7 Perfect “Summer-y” Books for a Relaxing Beach Read

By: Maida

Summer has officially started for most of us earthlings, and to those whom are currently experiencing the hardship of finding the best set of books to read during the coming two months I present you with twelve books (6 novels and one series). These books contain a series of genres from one that will make you lightheaded and invincible to one that will forever change your outlook on life. Enjoy


  • Wonder



“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”

Wonder is heart wrenching novel by R. J. Palacio, that roams around the life of a young boy with a face defect. The novel records the boys evolution as primary life changes take its normal course, and how he is to deal with the storm of neglect he faces from those around him. It also shares the story from various points of views making it all the more enjoyable, and intriguing. Wonder is not a light book, and may be a trigger – however – the outcome is truly worth it.

Genre: Young Adult Literature, Fiction.



  • The Sun is Also a Star



I know there’s no such thing as meant-to-be, and yet here I am wondering if maybe I’ve been wrong.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, is the kind of book that will prohibit you from letting it down. The story revolves around a boy, a girl getting deported, the streets of NYC, and the power of love and fate.

Genre: Fiction, Romance.



  • Shatter Me (book series)



“I have a curse.
I’m a monster.
My touch Is lethal.
I am their weapon.

Shatter me is the first novel in a dystopian thriller by Tahereh Mafi. The novel is by far most beautiful dystopia written, that captures the strife of a girl with an alleged curse that is constantly propelling her to endure hatred towards herself. Soon she is capable of turning the darkness into light as she rises to power, and finds comfort in love.

Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Romance.



  • Second Chance Summer



“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, is a summer must read. Morgan writes out the life of a girl whose family has broken apart over the years, and how a tragic illness brings them back together only to guide her back to the very first place she found love.

Genre: Fiction, Romance.



  • Even in Paradise



“…grace, power, and, yes, love can hide the darkest elements of the human heart…”

Haven’t we all encountered that perfect family before that put us in absolute awe. Well in Even in Paradise Chelsey Philpot shakes up that image by revealing the truth behind the perfection. After Charlotte Ryde meets the Julia Buchanan, she embarks on a journey that will soon allow her to unravel the truth behind the Buchanan family and their aid perfection.

Genre: Fiction.



  • Eleanor and park



“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”

Love love love… the best way to enjoy a summer’s day is to lay on the tingling shimmery sun kissed sand with a romance in hand. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell divulges depth of young love, and how young mindsets evolve from simply learning the art of getting by in High-School to being able to truly fight for love despite all the hatred aimed towards it.

Genre: Fiction, Romance.



  • The Night We Said Yes



“Did you ever think of me?”
“Yes, did you ever think of me?”
“All the time.”

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi is a quick read, that will have your heart beating rapidly from the first to the very last word, and will impel you to get up and do something wild. For a night of un-rejected dares, and the re-ignition of love can only be referred to as a wild night. One we long for.

Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Romance.

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