Lexa PR’s Favorite Summer Reads

Summer is almost over, so we wanted to share with you what we’ve been reading all summer. Whether it’s a nail-biting page turner or stories of inspiration, we think these picks will enhance your next night in.

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Writer, political activist, feminist, and all around badass, Gloria Steinem shares her life on the road in this poignant, funny and deeply moving memoir. From her time spent in India, to the founding of Ms. magazine, My Life on the Road is a must-read for those seeking to be inspired.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Anyone that loves NYC (cough, Chea) will be enamoured with this novel. It reads like a love letter to the city, following an 85-year-old woman on the last day of 1984 as she reflects on her life as a successful ad women and mother (the character is loosely based on real life ad women and author Margaret Fishback). If you’re looking to be swept away in the city, look no further than Lillian Boxfish.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
“Are you happy with your life?” These are the last words that protagonist Jason Dessen hears before he is knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, he realizes that his life, home, family, even he himself, might not be real. You’ll be rooting for Jason all along but wondering if you’re being duped. Enjoy this book if it is your intention to finish it in a matter of days.

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham
No one can better craft the art of fast-speaking dialogue like actress Lauren Graham. In this heart-warming memoir, Graham reveals stories of live and live while working in Hollywood. Plus, she even reflects on her time on the Gilmore Girls set. Read this book if you’re wanting to relive some Gilmore moments.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
When you need to escape the reality of your day-to-day, this book is fabulous. Not only will you feel transported back in time, but you will begin to see the magic in the world around you. This book gives you hope that anything is possible. “There are tents, I am certain, that I have not discovered in my many visits to the circus. Though I have seen a great deal of the sights, traveled a number of available paths, there are always corners that remain unexplored, doors that remain unopened.”

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
This book transforms the way you look at accounting for your business. When it comes to personal finances we are told over and over again by the experts to pay ourselves first. This book applies that ideology to business. Accounting can be the vain for many business, but this book is not by the book accounting, it gives money management an entire new positive perspective.

Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
This cookbook is terrific and filled with nourishing mind and body recipes. You will want to read the book cover to cover, and then head directly to the supermarket. The Double Chocolate Teff Cookies on page 187 will hit your sweets spot and the Wild Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes on page 142 will give you all the energy to get through a busy afternoon.