As the sun-kissed days of summer start to wane, it's time to grab a cozy blanket, a refreshing drink, and soak up the last rays of summer sun while you immerse yourself in a good book :)
If you've closed up shop when it comes to lounging by the pool, you can enjoy a picnic in the park or simply relax on your porch or stoop. Take your book outside, make it a date! These reads are the perfect companions to make the most of these bittersweet late summer moments.
"Writers and Lovers" by Lily King
The enchanting world of aspiring writer Casey Peabody is filled with navigating the trials of love, loss, and creative passion. Lily King's "Writers and Lovers" takes us on a journey through Casey's life as she grapples with grief, romantic relation- and situationships, and the pursuit of her dreams. Set against the picturesque backdrop of New England, this book captures the essence of self-discovery and the intricate threads that connect us all. With King's vivid prose and relatable characters, this novel is a heartwarming reminder that life's uncertainties can lead to unexpected and fulfilling adventures.
"All About Love" by bell hooks
In a world that often feels divided, bell hooks' "All About Love" shines like a beacon of wisdom and compassion. As the days grow shorter, take this opportunity to really dive into hooks' exploration of love in all its forms. Through insightful essays, hooks talks about the complexities of love, from self-love to romantic relationships and beyond. With thought-provoking analyses and a profound understanding of human emotions, this book invites readers to reflect on their own experiences and perceptions of love. Let hooks' words remind you of the power of connection and empathy, making this a perfect read to ponder as summer fades into autumn.
"Life of the Party" by Olivia Gatwood
For those looking for a poetry collection that's as fierce and empowering as a late summer thunderstorm, "Life of the Party" by Olivia Gatwood is a must-read. Gatwood's verses tackle themes of womanhood, identity, and resilience with raw honesty and unapologetic strength. Her words are like lightning bolts that strike at the heart of societal norms, leaving a lasting impression. Gatwood's poetry is sure to ignite your passion, challenge your perceptions, and inspire you to embrace your true self with unwavering confidence.