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My Summer Reading List


Ugh. Exam season, amiright? If you are like me and heading into your final week of school and exams, good luck! Don’t worry, soon enough you’ll be able to turn in your textbooks and pick up something that won’t put you to sleep. I for one, can’t wait to trade my chemistry notes for some summer romance novels and murder mysteries. How about you?

Below is my summer reading list. All the books that I can't wait to read over the break! There is something from every genre on there, and hopefully you guys will spot a title that you might add to your own list. I hope you guys get the chance to read lots this summer, whether you are on the beach, a plane, a dock, or hanging out at your favourite city spot. I'd love to hear what you guys are thinking of reading, or what your all-time favourite summer read is, so feel free to comment below.

Summer is almost here guys, hang in there!

1. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

2. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

3. Fireworks by Kate Cotugno

4. The Bell Jar  by Silvia Plath

5. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

6. 1984 by George Orwell

7. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

10. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

11. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

12. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

13. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

14. Words in Deep Blue  by Cath Crowley

15. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Bloggers in Residence are fantastic teen volunteer writers from across the city. They blog about their favourite teen reads and authors, and get writing assignments to cover special teen events happening at the library. Their residency rotates throughout the year. Call-outs for upcoming terms are made through the Teen Blog.