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10 Books to Read for August

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Summer is almost over. I know, it makes me want to cry too. But hey, it’s not over until it’s over. There are still plenty of opportunities to veg out on the beach or the pool or even on your own couch and curl up with a good book. I have read a few, and still have a few on my list, that I wanted to share here. So many of you have been suggesting amazing books. If you have any to recommend, please leave them in the comments below.


by Huraki Murakami

Men Without Women

I will almost always purchase the latest Murakami book and I am so excited to see that this new one was just released!

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

This is such a classic book that if you have not read it yet, now is the time. I love the writing and it reminds me of summer.

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by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning

I did an entire blog post about the impact this amazing book had on my life. I strongly suggest it. It has completely transformed my mornings.

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by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

About a month ago I asked for a suggestion on a light beach read and dozens of people told me to read this book. It is on my shelf and at the top of my list for August.

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Gretchen Ruben

The Happiness Project

I never got around to reading this book when it came out, but a dear friend suggested I pick it up recently and I am so glad that I did. It is relatable, insightful and has given me a few tips on how to live a happier life.

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by Pema Chodron

How to Meditate

As some of you know, I recently got into meditation and this book helped me figure out how. Its not just entirely about how to meditate, but it's an insightful look into the practice of living a more balanced life.

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by David Sedaris

Theft by Finding

I got hooked on David Sedaris at a young age after reading Running with Scissors. Absolutely love his sharp tongue and self deprecating sense of humor.

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by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking

Haven't read it yet, but I plan to.

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Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Kids

This is one of my favorite books from last year. If you are a romantic who loves getting lost in the truth of a love story. Do yourself a favor and pick this up.

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by Cat Marnell

How to Murder Your Life

A Former Condé Nast beauty editor divulges her struggles and secrets in this book… I have been dying to get my hands on a copy.

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  • I have seen the Happiness project around for awhile and really want to read it!

  • Great picks! 🙂

  • Ah you will LOVE Didion. Have you read any of her other work?! Blue Death is haunting, but a beautiful read.

  • Thanks for these awesome picks! I’ve heard so many good things about Murakami and his writing – but have never gotten round to reading him! I’ll have to pick up one of his books this year!

    I hope you have a great day,

  • Rach

    I heard the same thing about Crazy Rich Asians! I definitely want to read it the next time I’m on a plane!

  • I really need to read The Happiness Project. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a long time…Whoops! I’m confused about one thing though; I thought Running With Scissors was written by Augusten Burroughs?

  • sgerene

    Just a heads up, Augusten Burroughs wrote Running with Scissors.

  • Jay Brown

    The Happiness Project is an amazing book. I purchased it several years ago when I saw the author on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Each chapter is outlined to help get your life in balance by making one positive life change each month in one year! I highly recommend this book

  • Crazy Rich Asians definitely sounds entertaining! The Year of Magical Thinking looks great too!

    -Krisztina Clifton |

  • Kritsida

    Great suggestions! Summer read is the best time to motivate me to soak the sun and read some more! Excited to add some of these books to my current list. I read The Power of Habit, and that was also a great motivational read! Happy summer reading!
    x. kritsida

  • Omg I have been wanting to read Crazy Rich Asians for ages but right now Im on an Agatha Christie binge!


  • Thanks for this list- it’s great to have such a mix of different books, fiction, motivational, romance etc etc

  • Caroline

    I would add the Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles a wonderful read. But, the big question is who made the pink maillot??

  • Brenda Kelly

    Thank you for sharing! I never know what to read and these look great! I hope you continue to do posts like this one!


  • If you enjoy short stories, then I highly recommend The Breaking Point by Daphne du Maurier.

  • Niamh

    To Kill A Mocking Bird!!! Sigh.Like Oprah I too thought I was Scout…

  • Fortune Dushey

    Thank you for the recommendations! Always looking for a new read. Going to get the Miracle Mornings!

  • Stella C.

    I LOVED Crazy Rich Asians & the sequel! I’m pretty sure the book rights have been purchased for an upcoming movie. I also just finished the Cat Marnell book which I found super entertaining. She has a great writing style. The last book I read is called Bears In The Streets — its non-fiction memoir about the author’s 3 treks across Russia (from far remote cities near the Asian borders to St. Petersburg) — once in 1995, once in 2005 and most recently, 2015. I thought it was so interesting how cultures change (and stay the same) over time (and with shifting global politics) and how outsiders perceive our own American culture. Obviously, I like my summer reading! I’d love to read the Didion book next.

    Enjoy your August! Xo, Stella

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Kay Nguyen

    Great picks! I’m in search of some summer readings so I will definitely give these a try <3

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  • by Huraki Murakami

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • by Hal Elrod

  • by Kevin Kwan

  • Gretchen Ruben

  • by Pema Chodron

  • by David Sedaris

  • by Joan Didion

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • by Cat Marnell