It’s the summer — and whether than means tackling your 800-pager that’s been guilting you from the bedside table or taking a break to enjoy some beach reads or old favorites, here’s a list for you to consider! (All titles linked to their GoodReads profile if you’d like more information!)
1. “In The Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume
Judy Blume + Adult Novels + 1950s Tragedy = A Good Read
2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee
Set 20 years after “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
4. “The Bookaneer” by Matthew Pearl
“book’a-neer’ (bŏŏk’kå-nēr’), n. a literary pirate; an individual capable of doing all that must be done in the universe of books that publishers, authors, and readers must not have a part in.”
6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A classic tale set in hot summer — if you haven’t read it, it’s time. Think our-age existential millenials, but in the Roaring ’20s with adults. Then you can reward yourself with the 2013 movie!
7. “The Devil in the White City” by Erik LarsonThe 1893 World Fair + Architecture + Serial Killer = Heart racing summer thriller.
Isabel “Belly” Conklin measures her lives in summers. By romance, beaches, and friendship. But this summer, everything changes.
What screams summer more than the ultimate pirate novel? Best read on a boat or waterfront.
10. “In The Woods” by Tana French
(Dublin Murder Squad #1)Children mysteriously disappear in the forest one summer night in 1984, and 12 years later a girl is found murdered in the same forest. Can the Dublin Murder Squad figure out what has happened?
Leave a comment below with your favorite summer reads, old and new!