Diana’s Top 5 Summer Reading List

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Written by Diana F, staff contributing writer

Summer is approaching and as a self-proclaimed bookworm who loves to read, here is my top 5 summer reading list for you. My list covers a mix of titles for recent grads, self-improvement seekers and those who just want to relax.

I hope you enjoy my list. Leave a comment and let me know what you think after reading them. Happy reading!


1. StrengthsFinder – Discover your strengths

This book focuses on identifying your top strengths and gives you perspective on how to use and improve those strengths. If you are someone who is all about self-improvement and wants to understand how to use your strengths in career growth or team environments this is a great book.

2. Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar & Co.

A great read for students and recent graduates who are looking for a job. An amazing story about the growth and commitment of a company. If you aren’t a fan of Clif Bar – they make Luna bars too!, you will be after reading this book. I suggest you note what corporate values you appreciate the most about Clif Bar and create a list of these to include in your job search criteria.

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The first of a murder-mystery trilogy, this page turner that kept me up well past my bedtime on a school night. You will simply not want to put this down until it is done. I am now on the second book and simply can’t get enough.

4. The Monster at the End of This Book

As a mom of a 19 month old, I love that I get to re-live my childhood by reading one of my favorite books to my son. This book is a nice reminder that regardless of what scary monsters and unknowns appear to be on the horizon, I need to continue to plug away and be pleasantly surprised with the outcomes. Plus, Grover rocks!

5. Bel Canto

Every time I go to clean out my bookcase I pause on this book and smile. Despite reading it a few times, I simply can’t bear to part with it. It is a great story that evolves enemies into friends, into much more.

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