My Favorite Summer Reads

Ah, finally, summer. This year has been super hectic so far and honestly, I’ve had barely any time to read. With my first year of uni finally coming to an end, I’m going to be launching myself into some of my favourite summer reads and some books that I feel will give me major summer vibes! Let me know in the comments some of your favourite summer reads so I can check them out!!


Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

I remember reading this book at the beginning of last year’s summer and completely falling in love. The book is a friend to lovers story where the main character is forced to move to Italy with her father when her mother sadly passes away due to cancer. The main character, Lina, comes across her mother’s diary from the time that she lived in Tuscany and suddenly her time in Italy doesn’t seem so boring. She visits the places that her mother once adored, and comes across secrets that her mother has kept from her, changing everything she knew about her mother, her father, and maybe even herself. 

Love and Gelato was such an adorable book, and I completely devoured it. I can’t wait to dive into it again to start the summer off. 

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

This book had me completely in its grasp. I read it in one day and still wanted more. It was such a beautiful story. Natasha and Daniel couldn’t be more different. Natasha believes in science and facts, not fate, or destiny. Daniel is the boy that has always been a hard worker, a good student, and always living up to his parents’ heavy and high expectations. When Natasha and Daniel meet in a crowded New York City and spend the day together, falling in love seems impossible when Natasha is twelve hours away from being deported, but fate sometimes seems impossible. With twelve hours to spend together, Natasha and Daniel realize that every moment has to lead to this point, and the impossible can become possible. 

I’m not going to lie, this book did have me crying. The ending got me so bad, but that’s just why it was AMAZING. I can’t recommend this book enough, although, just a warning, it did put me in a HUGE book slump. 

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The Empress by Erin Mc Luckie Moya

Honestly, this book is a recent read, but the setting gave me huge summer vibes. The book takes place in New Orleans and the weather is always sweltering hot. Along with that, the main character often mentions a summer camp where she learns to read Tarot and do magic. If you’re into witchy magic, Russian mobs and a little bit of spice, this is definitely the book for you. It was exciting and magical and fun! 

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This was such a fun summer story. When Emily’s best friend Sloane disappears, she leaves behind a to-do list for Emily to do throughout the summer, a list of things that Emily would never attempt to do. But what if the to-do list leads to Sloane? What if it brings her back? Emily has no choice but to complete the list, so here starts an unexpected summer. With the help of Frank Porter (someone totally unexpected), checking off things on the list, who knows what Emily will find after this summer? 

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And those are my favourite summer reads! Honestly, they’re all super fun and get me in the mood for a pool party with my friends or just lounging by the lake. Happy summer, readers!

About the Author

Maya

Maya is an eighteen-year-old psychology student that loves to read a range of genres of books. She also loves to write her own stories and is working on the second draft of her first novel.

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