Summer Reading List

With no ocean in Vienna Summer is time for straight up pool side chilling. And apart from a cool drink what every poolside person needs is a good book to relax back with while you soak up some of the summer rays. Here is my top summer picks so far.

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

fates-and-furies.jpgLauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. Exploring the theme that even two people who live together intimately can end up feeling they hardly know each other. First half of the novel is told by the husband and the second half by the wife. Exploring the theme that there is always 2 sides to one story.

When you find out the world is against you by Kelly Oxford

when-you-find-out-the-world-is-against-you_1.jpgTwitter celebrity Kelly Oxford is known for her hilarious tweets about motherhood and life. A funny and honest collection of essays and observations surrounding parenthood, anxiety and even politics. An easy read but to be honest I was a little disappointed as I was expecting much more from this book after reading her first novel – Everything is perfect when you’re a liar. Which I absolutely loved.

Too fat, too slutty, too loud the rise and reign of the unruly woman by Anne Helen Petersen

too-fat-too-slutty-too-loud_1An analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman.  Thoughtfully written and thought-provoking  look on female celebrity and feminist culture.

A Little Thing Called Life By Linda Thompson

162594.jpg God knows I love a memoir. Linda Thompson is a completely uninteresting woman of no real merit but the fact she dated and lived with Elvis Presley and later married Bruce Jenner was just to tempting it was begging for me to read. I loved the first part of the book that chronicled her relationship with Elvis Presley and what life was like at Graceland from there it kind of went downhill but an easy poolside guilty read for anyone.

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Happy Summer reading.

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