One of my favorite things about summer is that I finally have free time to catch up on my endless lists of books and movies I have wanted to read/see all year. It’s often my favorite part of the day when I get to lay by the pool with a good book. Read below for my suggestions and my thoughts on each:
I would love to hear what you thought of these 5 as well as suggestions for what I should read or watch next!
1. Saving Mr. Banks: I really enjoyed this movie about the writer of Mary Poppins and how she collaborated with Walt Disney and his team to create the Mary Poppins we know and love. My brother found it boring, so keep that in mind if you’re lame like him 😉 But I found it to be endearing and interesting. Also, make sure to listen up as the credits roll for a recording of the real P.L. Travers.
2. Divergent (the movie): The book was better, but I really did enjoy the movie. I had already pictured these people as the characters since I read the book after I had seen the movie trailers, so I didn’t have to have my perception of them blown. Also, I think the numerous hot guys in this movie was a lovely bonus.
3. Divergent (the book): I really liked this book…mainly because it was very similar to Hunger Games. I’d place it last in the list of series of books that everyone just has to read: 1. Harry Potter 2. Hunger Games 3. Twilight (sorry, I liked them) 4. Divergent. I finished the whole trilogy already and hated the way it ended, but I would still recommend reading them all anyway.
4. #GIRLBOSS: I actually still have about 50 pages left of this one, but so far it’s great. It’s by NasyGal’s founder and tells the story about how she went from being one heck of a hippie/captailist-hating teen to the founder of this million dollar company. While I personally cannot relate to her hitch-hiking, dumpster-diving days, I still have gotten a lot out of her advice and mantra about paying attention to the little things.
5. Paper Towns: After A Fault in Our Stars I knew I had to read another book by John Green. His books are just so easy to read and witty that I couldn’t resist another Green adventure. While finishing this one didn’t result in tears, I again felt like I was inspired and had just read some valuable life lessons.