Wow, is it summer already!? Summer is absolutely my favourite season of the year. I love basking in the sun! I love walking outside in T-shirt and shorts! I love summer activities like hiking and road trips!
I am always drawn to reading sweet and light-hearted novels during these warm and sunny months. After reading Kristin‘s posts about her favourite summer reads, I was inspired to create my own list. Let me know what books you love to read during the summer!
When I first picked up Emmy & Oliver, I stayed up late into the night and couldn’t stop turning the pages. Emmy, Oliver and their group of friends hooked me from page one. I love the relationship dynamics in this book and the hint of romance. I also love that this book takes place in California where there is plenty of sunshine and surfing! If you love the childhood friend trope, then this is the book for you.
Can we ever talk summer reads and not talk about Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda? I loved reading about Simon, Leah, Abby and Nick, and I loved the tension and the suspense as Simon tries to figure out Blue’s identity. This book has an impeccable sense of humour and also put me on the edge of my seat. There aren’t many books that I finished in one day, but this is one of them!
The Upside of Unrequited is another sweet YA romance. I am in love with the cast of diverse characters and the fun and light-hearted vibe that is perfect for the summer. Molly is our adorable female MC who has been unfortunate when it comes to love, and I couldn’t help but root for her to succeed. If you love stories with relatable and realistic characters, this one is for you.
(Okay, all right. I am cheating a bit because I haven’t even finished reading it yet, but it’s definitely giving me that summer vibe and I can’t not include it.)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is about a road trip- the last trip that Monty will have before he is forced to run his father’s estate (his worst nightmare ever.) I love the slow-burning romance and that childhood friend-trope in this book. Monty is lazy, full of himself, and not your conventional hero, but I can’t help but love him and cheer him on!
I feel like I must talk about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before again and again, but I just love this series so much. Lara Jean is one of the most relatable heroines I’ve read. I love the adorable romance that spans this series, as well as the relationships between Lara Jean and her friends and family.