S+A Picks: Favourite Summer Reads

The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou

This autobiography recounts Maya's adventures, triumphs and heartbreaks as she raises her teenage son, becomes active in the Civil Rights Movement and travels across continents. It reminds me to be brave and live life to the fullest.

- Jaya




No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July

This one is great for summer reading. It's a series of short stories great for those of us who are tired of cliche, boy-meets-girl summer romances (sorry Nicholas Sparks). They're weird, a little creepy and sometimes kind of heartbreaking, but all really, really good.

- Tay 




#GirlBoss, Sofia Amoruso

One of my favourite books that I've recently read is called Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal. She tells her story of being a 22-year old drop out that starts a small website from home, to a company that has grown to be internationally recognized and successful. Both empowering and motivating!

- Jaclyn 




The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It’s funny that this is one of my favourite books of all time because I was forced to read it in grade 5 French Immersion. It’s packed full of themes and metaphors that are important to me and helped me figure what and who I wanted to be moving forward from that age. The book teaches you to not be narrow minded and expand your mind always. It teaches you to thirst for knowledge and to hold on tight to the relationships you have. It also eludes that people tend to become less creative and imaginative as they grow into adulthood — it makes me happy that I’m not letting my former-child-self down.

- Steph 


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

This is my favourite book because I love thrillers or mysteries. It's a bit dark, which I like.  Also the characters are pretty intelligent and the story is great.

- Jasmine




 Header pic by Josué Goge.