I shared out a summer reading list last year and it was a hit so I thought I’d share my list for this summer!
This summer’s list is a bit longer as I have more trips planned (which being honest, is the only time I can sit for hours and read!).
If you’re really perceptive, you might even notice some books that are on both lists. I’m a really scattered reader and tend to move from book to book which means some take me a looong time to finish! ???? But the good news is that if it’s making the list again, I really enjoyed it because I’m still chugging with it a year later!
One last thing I should mention is that I’m reading more SLP related books than ever. I’ve been wanting to read many of these for a while now and decided to prioritize them since I won’t be returning to full time school work next year (so my brain can handle continued SLP things). If you’re looking for more non-speech recommendations, last year’s list might be worth looking over, or just skip to the bottom of this list! 🙂
Without further adieu, here’s my reading list for this summer. Note that all of the links are Amazon affiliate links so if you decide to purchase through them, I may earn a small commision. ????
- NeuroTribes – My number 1 pick for the summer! I loved Uniquely Human (from last summer) and have heard this is similar.
- Language at the Speech of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It
- My Stroke of Insight
- Be Different
- Ghost Boy
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – I’ve read this one before from the library and finally decided to buy it so I can read it over and over.
- Tribe of Mentors – This is a repeat from last year but I just love this book. I love pulling it out and reading just one interview (only take ~5-10 minutes) when I only have a few minutes.
- The Second Mountain – I found this one at Costco lately and it looks amazing! I listened to a book summary of it recently and was hooked.
- Educated – I rarely read non self-help books (which is something I’m working on haha) but this definitely made the list based on several recommendations from friends.
- Dare to Lead – Everything that I’ve read from Brene Brown has been amazing so I expect nothing less from this one!
Also, I wanted to mention an app I got recently called Blinkist. It provides 15 minute audio and text summaries of popular books and I’m OBSESSED. I’ve listened to over 25 already since buying the app a couple weeks ago (it’s a subscription for a year).
I feel like many books take one point and rehash it over and over (especially in the self-help section). Blinkist lets me listen to the main ideas and if I love them, I can check out the full book from the library. Then, if I really love it, I buy it used off Amazon!
Hope this post gave you some new books ideas to check out this summer!