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The Perfect Summer Reads

10/05/2017

Although it definitely doesn’t seem like it, summer is fast approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait for warm weather and to spend all day (and night) lounging around reading books. I have books that I love to read before and during summer, since they put me in that sun loving mood.

 

The first book I think of when I think summer is one of my favourite books ever, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. This book takes place over the summer and has many classic summer events that take place in the book, including road trips, camping and of course, summer love. A&R’s Epic Detour is a perfect fun read for a long car ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Open Road Summer by Emery Lord is another summer book that I can’t ever get enough of. It even has summer in the title! It’s based upon Reagan, who spends her summer on tour with her best friend Lilah Montgomery (coughtaylorswiftcough) and the opening act, Matt Finch (coughnickjonascough) behind the scenes and gets into some adventures herself. Another contemporary book filled with fireworks (literal and figurative) Open Road Summer is another perfect summer read.

 

 

 

 

 

 I recently read Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (in the dead of winter) and thought it would be perfect to read during summer travels and not when I’m freezing in the Canadian winter. Love and Gelato is about Lina, who moves to Italy after her mother’s death. She has a mission to find out who her father is and at the same time discovers the love, heartbreak and betrayal in Italy during the hot summer months.

 

 

 

 

 

  Two Summers by Aimee Friedman is another book ideal for summer. Two Summers tells two different stories in one book, the chapters alternating with each story line that start and end the same. Besides the cool concept and different way of storytelling, Two Summers tells a realistic, relatable story AND a somewhat unrealistic but secretly all of our fantasies story in one read. Talk about efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait until summer to read these books (again) and discover some more awesome summer reads, because summer is meant for reading.

 

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Image: Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato

By Welch, Jenna Evans
Image: Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato

By Welch, Jenna Evans
Image: Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato

By Welch, Jenna Evans
Image: Two Summers

Two Summers

By Friedman, Aimee
Image: Two Summers

Two Summers

By Friedman, Aimee
Image: Two Summers

Two Summers

By Friedman, Aimee