Fun Reading Lists

8 Books Perfect For Summer

Summer is here! How ever you spend your summers whether it’s camping with a healthy appetite for s’mores or laying on the beach all day or vacationing with family or barbecuing with friends, here’s a list of fun summer reads just for you!

This summery fun book list is brought to you by a group of awesome bloggers / bookstagrammers along with myself. Be sure to click on their links and follow their blogs!

Eight Books Perfect For Summer

Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
Blogger: Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater

Whenever I think of summer, my mind drifts to Sarah Dessen. Have you read any of her work? Sarah’s books, although targeted for Young Adults, are loved by all ages. I know many fellow bookworms who grew up reading Sarah Dessen’s novels and still read them today including me.

Along For The Ride follows the story of Auden who is spending her last summer before college in the beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. Auden meets Eli, an intriguing loner who shows Auden the nightlife of Colby.

With endless summer nights and the charm of the beach, Along For the Ride is the perfect summer read.

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Blogger: Coffee,Crumbs & Books at coffeecrumbsbooks.wordpress.com

Summer is here and a great summer pick to read this season is The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. Set in the woods at Camp Nightingale readers witness how a simple game of two truths and a lie can have dire consequences. First-time camper Emma is the last to see her three cabin mates. Emma returns to Camp Nightingale several years later as a painting instructor and she is still haunted about what happened to her three friends. The Last Time I Lied is a book I was not able to put down. When I think of summer I think of camping and hiking. If you like stories set in the woods or centered around camping then this is the book for you. It is also a fast paced read and one that will have you engrossed in the story until the very end.

Love Songs & Other Lies or When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington
Blogger: Jordan @ www.theheartofabookblogger.com

My go-to for summer reads is anything YA contemporary romance! If you’re looking for a good place to start, I highly recommend Jessica Pennington’s Love Songs & Other Lies and When Summer Ends. Both books take place during summer and feature swoon-worthy boys, driven girls, and beach settings. While they both are set in the same small town in Michigan, they focus on entirely different characters so it does not matter which book you read first. If you’re a fan of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson, you are going to want to check out Jess’s books! 

Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
Blogger: Down the Bookland at downthebookland.wordpress.com

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a young-adult, paranormal romance which features a swoon worthy hero and a strong and sweet heroine. Katy is a very relatable character (she is a book lover like us) and Daemon Black is definitely my favorite book boyfriend. Daemon has everything that one would want in a hero. He is sexy, smart, strong, caring and loyal. He will leave you smiling after every scene.

I think I loved this book from the first page. It was so engaging and I am sure readers will find it impossible to put down. I would definitely recommend this book any day of the week. It has everything one would want to read about – a high school backdrop along with the girl/boy next door vibe, jealous ex-girlfriends, amazing friends, alien villains, action sequences and an excellent story. This series (including Oblivion from Daemon’s POV) is a must read.

The Ruins by Scott Smith
Blogger: Sasha @ https://musingsofafinalgirl.wordpress.com

I recommend The Ruins by Scott Smith as a perfect summer read. You get a full summer aspect in this horror novel; from starting out with fun vacationing to the ultimate demise at the hands of the scorching Mexican heat and being woefully unprepared for being stuck out in the wilderness for days at a time with limited resources. It plays more on the body horror and the every day (and sometimes frightful) vulnerabilities of the surroundings of vacationing outdoors. You’re left to the horror of the world around you .

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
Blogger: Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater

Full disclosure…..any Elin Hilderbrand book is the perfect summer read. Set in Nantucket, each book takes a different spin. She never writes the same story twice. Summerland is one of my favorites of Elin’s work.

Every year, the students of Nantucket High gather for a year end bomb fire. What begins as a night of celebration ends in tragedy as one of Nantucket’s youth dies and her twin brother is left in a coma…..

Summerland is an emotional story of love and loss. It’s a story that has secrets and broken promises and betrayed hearts. It has just the perfect amount of mystery to keep readers as startling truths are revealed one by one.

The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Bookstagrammer: Epiblogue at www.instagram.com/epiblogue

Summer Essentials: SPF, sunglasses, a cocktail, and the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas. When most people think “summer read” their mind drifts to road trips, beach vacations and rom-coms; but how about a little fantasy, action, and a kick*ss female assassin. While there is nothing wrong with a light-hearted summer read, I’m HERE for a series surrounding a powerful, driven, relatable heroine.

In the series, there are 8 books with one being a collection of 5 stories that occurred prior to book 1. Book 1 starts us out with Celaena, an 18-year-old trained assassin that is facing life imprisonment; that is until the Crown Prince chooses her as his champion. To win her freedom, she must defeat killers and thieves in a competition to the death.

So grab your shades, a drink and enjoy your summer binging this series.

Happy Reading!

Before you go and read all of these awesome books, I want to thank each of the bloggers / bookstagrammers for their contribution to this list. Their contributions made this list what it is and I am forever grateful. I look forward to working with you all again. Happy Summer Reading!

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