The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger- I used this as a reference in one of my term papers and decided to reread it after. If you haven’t read this novel you need to get on it, especially if you’re around the same age as the protangonist, Holden Caulfield (16-17 years old). Caulfield is actually really funny and is the poster child for a teenage rebellion and angst.
Extremely Loud & Incredible Close by Jonathan Safran Foer- This is maybe the ‘beach-iest’ book I brought. It has been on my to-read list forever!
Asylum by Patrick McGrath- This was a book I had to buy for my British Novel class last semester that we never go it. I just finished it today and it is EXCELLENT! It’s about a psychiatrist’s wife who is seduced and falls in love with a patient at the asylum that her husband works at, and subsequently goes crazy herself. I couldn’t put this book down.
Get a Freelance Life by Margit Feury Ragland- I had to break up my reading with some nonfiction! This book has great tips on starting (and keeping) a freelance writing career. Can’t say much more because I haven’t gotten too far yet
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey- Not gonna lie, my parents are making me read this. BUT it’s actually really good and does a great job of explaining confusing topics (like investing for retirement) in a simple way.
These are my beachy reads… what are yours?