The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads?
The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
This book is summer in a bottle! The entire time I was reading it, I craved a tall cold glass of sweet tea. The Things We Wish Were True has the perfect amount of intrigue, drama, and suspense that kept me guessing right up to the very end! This is a novel that definitely makes you question just how well you know the people around you, and what secrets hide beneath the perfectly manufactured surface they present to the world.
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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, GA when she is suddenly shipped off to boarding school in Paris, France. A concept she is less than thrilled about. (Why, is beyond me.) From romance to studying abroad, this book is everything I could ever want in a beach read.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Another suspenseful read gracing my summer list! I think psychological thrillers are perfect for the summer time. We Were Liars is the perfect roller coaster ride of a book to make you sweat and to get your heart rate up. The latter of which is something we sometimes need in the lazy dog days of summer.
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
This is a long book. (About 500 pages worth.) But I found it to be a quick read. Told entirely by letters, texts, and instant messages, Love, Rosie is an epic contemporary love story told over a lifetime. I always love to read longer books over a vacation, and this one definitely fits the bill. However, it’s light enough that I am not questioning the meaning of life whilst bikini clad on a beach somewhere.
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Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Any of Sophie Kinsella’s novels, really. Finding Audrey is the perfect balance between light-hearted, silly humor and hard realism. It deals with mental illness in a respectful way, but manages to keep it humorous and fun.