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No Matter Your Taste - We Have A Book For You

The dog days of summer are coming to an end, and with it, all of that time spent by the pool or in the backyard enjoying a good book. We hope you had plenty of time to relax and escape into a fantasy land, or even learn something new - but if this summers reading list got away from you, that's okay! We have put together a list that has a little of something for everyone!

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

"Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project." - From the back cover.

This funny, compelling, real life self help guide with leave you with actionable steps you can take to be a happier you.

Cravings - Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen does it again. If you enjoy a good cookbook and some good comedy then this is a must read for you. Chrissy's latest book dishes up a mix of healthy meals, quick family friendly meals and comfort food that you're sure to eat too much of. Enjoy it with a glass of wine and some sticky notes - you'll need them to bookmark the recipes you want to try first.

Calypso by David Sedaris

It seems unlikely that a collection of essays about alcoholism, strained family relationships and observations on aging and mortality could be laugh out funny but David Sedaris does it. This is said to be his darkest and warmest book yet with a powerful look into the twisted family dynamics that make us all laugh until we cry and cringe at the same time.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

"Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble."

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour

"A story of survival, pain, and transformation, Sick candidly examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman's life by not just highlighting the failures of a broken medical system but by also boldly challenging our concept of illness narratives." Sick: A Memoir has made it onto more than 12 must read lists for this summer.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This new thriller is written by the New York Times Best Selling author of Gone Girl. Here is a brief synopsis - "Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming."

Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy

This fun, frilly novel is the perfect juicy book for your end of summer beach trip. All you need to know beforehand is.. "Raney Moore has it all figured out. An ambitious young partner at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, she’s got a dream job, a loving (and famous) husband, and amazing twin daughters. Her world is full, busy, perfectly scripted. Or so she thinks."

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

This how-to guide has spend the last 134 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. "Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love."

Those are our picks! What are you reading this summer?? Share with us on social media with the #AWDbookclub, in the comments or in our forum!