Hi, friends! Welcome back! Some months ago, I shared with you a list of four books that I thought would be perfect Spring reads! Today I’m here to do the same, but for Summer! We’re already mid-Summer and how have you all been doing? I have been reading quite a lot, thankfully, and I’m happy with most books. Unfortunately, I haven’t been going out as much as I would like to, but there’s still one more month left!
As it happened with the previous post, I should let you know that I’m not a particularly seasonal reader. It is very likely I’ve read these books in any other season, however, I think they’d be perfect for you to read around this time.
📍 Crystal Palace’s Gardens, Porto
I doubt I could start with any other books. When thinking about S u m m e r, these are the ones that come to my mind immediately. I read them a few years ago, and really enjoyed them. Admittedly, they can get quite cliché, though. They’re about a girl, Iris, who loves surfing, and when she meets pro-surfer Zeke, her life and hobby completely change. I still remember one of my favourite things back then was how I loved how Iris acted her age, a normal sixteen-year-old teenager.
🔖 How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
I read it quite recently and it’s been on my mind a lot. It’s emotionally-heavy, and Blake’s writing conveys every emotion perfectly well. It features a bisexual MC, her abusive mother and a lesbian love interest. I could relate to Grace in a lot of aspects and to be honest, I just wanted to hug her all the time. Despite it, it’s a beautifully-written story and I recommend it a lot. The reason why I’m putting it in my Summer list is because of a certain spot the two characters spend a lot of time at.
🔖 When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon
This one still remains my favourite of the author so far! It is set in college, yes, but I believe it to be a perfect Summer read because it’s a really light and quick read. Dimple is the funniest and Rishi the most adorkable. I absolutely loved them both!
🔖 Her Royal Highness, by Rachel Hawkins
Please, please, please, everyone pick up this book! Again, it’s another one set in college, but such a light and quick read, too. I got so addicted, I read it in six hours! It features a nerdy and shy bisexual MC and a bratty lesbian princess. It is absolutely adorable!
🔖 The Surface Breaks, by Louise O’Neill
The Little Mermaid is one of my favourite Disney princess and fairytale stories – as if it wasn’t quite obvious haha – and so, I couldn’t let this one out. I loved how the author mixed original Disney details with both the original Hans Christian Anderson’s story and her own twist. It made it quite unique, I think!
🐠 What is your perfect Summer read?
🐠 Have you read any of these books?