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This week has been beautiful and sunny and it got me thinking, what makes a good summer read?
I’m not usually the type of person to reread books but in the summer time, I always end up rereading these few books for some reason!
So today I wanted to share with you guys some reads that I think are awesome for summer time – some are good old romances while others have a little bit of fantasy thrown into them 🙂
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The story of a young girl, Aislinn , who can see what we cannot – fairies. While some may consider it a gift, Aislinn feels cursed with her gift to see the troublesome creatures who pose as humans and cause trouble around all around her. If she and her Sight are discovered, she’ll face fatal consequences at the hands of the fairies she watches everyday. All she wants is for her Sight to disappear and the Fae to ignore her.
When the King of the Summer court begins to pay special attention to her though, Ash’s plans to disappear don’t exactly go as she plans. The Summer King, Keenan, claims that she is his destined queen and Ash alone will save his people from Winters wrath. Suddenly, Ash finds her self in a struggle between her desires and her fate.
A book about faeries and the Summer King? Need I say more? This book by Melissa Marr is by far my favorite in the series and my most reread book on my shelf! Somehow, every summer, I am drawn back to the magical world of these characters again and again!
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Galen, the Syrena prince (think merman but much cooler and with magical abilities,) is sent to land to find a girl who is rumored to have a gift of communicating with fish. Emma is just a human girl on summer break with her best friend.
What seems like a daunting task at first turns into a hilarious, complicated and romantic love between a girl who rediscovers her identity and a boy who’s world is widened when he embraces the land – and one particular girl.
I literally have so much love for this book and series! I only read this mermaid tale last summer but the urge to reread it again is strong 🙂 What couldn’t be more summer-worthy than a good mermaid romance!?
Losing It by Cora Carmack
When a complete and total mess of a one night stand comes back to haunt you, what’s a girl to do? Maybe you should ask Bliss Edwards, a drama major at the end of her college life and who is mortified at the fact that she’s still a virgin. When she lets her best friend talk her into visiting a bar one night with determination, things don’t exactly go as planned and Bliss just hopes to put the entire thing behind her.
But when Bliss walks into her last semester of college and sees the gorgeous man she ditched mid-one-night-stand in her apartment last night introducing himself as the new theater professor…things get complicated to say the least.
I think that Cora is a hilarous and relatable writer who makes up stories that are fresh and quick, perfect for poolside reading! This is the first book in a three book series and the funniest/most lighthearted out of them all!
Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
In an effort to escape the painful and traumatic past that was her childhood, Della Sloane borrows her best friends car and takes off for the ultimate road trip of self discovery. Focused solely on exercising her newfound freedom, Della didn’t plan on having a tumultuous and heady encounter with a boy she now cannot stop thinking about. Unseeing that this guy feels the same for her, she is trapped in the belief that no one will want to deal with the demons she still wrestles with every day.
Woods is a wealthy heir to a country club in Rosemary Beach who has worked hard for what he wants. However when it comes to relationships, Woods has become a cynical believer in love and has decided to never take romances too seriously. But after one night with Della, everything changes and suddenly his world is all about her, despite his apprehensions and the exceptions of his pressuring family.
This one is an addicting read that will keep you tearing through it’s pages until the very end. Abbi Glines is an amazing YA author who writes swoon-worthy romances that are short, sweet and perfect for the summer.
The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connel
Emily Abbott is reeling from her boyfriend dumping her on moving day when she lands in a new high school. At least she’s moved to the city she grew up in and has a few friends waiting to rekindle their friendship at school…things might not be so bad after all right? Emily’s anger at boys suddenly finds a new target when she finds out that one of her friends has also been unexpectedly dumped by a boy she really liked.
The girls concoct a plan to make a ‘what-not-to-do’ guide for all high school boys of the future and bury it in the schools time capsule. Tasked with fake-dating Luke, the boy who left her friend heartbroken, the girls plan to make him the center of their guide and all seems to be going according to plan until Emily realizes that maybe all her anger was a little misdirected and that Luke isn’t actually as bad as her friends made him out to be. When all Emily wants to do is toss the guide and kiss Luke, things become complicated. Emily must decide whether to confront Luke with her plans for the guide or go ahead with the plan.
This was a hilarious read with realistic characters. Overall an entertaining read that’s not too long and not too short, The Book of Luke would be a great book to take on a plane ride, long drive or whatever else you may be doing to reach your vacation destination!
So there you have it! What do you recommend as a good summer read? Anyone who has seen my bookshelf knows the last thing I need is more books but…what the heck, swing those recommendations my way in the comments down below 🙂 What do you think makes a good summer book?
That’s all for today, thanks for reading!