Patriotic Reading!

Happy Independence Day, everyone!  Hope you plan on spending lots of time in the sun, soaking up some rays while you read!  If you need some literary inspiration, here’s a few patriotic reads for you to check out:


photo via huffington post

For the History Buffs:

  • 1776 by David Mccullough – really can’t get more appropriate than this one.
  • Alexander Hamilton  by Robert Chernow – Join the masses who have been obsessing over this founding father since the musical came out (myself included).
  • John Adams by David McCullough – another great McCullough biography; in fact, one of my favorites so I had to include it on the list.


For the Trendy Reader:


  • The Girls by Emma Cline – the book jacket is patriotic, and the story is the talk of all the literary blogs and book store reps.  Focuses on female friendships amongst a group of women in a 1960’s Manson-like cult.  Dark and fascinating.
  • Modern Lovers by Emma Straub – Brooklyn hipsterdom at its finest.  Another book that has been in ALLLLL the book Instagram’s for months.


For the Classic Reader


  • The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner – Southern American family at its most dysfunctional.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain – one of my favorite authors and an American literary icon.  Plus an easy read to have pool-side while still looking smart. Plus you’ll be giggling all afternoon as you sip on your margarita.


Any other suggestions for some Independence Day reading?  Comment below! 


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