Reading List: Summer Reads!

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
unlikely event
Judy Blume + Adult Novels + 1950s Tragedy = A Good Read

2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee
watchman
Set 20 years after “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

3. Harry Potter Seriesharry potter hogwarts Never read it? Now there’s so much time! Read it and loved it? Read it again!
An excellent visit with some old friends Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Start here!

4. “The Bookaneer” by Matthew Pearl
bookaneer
“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.”

5. “Wicked Appetite” by Janet Evanovich
(Lizzy & Diesel #1)
Crime, romance, and Evanovich — definitely a great Beach read. The first of three books currently available. (Available at GML, too!)

6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgeraldthe great gatsby
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 devil in the white cityThe 1893 World Fair + Architecture + Serial Killer = Heart racing summer thriller.

8. “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Hanturned pretty

Isabel “Belly” Conklin measures her lives in summers. By romance, beaches, and friendship. But this summer, everything changes.

9. “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevensontreasure island

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)in the woodsChildren 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!

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