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Books to Read this Summer!

We are nearly in the lovely Summer months which means (hopefully) lots of sunshine and time spent outdoors. I wanted to share some of the books that I thought are perfect to read throughout summer. I think these books are perfect to read outside in the sunshine, in a park or by the poolside.

Here are some books perfect to read this summer!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.

Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.

Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.

I think this is going to be the perfect book to read this summer! It is definitely an excellent book to escape into whilst sat by the pool or outside in the sunshine at home. I will be taking this one with me on my holiday to read by the pool and I cannot wait!

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart

A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts.
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow.
A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy.
A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes.

Welcome back to the Sinclair family.
They were always liars. 

This is the prequel to We Were Liars and is set on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. It is set over the course of a summer and has so many twists and turns. It is one of those books that you start and then cannot move until you have finished. I think this one would be perfect to read this summer as I’m sure it is one you will read in a single sitting!

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.

Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it’s never going to happen.

I feel like Christina Lauren’s books scream summer for me. This is their latest book and one that has been getting so many incredible reviews already. I can imagine reading this one on a sun lounger by the pool, eating snacks and just having the best time. I think this one would be perfect for the summer as would so many of Christina Lauren’s other books.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

Taylor Jenkins Reid books are perfect for any time of year but this one I feel is particularly perfect for the summer. This book is one that you will be able to lose yourself in and read very quickly. I think it will get you in the summer mood and allow you to escape what is going on in real life. 

She Gets the Girl by Alyson Derrick and Rachael Lippencott

Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl. Keeping her on the other hand…not so much. Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone besides her mom. She knows she’s in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. She just…hasn’t actually talked to her yet.

Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, let alone the same college campus. But when Alex, fresh off a bad (but hopefully not permanent) breakup, discovers Molly’s hidden crush as their paths cross the night before classes start, they realize they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, she can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. That she’s ready for an actual commitment. And while Alex is the last person Molly would ever think she could trust, she can’t deny Alex knows what she’s doing with girls, unlike her.

As the two embark on their five-step plans to get their girls to fall for them, though, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling…for each other.

Doesn’t that cover just scream summer to you? This is another book that is getting so many amazing reviews and one that I think so many people will be reading this summer. It is a hate-to-love YA romance book that you can just lose yourself in. Give this one a read this summer!

There you have it, some books that are perfect to read this summer. What books are you looking forward to reading this summer? Let me know in the comments!

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