Summer is here and I couldn’t be more excited for a break! I want to share a short list with you of both veterinary and non-veterinary books I recommend for summer reading and I invite you to please share with me your favorite reads (so I can read them this summer!).
1. The Rhino with Glue on Shoes by Dr. Lucy H. Spelman
This is the only vet med book on my list because we all need to take a break once in a while, but this book is my absolute favorite book, maybe of all time (so far). It’s an extremely easy read and its incredibly entertaining. The format of this book is set up into numerous short stories from several different zoo and wildlife veterinarians from around the world. Each story has its own uniqueness because it’s authored by a different person which, besides the stories themselves, keeps things interesting. I laughed out loud and even teared up at some of the tales. They range in patients from chimpanzees to whale sharks! I promise it won’t disappoint.
2. It by Stephen King
I love a good scary movie, and as they say, the book is usually better. I won’t lie, this one was a little long for me, so I rented it from our library as a book on tape and I loved it! Stephen King is notably an amazing writer and this is an iconic story. If you’ve seen the hit film, I must say there is so much more to the story than the movie can portray. I listened to it in my car last summer since I had about an hour commute one way for my internship and I couldn’t wait to get in my car to listen! Long summer road trips were a welcomed occurrence just to continue the story. I highly suggest this book if you’re looking for a classic thriller!
3. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Personally, I’m a huge fan of biographies and non-fiction books. With biographies, I’m fascinated by the differences in people’s lives which ultimately makes them who they are. If you are a fan of comedy and strong women, I highly recommend Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. I zoomed through this book in about 2 days—I just couldn’t put it down. I spent a lot of time in my hammock reading and my neighbors probably thought I was crazy with the amount of laughing. It is tremendously funny and it gives a personal look into Fey’s life before celebrity. She is both humorous and relatable through her awkward teenage years and even into her parenting years. If you’re an autobiographical nerd such as myself, I recommend Bossy Pants.
If you have suggestions, please leave them for me in the comments!