I don’t know about you, but for some reason I always catch up on reading during summertime. It’s not even that I’m less busy — I’m working, interning, and taking classes this summer — but perhaps it’s just that relaxed state of mind that makes me want to get comfortable and crack open a book. Either way, here’s what I’ve been reading over the last month or so.
This #1 New York Times Bestseller is en route to changing my life and revolutionizing the organization industry, as well as the world’s perception on “things.” If you love cleaning or loathe it, you’ll get something out of this book. Kondo refines the way we view our belongings, our homes, and our space. Definitely recommend to anyone in the process of moving, renovating, or simply wanted to start over in their home.
I originally bought this book for a class I took in the spring and, to be honest, I only read a chapter or two during the semester. While intriguing and applicable to anyone nearing college graduation, I wasn’t able to find time to sit down with it. However, after working and interning this summer, I’ve felt a need to call upon this book. It’s full of exercises, anecdotes, and generally interesting information about humans and their career choices. If you’re looking to get more out of your current job or possibly switch paths, this book is for you.
This is my “fun” read. Another #1 New York Times Bestseller, Walter tells a captivating story about real people, real lives, and real dreams. I was first interested by the Italian coastline cover and contemporary Californian characters, but have discovered the book tells much more than any regular Hollywood story.
I purchased this book in anticipation of moving to New York City for the summer, working in fashion, and potentially interacting with New York’s elites (which so far, the closest I’ve gotten is the lobby of Carmelo Anthony’s apartment lol). While the city, fashion industry, and basically, everything, was different back then, Benjamin sheds creative light on the lives of NYC Swans — those wealthy, female socialites at the center of the city’s attention. I devoured this novel in days and was even inspired to research the main characters: Truman Capote and Babe Paley. If you have any interest in fashion, journalism, or New York City, you’ll enjoy this read.
What have y’all been reading this summer? Let me know — I need some new material!