7 Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List
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7 Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List

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7 Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List
Shea Ward

7 amazing books I've binged this summer that you should too!

(Significantly cheaper to buy all these books on Amazon!)

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris 

This book is a suspenseful thriller that follows the marriage of Jack and Grace, who never spend a moment apart. So what is it- the perfect marriage, or the perfect lie?

Reading this book is like watching a movie.

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Ruth Jefferson is an experienced labor and delivery nurse until a white supremacist couple prohibits Ruth, an African American, from touching their child. But when the baby goes into cardiac arrest and Ruth is the only nurse in the room, what will she do and what will the consequences be?

This book is unbelievably well written. It demonstrates the pervasiveness of American racism in an incredible and very eye-opening way by starting a conversation about race and prejudice. I would recommend reading this book 2000%

Genre: Novel

Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

This book focuses on Alicia Berenson, who is a famous painter that shoots her husband Gabriel in the face 5 times and never says another word. Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber has only one goal, and it is to break Alicias silence and understand why she did what she did.

I could not put this book down. This psychological mystery makes for quite the thriller.

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

Mark Mansons bottom line is that we give too many f*cks. We give too many f*cks about how we look, the expensive car we don't drive, and the guy that cut us off on the freeway. His mantra is f*ck positivity, things get f*cked up and life can be f*cked up and we have to learn how to make the best, how to move forward, how to embrace our fears, faults and the unknown.

I think I finished this book within hours. It is not so a self help guide rather than an eye opening think about this, and this and this book. It is direct and relatable, supported by academic research and pertinent humor.

Genre: "Selp-help" book

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti have it all- the perfect relationship, a beautiful home, and a precious baby girl, Cora. Until during a dinner party next door a horrific crime takes place. While the parents might seem to be obvious suspects, the truth is much more complex than that. How well do you know the couple next door?

I read this entire book in one day- a rollercoaster of a read.

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter struggles to balance living in a poor, mostly black neighborhood, while attending a wealthy white private school. Her world is turned upside down when she's witness to a fatal shooting, involving her childhood friend and a police officer. Starr has to overcome many challenges in both of her communities to find her voice.

Most of you that read this book will feel uncomfortable, you'll read scenes that you can't even begin to imagine- that's your privilege. Read this book, feel uncomfortable and recognize the wake up call, because this is real, this happens, this still happens and you need to read it and feel it.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

A phenomenal book based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, who survived Auschwitz. Lale was tasked with tattooing prisoners with their assigned numbers, a potent symbol of the Holocaust. This book depicts monstrous realities of the Holocaust, while exemplifying the very best of humanity despite the most atrocious circumstances.

You will cry, multiple times. Lale and Gita truly did find love in a hopeless place, they are an inspiration, a forever symbol of courage, determination and hope. Such an important read.

Genre: Historical Fiction/Biographical fiction

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