Valerie Fitzgerald
  • Books Worth Reading This Summer




June is right around the corner, and one of the loveliest summer activities is going to the park, and enjoying the sun with a good book. We all lead incredibly busy lives, but when you do get a break, instead of binge-watching yet another TV show - consider catching up on some of the good reads out there.  Check out the following books that will make your summer more exciting:

The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin

The New York Times Book Review called it a “captivating family saga”. In the story, four siblings 
learn about the psychic who claims to tell anyone the day that they die. They then decide to hear their fortunes. This bittersweet novel became an instant best-seller, when it was released in January. Get it here.


You Think It, I’ll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld flips common assumption about class, gender roles, and relationships in the ten stories of You Think It, I’ll Say It. Reese Witherspoon liked the book so mu7ch, she acquired the rights to the story to adapted into a series starring Kristen Wiig. She said, “I really loved all the characters in this book. They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives”. Get your copy here.


Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover 

This coming-of-age memoir answers difficult questions like why people stay in cults or abusive families. The story is told by Tara Westover, the daughter of Mormon fundamentalists, who “educated” her way out of a tough situation. Get your copy here.




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