaming while you are awake. Mostly a memoir kinda girl. I love to read about people’s lives probably in hopes of improving my own one. I find biography and peoples stories utterly fascinating.

I love to read fashion memoirs, interesting fiction, comedy writers, the classics basically anything. And i rarely don’t finish a book even if it’s horrible i force myself to read it and end up resenting the author and myself after.

Here is the top 5 books I read this summer.


Sex object -A memoir Jessica Valenti

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My first Jessica Valenti novel. A novel that examines the toll sexism takes in modern-day life. At first i was a little put off  as the novel begins with a series of vignettes about her experiences in feeling objectified & sexually harassed. Tales of cat callers, flashers lurking creeping men that seemed to fall within constantly in her path. And gave you sense of creepy men behind every street corner. But the book did take a turn mid way with a real honest, gritty and even funny insights & confessions on relationships, womanhood and motherhood.


The Girls– A novel Emma Cline

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Set in northern California, at the end of the 1960s. A teenager girl is seduced by a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader.

Inspired by the Charles Manson “family” cult and the grizzly murders. I was drawn by the era & the artwork on book cover. The story moves back and forth between the summer of 1969 and the present day. It is a wonderful novel about how one event can color your life and how one moment can seal your fate for ever.


Tales from the back row – Amy Odell

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I adored this fashion memoir. Reading it in 1 day.  A collection of personal essays about what it’s like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. This memoir is a  smart, witty & light-hearted take on the fashion industry and all that comes with it.


The anti cool girl – Rosie Waterland

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Probably my favorite read of the summer. By an Australian author  Rosie Waterland.

Growing up in housing commission.With two addicts for parents, she grew up amidst rehab stays, narrow escapes from drug dealers and a merry-go-round of dodgy boyfriends in her mother’s life. All told with an amazing amount of dark wit and honest insight.

The best description ‘If Augusten Burroughs and Lena Dunham abandoned their child in an Australian housing estate, she’d write this heartbreaking, hilarious book. It made me laugh uproariously, then feel terrible for her, then laugh all over again. Sorry, Rosie.’ Dominic Knight, The Chaser.

And given my love for Lena Dunham & Augusten Burroughs and having had an Australian up bringing. This memoir is hilarious and one of the best i have read in a long while.


 

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