This time of year we are all talking about ‘Summer Reads’ and ‘Beach Reads’, but I want to know what makes a regular everyday book a Summer Read for you? It can’t be the same for all of us! Some people might need beaches and shirtless boys for their Summer Reads. Some might need magic and mischief, others boarding schools and mysterious, broody boys.
There certainly are a lot of elements that could make a book the perfectforgettheworld book. For me it’s pretty easy, though. My favorite Summer Reads are contemporaries. Realistic, but fun stories. It doesn’t have to be summer in the book, though most of my summer reads do take place during the warm months. There doesn’t have to be a beach either. I’m not much for fluff so I like to have a little heartache. Some trials and tribulations thrown in, but the most important factor is a swoony but believable romance. Books that automatically come to mind that fit this criteria are Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahn, and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. All of those books have also made appearances on my Favorites List, so Summer Reads are very important in the long run.
What is it for you? Do you need supernatural aspects? Maybe you must have beaches, or your Summer Reads are all by Sarah Dessen. What turns a normal read into a fantastic engrossing Summer Read for you?
And of course I’m not going to leave you high and dry, here is some required Summer Reading 😉
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahn
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
I could probably go on forever, but I’ll stop!