Summer Reading: The summer of non-fiction

Last summer, I read my first memoir, Home by Julie Andrews. I also read The Big House, George Howe Colt’s account of his family’s summer home on Cape Cod. These two books were my first taste of non-fiction, and I was hooked. This summer, it’s my mission to read only non-fiction and I’ve compiled a list of books I want to get through.

All of the books I’ve selected are celebrity memoirs or biographies, but they’re all from completely different perspectives and walks of life. Here’s a list of what I’ve chosen:

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I’ve been an “Apple person” since before I knew what the internet was, so I’m definitely interested to see how Jobs created and transformed the computer giant. Jobs’ creative visions effect my life every day, and I imagine he led a fascinating life. Only thing is, at 656 pages, this book is long. I’m definitely going to get a head start when I take the train to Boston tomorrow!
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe. I loved Rob Lowe in classic 80’s films like St. Elmo’s Fire and The Outsiders, so I’m super excited to read his autobiography. My mom read it last summer and loved it, so I think that’s a fairly good recommendation. Rob has struggled through some demons in his life, so that should make for an interesting read.
  • A Natural Woman by Carole King. Carole King is one of my all time favorite singers, so when I heard that she recently wrote a memoir, I became very excited. I seriously can. not. wait. to read this!
  • Then Again by Diane Keaton. I gave this book to my mom for her birthday. Keaton wrote a memoir about her life with her mother. She seems to be a super quirky person, so I’m hoping that’s reflected a bit in her story!
  • A Warrior’s Heart: The True Story of Life Before and Beyond The Fighter by Micky Ward and Joe Layden. Micky Ward is a Lowell native so it’s only natural that I would want to read his autobiography. If you saw The Fighter, you know that Ward led a tough life on his way to becoming a world boxing champ. I love reading things that take place in my hometown, and I’m sure this won’t be any exception.

What are you planning on reading this summer? Leave it in the comments below!

xoxo, Karoline

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  1. Laurie Beth Harris

     /  June 17, 2012

    I read “Then Again” over Christmas Break and LOVED it. It’s a fabulous book!

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