As summer is nearing to a close (no! there’s still another whole month yet!), I thought that I would give you a list of summer-ish books to read. How nice am I?
For a guide, each book is for a different “summer feel”. That is how I remember books, by how they made me feel. So whether you like spooky stories or summer romance, I’ve (probably) got something for you!
I also attempt to be super serious and give sage advice. (fail) So that is just a warning! 😛
(Also, right now I am currently on an international mission trip in Central America … so while I’m boiling to death in the heat, I won’t be able to respond to all of those comments I know that you will leave … at least, until I get back. XD )
1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
haha, who thought that I wouldn’t put this on here?
For those of you who didn’t know, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a romance trilogy by Jenny Han. I 100% adore these. The movie is coming out super soon! (24 days, to be exact.)
Who am I that I love these so much? But yes. They are the perfect summertime fluff for the romantic in your life. (Or you. Be crazy; read a romance.) But be warned, you will have a hungering for cookies after you binge read these.
These are at the peak of Fun and Light. In a society where superheroes are totally “in” right now (right?), the uniqueness of this series will pull you in.
IDIA (as of now, composed of Twinepathy and Lightporter), sucks you in with all of its puns, cookies, and superpowers. Don’t pass this one!
For your resident geek, shove this series into their pale hands and push them out into the sunlight.
WARNING: This series will also make you want cookies.
Now unlike the first two on this list, Jason Gurley’s Eleanor is not a light read. It is full of emotion and questions, maturity and importance.
Why have it on this list? Well, it has that feel of stuffy summer nights out on a blanket reading by firefly light. (???) If you want a deep book for your summer, give this one a read.
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Ready for some nostalgia? Rick Riordan’s quintet will be a great addition to your summer reading list.
(Most) of these books take place during the summer, so of course. But something about Percy’s witty narration and the lightness that this book brings has summer scratched all over it.
If you’re not a fan of Percy Jackson (*gasp*), then just pick up any Riordan book! You won’t regret it!
5. Morpheus Road
If you’re not really a light reading kind of person, than try Morpheus Road by D.J. MacHale. While these books aren’t wet-yourself-terrifying, they can still give you a good scare!
Have a sister who’s weak at heart? Trying reading her this book and I promise you that you’ll get a good laugh!
Hint, though, The Light is 10x scarier than The Dark. So I can only assume that The Blood (which I have not read) will be like Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows.
*This trilogy will best be enjoyed in the dark and by your lonesome.
6. Strange the Dreamer & Caraval
I combine these two books (written by Laini Taylor and Stephanie Garber, respectively) because they both give off the same feel. They are full of the whimsy and magical. The impossible.
These are for the dreamer.
Though neither are Ultimately Light and Fluffy, they have no limits. Anything can happen. Caraval is full of twists and turns and magic, while Strange the Dreamer has longing and emotion and the impossible.
If you have a free summer night, definitely read these.
And there you go, guys! Do you have any summer-reading suggestions to add to my list? Is your summer slowly slipping away? (lol, mine is) I tried to be fancy today with the pics … does it look that bad??? What is your favorite summer read this year?? Talk to me, friends!!