Summer Reads for Sunny Days
With summer in full swing, there's more time for books, books and more books. Whether you like to do your reading on sandy beaches or nestled underneath cozy blankets, here are some titles worth checking out while you still have adequate time to read for pleasure! Happy reading!
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Is my go-to tear jerker. It has never let me down in the crying department, and I’m currently rereading it for the third time (yes, I’m one of those people)! It’s not your usual teen love story. It centers around two teenagers and their struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide.
Mother Love by Rita Dove
Written by a black, female poet, this work explores the mother-daughter dynamic and presents alternating perspectives between Persephone and Demeter through nontraditional sonnets.
Take Me With You by Andrea Gibson
A quick read that I recommend for fans of Rupi Kaur. It’s an assortment of poems dealing with love, the world, and self-discovery.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Penned by the same author behind the critically acclaimed novel Gone Girl, this novel follows a sinister murder story and is currently the basis for an upcoming picture featuring Charlize Theron!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This YA novel explores a high-schooler's efforts to reclaim her identity through her art after she is ostracized by her peers.
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