Five Books for Summer Reading

Summer is here and we have some free time on our hands. If you’re looking to stay in and keep busy, reading is one of the best hobbies to take up. Or if you’re already an avid reader, it’s a great one to keep up! Here are five books you should definitely get your hands on this summer. 

 

  1. Delia Owen’s Where the Crawdads Sing If you take anything from this reading list, let it be this book! Where The Crawdads Sing has literally everything I need in a book- love, nature, and murder. The novel follows Kya Clark as she navigates her way through life in Barkley Cove as the “Marsh Girl”. The story switches between two timelines that come together as the book goes on. If you were a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, you have to pick up a copy of Where The Crawdads Sing. 

  2. Rachel Hollis’ Girl Wash Your Face This book will make you feel all. the. feels. Girl Wash Your Face is one of those books you can reread over and over again and it never loses its value. Hollis drops some major truth bombs as she shares the lies she’s told herself her entire life. She intertwines humor with life lessons we all need to hear. It covers topics about the feeling of being not good enough to sex and everything in between. Bonus: If you’ve already read this or read it and end up loving it, check out her newest novel Girl Stop Apologizing that goes through the process of setting and embracing your goals. 

  3. Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Alright, this is probably a reread for you but READ IT AGAIN! Rick Riordan announced recently that he is working with Disney+ to produce a Percy Jackson TV series. We all need to brush up on our Percy Jackson and Greek mythology for when that time comes. The book centers around Percy Jackson as he learns the ropes of being a Demi-God, a child that has one human parent and one parent that is a Greek God/Goddess. Percy and his two friends Grover and Annabeth have to bark on a quest across the nation to return Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt to him. 

  4. Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes As a major fan of The Hunger Games series I was so excited for Collins to release this prequel! The book was just published on May 19 of this year. This book throws it back to the 10th hunger games. Coriolanus Snow (or as we knew him President Snow) has been assigned to mentor the female tribute from District 12. (If you remember anything from the first three books - bells should be going off in your head! Katniss was the female tribute for District 12 twice.) Through this mentorship, Snow begins to question some things about the Games and his own upbringing. I’m really excited to get my hands on the book! 

  5. Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere 

I absolutely love reading books that have shows or movies associated with them. Hulu dropped the TV series for Little Fires Everywhere early this spring and I’ve been holding off on watching until I read this book. The book takes place in the late ’90s in a small town in Ohio. When they become neighbors, the lives of the Warren family and the Richardson family get tangled together. Their children begin developing relationships. However, personal friendships create a divide between the matriarchs of the households. 

  1. 1. Delia Owen’s Where the Crawdads Sing

    If you take anything from this reading list, let it be this book! Where The Crawdads Sing has literally everything I need in a book- love, nature, and murder. The novel follows Kya Clark as she navigates her way through life in Barkley Cove as the “Marsh Girl”. The story switches between two timelines that come together as the book goes on. If you were a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, you have to pick up a copy of Where The Crawdads Sing.