The summer months have arrived, the beach beckons, and the promise of a lighter workload seems to be the most glorious thing you can imagine. Whether you are taking classes this summer or not, the undeniable sigh of relief you feel while thinking about the next three months is a welcome one. However, if you find yourself missing the familiarity of academia, we invite you to check out our top five summer reading list.

"Imperial Bedrooms" by Bret Easton Elli

From the author of "American Psycho," "Imperial Bedrooms" is the first sequel in Ellis' catalog. Following the characters Ellis introduced in his first novel, "Less Than Zero," the author takes readers through the modern movie industry, the decadence of the L.A. elite and the repercussions that come from living a life with no rules.

"Tweets from Tahrir"

The compiled voice of both a social and a political revolution, "Tweets from Tahrir" showcases the 2011 Egyptian Revolution through the voices of the very protestors who made it happen.

"Sh*t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern

Collected from the Twitter feed of the same name, Halpern's book is said to be one of the first books to capitalize on the social networking phase of the Internet. In his work, Halpern compiles the various quotes and responses from the feed, showcasing the best of the sh*t his dad says.

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Larsson's original tale of Swedish corruption and violence has been the talk of the mainstream press for quite some time. For those who haven't read it, now is the time to get acquainted with Lisbeth Salander before David Fincher and the rest of the crew from "The Social Network" release the American adaptation into theaters later this year.

"Bossypants" by Tina Fey

From one of the most recognizable female comedians today comes the story of how she went from doing amateur improv in Chicago to one of the most successful comics in the "Saturday Night Live" lineup and one of the most beloved actresses of modern television and film.