A few favorites from my summer reading list, whether at the beach, on my front porch, or barely keeping my eyes open before bed...and one even through ear buds while I worked away in the studio:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - A captivating tale of family dynamics, the interplay of overlapping lives, and the ways we love or fail to. (I listened to this on Audible.)

Beartown by Fredrik Backman
 - So much more than just a story of hockey, I was riveted by this small town and its beautifully-captured inhabitants. 

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks - Y'all know I love some personal development, and this one was an interesting take on the possibility that we - even inadvertently - prevent ourselves from enjoying the best that life has to offer us. 

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman - Such a warm-hearted, sweet story of an endearing single mother and her people - newly-found and newly-appreciated.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - I'm still listening to this one during school drop-offs and am fascinated by Noah's stories of growing up with an entirely different experience than my own. I know very little about South Africa and appreciate so much learning from his perspective.

Happy reading / listening!


  • Posted byEmily Maynard /
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