Top 5 – Summer Reads

Summer is just around the corner!

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Here are my top 5 Summer Reads recommended for you!

5. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is obviously popular for his dramas involving romance. I’m not his biggest fan but I enjoyed this one a lot. It is the story of a girl who goes in hiding of her abusive husband in a small beach town where everyone is laid back and where her lifestyle will be simple. The characters are believable and engaging, and the story isn’t too predictable. Great summer read.

4. My name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares is the author who brought us The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series. She also wrote a few other contemporaries, but this one is by far my favourite. The story involves a kind of time travel. The main character, Daniel, remembers all his past lifes. He remembers his one true love, Sophia, and in every life he lives he seeks her. She, however, doesn’t remember him. He has to find her and make her fall in love with him every time. The book is constructed so you travel in time with Daniel somtimes in the past, sometimes in the future. It is an amazing story.

3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante are two teenagers who share a special bond. They meet one afternoon on the side of the public pool and they become friends instantly. Their relationship isn’t complicated. They are friends and they don’t question it. But obstacles are inevitable and they have to go through them together. That book was truly wonderful because it made me laugh and cry and think, sometimes all in the same chapter. I was afraid at first that I wouldnt relate to the protagonists because they’re both males, but I didn’t have that problem at all.

2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Betty Smith wrote a wonderful piece of literature that became a classic. I read this book slowly and I think it’s the right way to do it. There are no action scenes or major plot twists to this story. It is something you’ll enjoy for the details, and the simplicity of it. It’s a coming of age novel full of truth about growing up, struggling and living in general. It’s just one of those stories that you can’t exactly describe. I loved it and I think it’s a perfect read for summer.

1. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

That one! Morgan Matson put everything you need for a good summer entertainment in one book. Friendship, roadtrip, self-discovery, love interest, and playlists at the beginning of each chapter to accompany you while you read (or while the characters are driving). The recipe is simple, but it works.

 

What are your favorite summer reads?

Happy Reading!

 

 

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  1. deliabattie says:

    I love your feature picture. I’m a big fan of art made from books!

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