Books On My Radar

I love to read, but lately I have been having trouble really getting into a good book. It seems like it takes me 150 pages to finally dive into a book these days, and by then I’ve lost interest. So I decided to make a list of some books that have been on my radar that I think I will actually be able to indulge myself in. Nothing beats a great summer read by the pool or beachside. What are some of your summer reads?

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1.) The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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2.) The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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3.) Looking for Alaska by John Green

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4.) Friendship by Emily Gould

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5.) A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Be sure to check out these great links I’ve stumbled upon this week, too:

1.) Nothing beats some southern comfort food – this article hits the spot.

2.) Love this article on how Late Night TV needs to step up and get some women!

3.) This is so true!

4.) I’ve got to make these for breakfast, ASAP!

Finally Friday!

Who doesn’t love Fridays?! This weekend I plan on exploring the city some more and enjoying some much needed time outdoors. One of these days, I’ll have to make it to the Cape so I can get my feet back in the sand and ocean.

Some of my favorite things to do on the weekends are going on a long run outside (while simultaneously working on my tan), taking time to cook a fresh, homemade meal, catching up on my favorite Netflix shows (Mad Men, anyone?!), and making memories with friends both new and old. I also love venturing over to this awesome local grocery store, Wilson’s Farm to get local ingredients for meals and fresh cut flowers for my coffee table.

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To close out the first week of summer I wanted to share some of my favorite links:

1.) Glee stars lip-synch to Haim’s “The Wire” – my fav girl band of ALL time.

2.) 39 Reasons Studying Abroad in Italy Ruins You for Life – I just had to include this, so true.

3.) The new food everyone is going crazy about –> the churro ice cream sandwich (I’d fly out to LA for this alone).

4.) An interview with Garden & Gun’s Senior Editor – because it’s one of my favorite magazines & my dream job.

5.) I’ve got to try this Instant Ramen Noodle recipe ASAP.

6.) Inspiring article on a young entrepreneur following her dreams to open a boutique (thanks for sharing with me, Lindsey!).

7.) A great blog I stumbled upon for all of you Entry Level millennials out there!

8.) Such a great read on maintaing traditional conversation in our day-to-day lives.

 

What are some of your weekend plans?