What are your favorite books of Summer 2017 so far? I’ve compiled a list of mine. Since summer is all about the mood read for me, I’ve also divided them by genre to help you find your perfect summer read!
Do you want to read about summer romance?
What’s more fun in the summer than a book with a cute rom-com feel? Both Geekerella and Noteworthy feature unlikely couples that meet cute and then find love. Geekerella is a fairy tale retelling featuring fandoms, a food truck Cinderella, and a movie star. Noteworthy features a girl who dresses as a boy to join an all-male acapella group, but also has a lot of depth as it touches on issues of gender and socioeconomic status.
Do you want to read something suspenseful?
I love reading scary stories in the summer. Maybe it’s a throwback to summer evenings watching horror movies with my friends, maybe it’s the fact that I’m now an adult scaredy cat who is afraid to read suspenseful books during the dark winter weather… The Bakersville Dozen is fun and twisty, perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars, while One of Us is Lying is a modernized Breakfast Club plus a murder.
Do you want to read a tearjerker?
I also love reading sad books in the summer – I can always pretend I got sunscreen in my eye! Both Words in Deep Blue and Letters to the Dead feature characters who’ve suffered a devastating loss. Both books also feature a letter-writing theme.
Do you want to read about self-discovery?
Summer can be a great time for reflection – it’s a time when I work on long-term projects (like a new website!) and also make plans for new ventures in the fall. The Authentics and That Thing We Call a Heart both feature characters who are thinking about their community and the wider world and where they fit in.
Leave a comment and tell me some of your favorite reads of summer 2017!
And if you are on Pinterest, let me know and I will add you to my group board on Favorite Summer Reads of 2017. Pin some of your own favorites on there!