Summer Reads

July 05, 2015



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So if you're anything like us, having a good book to read on the beach is a must. Even if you aren't at the beach (and wish you were), having a good book on hand is always a good idea during the summer. Recently with all of the traveling we've been doing and the many hours we've spent in a car, having great books is one of the only reason we don't mind being cooped up in a car for hours on end.


Some of our favorite summer reads:
(click on the book title for a book description/summary)

Looking for Alaska- We just read this John Green classic, and although we may have been a little bit late doing so, we enjoyed the book all the same. This gripping story about love, finding yourself, and going outside of your comfort zone, made the story very exciting to read.

Where Things Come Back- We hadn't heard of this book before we were given a copy of the book to read on our excursions. Set in the made-up town of Lily, Arkansas, this book has a lot of small town charm. Whether it be the surprising return of a bird that hadn't been seen in town for more than a while or the mysterious disappearance of the main character's brother, this book is full of humor and lessons as well as a hint of sadness and regret.

Cleopatra's Moon- If you're interested in Cleopatra and her story, this page turner is for you. Centered around the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Selene, this story is shared beautifully.

Before I Fall- For Samantha, a popular girl at school, February 12th is just another party night. Everything is all good. That is until she dies that night in a terrible accident. Will she be able to change the outcome of her life while she lives the last day of her life all over again... SEVEN times?

Between Shades of Gray- When Soviet officers barge into the home of Lina's family, they tear the family from the comfortable life they've known. Lina, her mother, and her brother are seperated from the man that is both a father and husband in their household.  They are taken to a work camp in the coldest parts of Siberia. Pick up this book to find out what happens to this family.

Eleanor and Park- "Two misfits. One extraordinary love... Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try." - Goodreads 

Unwind- Have you ever wondered what would happen if your parents could choose to "unwind" you when you turned thirteen? Two kids-Connor and Risa- have been chosen to be unwound by their family and feel betrayed. And Lev is a thite, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, these three may have a chance to survive.


Here comes the collection of Sarah Dessen novels (no joke!)

What Happened to Goodbye

Along for the Ride

Just Listen

All of Sarah Dessen's novels are extremely well written. There is no way to not immerse yourself into the stories. Her vivid use of character description is pure gold. We are Sarah Dessen fans for sure! If your looking for a refreshing summer read, definetely go check out her novels.

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These are all of the books we have for you today, but if you want more ideas, here are some good ones.

This summer reading list also gives some good ideas for anyone looking for interesting young adult reads.

Happy reading!


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