Mermaid Summer Recommendations

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

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🔖 Blue, Air and Ride by Lisa Glass

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?

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11 thoughts on “Mermaid Summer Recommendations

  1. Cate says:

    I’m not a very seasonal reader either. I do think I read quite a few summery books during summer but i think that’s only because publishers tend to publish summer books during summer. I just finished Her Royal Highness. Great recommendation. I really liked it. And since before it’s release I’ve been wanting to read How to Make a Wish so it’s good to see it’s been recommended. Great post!

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    • Marta says:

      Thank you so much, Cate!! It makes me really happy to know you’ve enjoyed it ❤
      Her Royal Highness seems like a perfect summer read because it's so quick, light and funny and perfect for those hot days that make us lazy 😛 And I've really enjoyed How To Make a Wish, I hope you do too, but prepare the tissues if you tend to be an emotional reader! Happy summer!! ^^

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    • Marta says:

      É assim, eu gostei haha Na altura não estava à procura de nada muito pesado, foi uma leitura rápida e muito leve e deu para distrair. Não fui muito crítica em relação ao livro, porque também não estava no mood para isso. Mas entretanto, li outras opiniões e consigo concordar com alguns aspetos negativos! É uma questão de pesquisares e também do mindset que tiveres na altura, acho. A capa não ajuda nada a não querer ler tho, é mesmo linda!! ❤

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    • Marta says:

      I’ve seen some other people enjoying it but yes, we’re few haha I think I’ve liked it because at the time I wasn’t highly critical of it, because I read some negative reviews afterwards and I can actually agree with some points. :/ For me, it was more of an nostalgic mindset, I suppose.

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