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Can you feel it in the air? Summer is approaching fast, and I could not be happier. Summer, with its endless days near the water, out in nature or in your backyard. Wherever I am in summer, there is a 90% chance of me having a book within reaching distance. If you have not made your summer reading list, let me suggest my best summer books.
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So what are the best summer books to read?
This book definitely deserves a place on the list of best summer books. I first read this book on holiday in Bangkok, and I remember sitting my the pool, along the river, in the warm sunshine, with snacks from the hotel’s high tea. It is the perfect, simple YA summer book.
Summer Smith from wisconsin is visiting her aunt in the Florida Keys, and is ready for sun, sea and hot boys. Which she finds:
Adam, the senator’s son, has looks, power, and all the money in the world.
Diver, the mystery man, is mellow, intriguing, and definitely unique.
And Seth, the perfect guy…only he has a girlfriend.
But these cute guys, combined with new friends and a new environment, may prove more trouble than she expected.
This is such a fun read! Again, it is the first book in a series, but the books work just as well on their own.
Alexa gets stuck in an elevator with a super hot guy, who asks her to be his date to a wedding. Tomrrow.
But when they go back to their own lives, almost 400 miles apart, they miss each other more than they anticipated.
Will they give in to their emotions and find a way to make it work?
(let’s be real we all know how this one ends, but that’s okay)
I loved this book so much! (obviously). It has romance, it has humor, it has some sass, it has everything I could dream of in a book.
England, 1879. Annabelle, a vicar’s daughter, is one of the first girls to be submitted to Oxford. In exchange, she is charged with the task of getting influential men to support the girl’s movement.
She is meant to convince the Duke of Montgomery to do just this, but there is one problem. She is falling for the man who could undermine their whole movement.
The duke is annoyed by all these women living in his home, but is more annoyed by his own attraction to Annabelle. He needs a wife of equal standing, not a commonor. Good thing he is the most strategic gentleman in the United Kingdom.
Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke….
If you haven’t read a Sophie Kinsella book, you’re seriously missing out. There is something about her writing that is light, entertaining and has the perfect amount of romance. Her books are by far some of the best summer books to read.
Fixie Farr has done everything for her family. Since her father died she has even taken over his houseware store while picking up the slack from her siblings.
She meets sebastian while saving his laptop from a collapsing ceiling, and he gives her an IOU. She doesn’t think she’ll ever use it, untill her childhood crush (whom of course she’s still in love with) needs a job. She calls in the favor from Seb, and an exchange of IOs starts.
Fixie slowly starts to realize that the life she has is not the life she wants, but can she find the courage to do something about it?
Another Sophie Kinsella book, because I cannot resist. I bought this on Crete, when I worked my way through 5 books in the first 3 days of our holiday. I was in desperate need for new books, and fortunately the tourist shop had some English ones. I tore through this in an afternoon of sunshine and swimming pool splatter.
At the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie, Laura suddenly hears screaming. But the screaming girl looks like she doesn’t belong there. Turns out it’s the ghost of aund Sadie, sending Lara on a wild goose chase to find her long lost necklace.
Meanwhile Sadie, a feisty, demanding girl who has her own (1920s) thoughts on fashion and love, has more than enough comments on Lara’s life.
Lara and Sadie make a good team, and somehow turn Lara’s life around for the better while hunting for the necklace.
I’m not saying it will change your life, but it just might.
Elizabeth Gilbert had the perfect conventional life, but it didn’t feel right. This book is the story of how she spent 3 months in Italy, India in Bali in a search for happiness, devotion and balance.
The book is so well written, and it is almost a (cult) classic. I strongly recommend you read this book at least once in your life, especially if you don’t feel too sure about where it’s heading.
I started this series in Malaysia, and I’m pretty sure I got through a book every 2 days (which says more about the series than about Malaysia, I promise.) They are filled with humor, romance, dream chasing and joy, and I strongly recommend you read them.
Angela Clark can’t believe this is her life – living in New York with a dream job at a magazine, and a hot boyfriend.
Her latest assignment has her interviewing hot actor James Jacobs in Hollywood. She takes her best friend Jenny, but soon realizes that life in LA is not all that glamorous.
Then, she and James get photographed in a compromising position, and she has to explain to everyone that nothing is going on. But will they believe her?
Aren’t you looking forward to a nice, sunny day with one of these books? They truly are the books that I think are the absolute best summer books. I am so excited to reread some of these, and add some new books to my shelf.
I will say that I have chosen not to add any new releases to the list. I haven’t read any new books that I think I can call ‘best summer books’ yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to update this list.
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Let me know your favorite books in the comments, I’d love to hear your recommendations for best summer books!