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The Perfect Summer Reading List


Whether you’re sitting on the beach or wasting time at work, it’s never the wrong time to delve into a good book. And there are plenty of them! Some new and some old, here’s a list of MUST READS for summer 2015 (in no specific order), although, I’d get started now!

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini

A classic summer read. With twists and turns follow the story of a young boy Amir, in the midst of war, suffering and engagement.

2. Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Dystopian novels are all the rage these days and this is one of the best. You’ve probably already seen the film adaption, but following Katniss and friends in the books is a much better HG experience.

3. Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

Yes, I know, these series take so long. But it’s well worth it I promise. Another dystopian themed series which follows Thomas on his quest to escape the maze and find out what lies beyond its walls.

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Follow Ms. Elizabeth Bennett on her quest to find love, not realizing it was right in front of her the whole time. An amazing story that will have you confused and intrigued all at the same time.

5. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

A truly heart-wrenching story about a freshman in high school named Charlie who has suffered much death in his life. Traumatic experiences and suppressed feelings lead to an ending you won’t forget.

6. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

What girl doesn’t love a Nicholas Sparks book or movie? This one isn’t unlike any other. A true love story, with speed-bumps along the way.

7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Considered an erotic novel by many, this book is a bit more intense than your average love story. A Mr. Humbert has a strange taste is “women” that will send chills down your spine. A thrilling read nonetheless, but beware of the content.

8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Hannah Baker has taken her life and leaves behind tapes for each person she believes had a role in her death. Classmate Clay Jensen has the responsibility of delivering all of the tapes and making sense of the tragedy.

9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

You’ve probably already seen the movie, cause who doesn’t love Leo? But I promise, the book is definitely worth reading!

10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This book made the hair on my neck stand up. A chilling thriller about – probably – the most messed up marriage of all time.



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