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5 Summer-Worthy Books to Read Now

5 Summer-Worthy Books to Read Now

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    Aug 11, 2015   Author : admin

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Now that you have enough free time to spare this summer season, why not go to the bookstore and grab some books to read? Take a look at this list of 10 summer-worthy books to read this season as there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a smell of the crisp pages of your newly purchased book and there’s nothing more rewarding than running your fingers as you flip through its pages.

1) Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

A non-fiction book that narrates the story of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild is perfect for those who love backpacking, wandering and spending time alone. Listening to the call of the wilderness and his urge to explore, Christopher left everything back home to live a life he’s always dreamed of. A gripping story from the beginning, you will never ever put down this book once you start reading.


2) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Trail by Cheryl Strayed

You might have watched its movie counterpart but the book itself is an art on its own. A memoir told by its author, Wild is a story of a woman’s struggle to self-rediscovery and self-worth. A New York Times Best Seller, Cheryl’s prose will certainly stir your imagination and leave you speechless as she recounts her hiking adventure down the Pacific Crest Trail.

3) The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Lover is a quick reading fix that is perfect to read this summer as it is composed of over 100 pages only. Ideal for one day sitting, it is a book that tells the real story of Duras and her sunny teenage years as a gallivanting French girl in Vietnam. A powerful yet truthful narration, Duras recalled her tempestuous love affair with a wealthy and older Chinese man. 

4) Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

With a captivating title, this 115-pages novel can be finished in a day. Told in the voice of a 90-year old man who rewards himself with a young 14-year old virgin whore for his birthday, Memories of My Melancholy Whore is a sad affair of passion and imagination all squeeze into one.

5) The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna NorthA wonderfully written novel, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a dark revelation of a film maker named Sophie Stark who uses the lives of her husband and girlfriend to make top-grossing movies. When does selfishness and betrayal need to be stopped?


MYC Contributor Jessa Ann Z. Gomez

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