Summer is usually the time many of us get the opportunity to read more. Whether it is on the beach on holiday or a park on your lunch break a good summer read never goes a miss, which is why I wanted to share my current five summer read recommendations.
The one we fell in love with by Paige Toon
You would have heard me talk about this book before but I had to include it. The one we fell in love with on the surface looks like romantic YA novel and while there are elements of that, to me the main part of the book is to do with family, the bond of sisters share and more. Love is the theme of the book but all aspect of love – not just romantic love.
Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell
Can you believe I have yet to read this fully. I am about a third of a way through but Fangirl is an adorable book. It is an interested take on the fan girl culture. I have read other books by Rainbow Rowell and adore her writing style.
The Opposite of you by Lou Morgan
This was the last YA novel I read and it was worth every minute. This is perfect for a weekend at the beach or a short break as it is not a long read. The book centres around a pair of twins who could not be more different if they tried. It is a tale of family drama, love, expectations and the pressures of being a young adult.
Am I normal yet? by Holly Bourne
I wish I had read Am I normal yet? when I was a teenager, I could have done with friends like Amber, Evie and Lottie. Three girls who could not be more different but rather than it causing a problem, it brings them together as they try to navigate their way through life. This is the first book in the series. I have yet to read the third one but rest assured it is on my list.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I read this after seeing it appear in the Zoella Book Club and it tore my heart in two. It is a very real account of mental health. It tells the tale of two friends who begin at the start of books to be struggling and by the end you see how the mind can have such a powerful effect on you and how you view the world and events which shape your life.
Have you read any of the above? Do you have a summer reading list? what should I try next?