Summer Book Recommendations! Best Summer Books for College Girls

Its official. The Target back to school section is up. Summer is (quickly) coming to a close. I just got back from an amazing vacation in Seaside, FL. (Posts to come about it!) And bumming on the beach gave me a lot of time to read. I don’t think I’ve read for fun since middle school, but summer is the perfect time to get to those Nicholas Sparks books.

My taste in books varies. I love a cliché beach book romance. An action packed drama. Even self-help books. So hopefully my reviews are diverse enough that you can pick up one of these before we all go back to school.


  1. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

An awesome book for all you college girls out there. This autobiography/ self help book tells of Sophia Amoruso rise from broke, college dropout, to founder/ CEO of the multimillion dollar, fashion empire, Nasty Gal. It reminds us that the world doesn’t give handouts or directions to anyone, so it’s up to us #Girlbosses to take matters into our own hands to get what we want in life. In Sophia’s life rise from rags to riches, she took each failure as a lesson, and that every job and life struggle brought her to her successful career.


  1. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

It took me less than three days to read this novel, needless to say I’m obsessed. Girls in White Dresses is the story of five women post college graduation and their struggle to find happiness in love, and the workplace. This humorous and light read is perfect to bring to the beach, and everyone can relate to one of these girls. I already picked up Jennifer Close’s other two novels, and can’t wait to read on my road trip this weekend.


  1. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

I love a good Nicholas Sparks book. Unfortunately this one wasn’t made into a movie. (Please Hollywood!!) It’s a classic love tale, as all of his novels are, of a New York writer, Jeremy, making the sudden decision to move a small southern town to be with his fiancé Lexie after only a few months of dating. Family disapproval and a new culture threaten their relationship. With jealousy, finances and a pregnancy testing the already rocky relationship, the question if love can overcome obstacles.


  1. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Not exactly a typical novel, Who Moved My Cheese is a short story of four mice overcoming change in their home. This short tale is a worldwide best seller, as the tale helps adults learn how to deal with change in their lives. As much as I hate to admit it, life comes with big decisions and changes, forcing you to get out of your comfort zone.


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