Hey lovelies! Thanks to a wonderful post, called “5 Summer Book Recommendations”, which can be found here, I was inspired to write my own list of summer books! Thanks Amelie for letting me use your post as inspiration!
During the school year it’s always tough for me to read for fun, so I usually try to catch up on those lost reading hours during the summer! Reading is a great way to keep your brain in great shape and improve yourself, like I wrote in this post. Plus, I tend to get bored when I’m not working, and reading is a wonderful way to fill those hot days. Finally, summer is the time for vacations, and vacations are the perfect time for reading! Without further ado, here is my list of summer reading recommendations!
*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you buy any of these book with these links on Amazon, I will get a small percentage of the sale! I chose these books based on my personal recommendations, not based on any money I might make!*
- All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
This is one of my favorite reads of 2016. I was supposed to be reading it for a book club, but got so into it I only made it halfway through before I read the whole things! It takes a while to get into, but this book won a pulitzer prize for a reason! Summer is a time for self-improvement, and this book will both make you feel and sound more intelligent (everyone loves talking about bestsellers). It’s about a young Austrian boy who’s intelligence led him down a dark path during WWI & a young French girl with a fascinating story. If you want to know more, check it out on amazon here! All the Light We Cannot See
2. Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Aveyard is a new YA author, and Red Queen is a wonderful and compelling novel. The story is new and gripping in a sea of not so original YA novels, and I truly loved reading it and the sequel Glass Sword. The novel has magic, love, fantastic characters, and a unique plot. I can usually sniff out plot twists, but I never saw this one coming, and that impressed me more than anything else. If you want to check it out, you can do so here! Red Queen
3. Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen
This book is a fantastic summer read! Dessen’s books are such easy romantic reads, they’re perfect for those long summer nights. Her books are usually light and sweet, but can sometimes cover heavy topics – like anorexia, drug abuse, and more. Saint Anything is one of her most recent books with a very sweet love story while simultaneously tackling a tough family situation. More information can be found here! Saint Anything
4. Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
If you actually want to become more intelligent this summer, read this book. This book will make you laugh, cry, and feel anger all at the same time. Roxane covers topics from poverty in America to racism on reality tv, to sexism in hip hop. I’ve seen this woman speak, and her essays are absolutely amazing – sometimes hilarious, but also sometimes incredibly angering when you realize what is still going on in the world. If you identify as a feminist even a little bit, please read this book. You can find more information here! Bad Feminist: Essays
Note: I have not yet read these next books, so I am recommending them for both you and myself! I have heard great things about both these novels, and I plan to read them this summer!
5. Yes Please – Amy Poehler
I love Amy Poehler, and I think she is an amazing woman and comedian. Just from reading the prologue and the first chapter, I know I am going to love this book! I can’t wait to read her book for more of an insight into her beautiful brain. If you love parks and rec, you should read along with me! Check out more here! Yes Please
6. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Honestly I bought this book a long time ago and have been putting off reading it, but I am going to dive in this summer! I’ve heard it’s an amazing story with fascinating characters, and I can’t wait to read it! Check out more here! Life of Pi
So guys, which books are you planning on reading this summer? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!