We asked the Skechers marketing team for suggestions on what everyone should be reading this summer. Here’s the top picks to get you through the hot weeks ahead:
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Costa Rica and Spain plus Rosetta Stone Spanish
Clearly, I have a plan and it includes a trip to Spain and Costa Rica. We’ll see if I return from my world tour. JK boss.
Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I couldn’t put this adorable love story down while on vacation last summer. It was the perfect beach-side read!
The Glitter Plan by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore
I love The Glitter Plan because it’s the story about how a once prominent fashion company came to be and the decisions that ultimately led it its demised.
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
For someone who enjoys cooking this book was such a great find! I love his writing style. He’s funny and clever and he loves his French Culinary terms. A perfect summer read for those who want to take a closer look into the culinary world.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
I know I am slow to the dance on this one (came out 2008), but I just picked it up and can’t put it down (except to come to work). Powerful story, strong writing, and great female characters from a British author.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Managing/Coaching other people has it’s challenges and the Power of Habit helps the reader to understand why others do what they do, why we do what we do; then shows you how to influence change in others and well as yourself. Helps you realize “Change” isn’t as difficult as you might think.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
It’s a dystopian sci-fi adventure about video games and 80’s pop culture—pretty much everything you want in a light summer book! I couldn’t put it down and read the whole thing on a flight back from France last month so you’ll have time for the boring tomes everyone else suggested when you’re done with this one. Did I say 80’s pop culture?
Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
I read Gone Girl before the movie came out, so wanted to check out her other books. They all feature strong female characters and the themes are very dark and mysterious. Good summer reads, since they are page-turners that don’t require much analysis!
The Small of Children’s Backs by Lidia Yuknavitch
I just started reading this, but I was drawn to it because it’s about redemption, art, and heartache.
Yes, Yes Cherries by Mary Otis
Though I don’t normally gravitate to short stories, I found this collection alive with relate able characters–complete with wonderful imperfections. A perfect summer travel companion–especially for short flights.
Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
Yoga Girl is my favorite read because she is very motivating in a way that is not typical for a yoga person. She is not a cookie cutter yogi. She drinks wine, gets mad and speaks her mind using the “F” word if she feels like.
Have you read any of the books we love? Let us know and share your favorite picks for summer reading in the comments!