A Reading List That’ll Carry You Into Autumn

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop reading for pleasure once it’s time to begin reading for school. One of my favorite ways to calm down after a stressful day is picking up my current read and immersing myself in a world that is not my own.

So while you’re transitioning into colder months, and not only your closet from daisy dukes to cashmere sweaters, pick up these reads on your way home from a busy day. What better way to help you ease away from hot days on concrete laying by the pool, to shorter nights snuggled under blankets.

All of the books are linked to Amazon.


  • Leopoldine Core, When Watched: StoriesA collection of short stories about coming of age, sexuality, and love. Phenomenal writer and poet.
  • Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter: My absolute favorite book. Who couldn’t love a storyline centered around wine, the big city, and a little romance?
  • Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park: A quick read, but highly recommended.


  • Orion Carloto, FluxOrion is an amazing poet. I have yet to pick up a copy, but from what I’ve read of hers–I know it’s great.
  • Michael Faudet, Dirty Pretty ThingsAnother book I am dying to get my hands on. His style is perfect for colder/lonely days.
  • Lang Leav, Love & MisadventureOne of my favorite poetry books. Leav is truly talented.


  • Patti Smith, Just Kids: I’m currently reading this now, and I am so fascinated by her wisdom and curious mind.
  • Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: I love Paris and the 1920’s. This memoir is centered around his time in Paris during the 1920’s; truly a classic.
  • Cat Marnell, How to Murder Your Life: A Memoir: I can’t relate to addiction and more less drug addiction. But Marnell, who’s a previous editor in all things Conde Nast, tells tales of her struggles and addiction during her time working with Janexo and former Lucky magazine. My favorite memoir hands down, and those interested in the magazine/writing/beauty business would highly enjoy.
  • Ruth Reichl, Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table: I read this originally for public speaking in college and most of my peers found it being a total bore; however, I enjoyed watching someone’s life unfold through food and her journey of cooking.

If you have any recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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