How is everyone’s week going? I had a relaxing weekend in Seattle spent with a lot of friends – I crossed off two items off my bucket list: canoeing and the Starbucks Reserve Roastery! I’m halfway through my first full week of my internship and y’all, I am really tired but learning so so much already!
Even though I’m exhausted at the end of each day so far, I’m still ready to power through my list of books to read and TV shows I need/want to watch. I thought I was going to have tons of free time this summer but after really sitting down and planning each day, I have a limited amount of time. Between interning during the day, going to the gym, spending time with friends in the city, traveling, and studying for the GMAT (crying 😭), I’ll only have commutes and maybe an hour before bed that I can read at my leisure and watch Netflix. So here I am, planning ahead which books and shows to best entertain myself this summer.
If you saw my post from two weeks ago, you know I want to finish 20 books this summer – very do-able, in my opinion, but I’ve selected my top five books/series I want to complete this summer. Here they are:
I’m usually not one to read high-fantasy in the summer since I gravitate toward light summery reads, but I’ve had some of these books on my Kindle for way too long and I just need to full send and binge-read these fantasy series. They are all highly praised though, so I’m not too worried about being disappointed. I added Crazy Rich Asians to my list as well because who else is STOKED for the movie (out on August 15!)??
As for the TV shows I’m planning to watch, let me give you some background first: I don’t have Netflix during the school year for the sake of staying focused on my grades 😂. SO, I haven’t seen a lot of must-see shows…
The Office is the #1 show I’ve heard people gasp at when I tell them I’ve never seen it; now that my humor has been primed from Parks and Recreation, I think I’m ready to fully enjoy the humor. I finished the first season already and I do have mixed feelings but I’m definitely going to push through. Of course, I’ve been following The Bold Type on Freeform (the best #girlboss show ever). I’m excited to dive into Black Mirror and Friends as well. I tried watching The Crown earlier this year but it was hard to get into – I do want to try again though because I’ve heard it’s worth its while.
What books or shows are you entertaining yourself with this summer?
Thanks for reading!