Summer Books

Here we go, finally! I didn’t read nearly as much this summer as I would have liked.  (I spent much of the time reading a heavy non-fiction book, which I still haven’t finished.). I read a few really good books this summer, and it’s sad to say, but I forgot how wonderful it is to actually read …..

May- Love What Matters418zGbohBsL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

This book actually comes from a Facebook page.  This is an organization that promotes love and respect and true humanity, without pushing a political agenda, and does so by allowing people to share their “heart” stories to the page.  The book is a compilation of those stories; some sad, some funny, and some everywhere in between.  I bought this book during final’s week last year, and promptly went home after a test to read it.  It made me cry, but made my heart feel overwhelming happy.  Really, this book is like a more mature/ poignant version of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

August- The Knife of Never Letting Go, Inferno

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a mix of dystopian and Sci-Fi.  It’s the story of a town where everyone can hear each other’s thoughts, and the consequences that has.  It’s written by Patrick Ness, and he has quickly become one of my favorite authors.  It’s written in vernacular, and the style of the writing reminded me a lot of Huckleberry Finn.  This book hurt to read, but it was captivating and heartfelt.  This book is the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy, and I’ve begun hunting wildly for the remaining books.

I have mentioned before that I really like Dan Brown.  I love that his books inspire conversations, and present really interesting, though completely fictitious theories.  Just this morning, I finished Inferno, inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.  This is one piece of literature I know very little about, though it is on my reading list for this year.  This story takes place in Florence, and Venice, Italy, which are places I am desperate to travel to and was action packed and full of history and symbolism.  This particular story focused on the issue of over population and the moral conflict of that.  While getting settled into college and dealing with all that entails, this was a good book to decompress to.

What books have you been reading this summer?  I’d love to hear any suggestions.

Ciao for now,

Julia

 

 

 

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