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6 Summer Must-Reads to Dive Into This Season

Jul 21, 2020Rise Bar Team

Are you searching for the perfect books to read this summer?

Whether you’re looking to get lost in fiction or improve your situation with self-help books, our summer reading list has you covered.

These six books are perfect for bringing to the beach or keeping you entertained indoors when the temperatures creep too high.

The best part? You don’t have to write a book report for school when you finish them.

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6 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List ASAP

These bestsellers are equal parts fun, engaging, and eye-opening.

Pick one up on your own or start a book club to read one with your friends and family. You’ll find something for everyone:

#1. Self Care by Leigh Stein

In Self Care by Leigh Stein, two female co-founders find themselves in the middle of a PR nightmare when someone from the company tweets a terrible message to the President’s daughter. Throw in a misconduct scandal, and you have a tasty recipe for binge-worthy reading.

As noted in the book’s description, Self Care gives you a glimpse into what’s going on behind the perfectly-filtered lives of top wellness influencers, and it’s worse than anyone could have imagined.

#2. Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea

Physician Sandro Galea explores how Americans spend a fortune on healthcare despite living shorter lives and dealing with more health problems than citizens of other well-off countries in his book Well.

Sandro’s book shows readers why we are focusing on the wrong things when it comes to our health, and what we should be thinking about instead. If you’re hoping to work on your health during quarantine, this one’s a no-brainer.

#3. Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

What if there was a way to create a healthier, happier, more productive, and creative life by simply adding more order to our daily routines? That’s exactly what well-known self-help guru Gretchen Rubin discusses in her latest book Outer Order, Inner Calm.

Pick up a copy, and you’ll learn how to avoid “procrasticlearing” things, as Gretchen calls it, accumulating hoards of stuff you don’t use, and why minimalism isn’t the answer either, among other helpful topics.

For more tips on removing clutter and clearing your mind, check out our guide on the topic next!

#4. One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer, Ph.D.

In One Small Step Can Change Your Life, psychologist Robert Maurer shows you the ancient Japanese art of kaizen, which helps you ease into new habits to transform your life.

Rather than overwhelming you with too many changes at once, Dr. Maurer shows you how to take a small step approach and visualize change so you can finally make a significant impact in your life the easy way.

#5. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani teaches readers how to break free from traditional thinking to tap into their own mind to create success on their own terms.

Instead of relying on outdated beliefs, Vishen shows you how to remove these systems so you can redefine what success, happiness, and purpose look like to you. Then you’ll discover what it takes to achieve all three.

#6. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

When you need a break from working on yourself, you can get lost in a good story and forget that we’re still dealing with COVID-19 and quarantine. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner delivers all the high-society shenanigans you need to escape reality.

In this tale, two estranged friends rekindle their friendship at a wedding set in a beautiful Cape Cod mansion. As the event of the summer, there’s tons of drama to unfold on each page. And you’ll feel as if you’re one of the invited guests despite being cooped-up sans summer party invites.

Time To Dive Into This List of Books to Read This Summer

With six books to choose from, you may not want to settle for just one, and we can’t blame you there.

Pick up one of the self-help books, and you may finish the summer season feeling, thinking, and acting like a better person than when it started. And that will do a world of good for your mental and physical well-being, especially with the stresses of quarantine still upon us.

You can also add a book full of fun drama for a mental outlet when you’re too busy or stressed to make serious life changes. This escape may be just as beneficial.

Don’t forget to share our list of books to read this summer with your friends and family so you can have fun chatting about everything that happened in each chapter.

Author: Devan Ciccarelli 
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