Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Reading List

Summer is here which means lounging by the pool, road trips and general relaxation. What better to complement all of those activities than a good book! From social butterflies to kids, health nuts or the not so inclined, here is a list of great stuff to flip through poolside or roadside all summer long!

For the ladies:
  • Social Diva :An Essential Guide for the Girl About Town! by Peg Samuel - A fun guide to getting what you want from the VIP room in the most exclusive club to getting the perfect jeans at mega discount. A must have for any social summering diva! Also, be sure to check out the Social Diva website!
  • Preggatinis by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen - A great book for the pregnant lady in your life! A "cookbook" on how to create delicious, non-alcoholic mocktails so you cans still feel like you're in the mix ; ) More great stuff at The Liquid Muse.
For health nuts and health curious:
  • A Healthier Ever After by Dr. Robert Streisfield - Health and Nutrition with a Fairy Tale Twist! Useful lessons on healthy living, for both the young adult, and the young at heart.Check in with Doc Rob online!
  • The China Study by T. Collin Campbell PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II - The China Study gives critical, life-saving nutritional information for every health-seeker in America. But, it is much more; Dr. Campbell’s exposé of the research and medical establishment makes this book a fascinating read and one that could change the future for all of us. Every health care provider and researcher in the world must read it.
For the dudes who need a healthy push:
  • Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin - What’s good for the bitch is good for the bastard. In Skinny Bastard, they’ll explain why the macho “meat and potatoes” diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn’t be a “girlie” thing—and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.
For the munchkins:
  • The Organic Adventures of Tucker the Tomato by Rey Ortega & Amanda Moeckel - Kids can follow Tucker through his adventures from organic farm to natural food store!
  • Why We Don't Eat Animals by Ruby Roth - This book takes a candid, compassionate look at the plight of animals on factory farms, using gorgeous artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers.
For summer bbq recipes:
  • The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - 200 great recipes for everyday entertaining! Follow up from The Joy of Vegan Baking, also by Goudreau
  • Vegan Cookies Take Over The World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero - Yay! After Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, this is gonna be awesome!
For some funny and/or thought provoking adult reading, you can't go wrong with anything by:
  • Chuck Klosterman
  • Augusten Buroughs
  • David Sedaris
  • David Eggers
Audio books are great for road trips so check for these titles and more on You can also download the Healthy Voyager blogs straight to your Kindle from here ; )

Pick some up today and have a great literary summer!!

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