Lifestyle Literature


If you haven’t found a good summer read to go with your glass of rosé, no worries—we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best books that are making waves this summer!

Days of Awe by AM Homes

Let’s not pretend that we do not have our eyes glued to the news lately. With all the news lately, Days of Awe will take you into an intellectual collection of anxieties of modern-day America. This is the author’s second collection of stories in three decades. Homes won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2013, so you know her stories are worth the read.

Florida by Lauren Groff

This reading selection will have you laughing out loud with frequent stops into the wild and mysterious landscapes of Florida. Florida is a collection of essays about the climate and history of the sunshine state. You’ll be introduced to many whimsical and intriguing characters as you learn about love, despair and pleasure mixed with pain.

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

One of America’s most beloved actors, Tom Hanks brings us Uncommon Type: Some Stories. This book is fantastic if you are looking for heart-warming, kind stories that are riddled with empathy. Each story features a new typewriter woven into a beautiful tale.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Making Oprah’s book list, An American Marriage introduces us to newlyweds Celestial and Roy. On their journey of Roy’s 12-year sentence, Celestial believes he is innocent. With each day that passes, Celestial takes comfort in her childhood friend, Andre. This is a story of strength, insight and the journey of a soul.


My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown by Meera Lee Patel

My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown enlightens us through inspirational quotes, musings and questions that evoke deep thought. This book is her newest publication on top of her Patel’s best-selling novel Start Where You Are. After opening this book, you will feel inspired to conquer the day!

Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Pick up any Zadie Smith novel and you’re sure to find strength and beauty in every sentence. Her newest collection of essays, titled Feel Free, she questions the modern world. Smith dives deep into the meaning of Facebook and what we will tell the future generation about global warming. This collection of essays will be one that you won’t be able to put down.

Neon in Daylight by Hermoine Hoby

Neon in Daylight is Hoby’s first novel; dazzled with insight, intellect and intrigue. The story follows a young lady named Kate who arrived in New York from England. She finds herself with the daunting tasks of calling her pessimistic boyfriend from back home and watching over a cat named Joni Mitchell. Her days are forever changed when she is introduced to a charming man named Bill and his daughter, Inez.

Get to reading, vinas! We will be back with new selections in August.

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