Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Five: 06.06.14

Happy Friday, all! One of my absolute favorite parts of summer is having the sun on my face and a good book (and a beverage) in hand. This week's Friday Five is dedicated to some of my favorite summer reads.

1. The emotional love story: Me Before You, Jo Jo Moyes. If you are looking for a summer romance and/or in need of a good cry, this one is for you. This emotional story is a quick page turner, perfect for any beach vacation.

2. Dark Humor: This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper. If you haven't already read this book, I suggest picking it up before it becomes the end of summer block buster movie ,featuring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. I rarely get excited about seeing a movie after reading the book, but after seeing the cast I think this will be a good one.

3. A Classic: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith. A true coming of age story that candidly depicts the universal struggles of a young girl about to enter adulthood.

4. Non-Fiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot. For those looking for a non-fiction read, I suggest the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This book is certain to make you think and will definitely teach you something about yourself by reading it. The story of Henrietta is one of science, ethics and a woman who has given so much of herself to modern medicine.

5. Side-Splitting Comedy: Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris. Stuck with family on a summer vacation and need a good laugh? Pick this up immediately. David Sedaris hilariously tells his life story in a series of short essays about his family that will undoubtedly make you laugh out loud.

Have any others to add to the list? Mention them in the comments!

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