Welcome back to another week of Sweet Summertime Reads! I'm excited to have Lisa from Lost in Literature on the blog today because 1) she loves contemporary YA as much as I do & 2) she takes the most gorgeous bookish scene photos on IG! Please welcome Lisa to the blog, but first, a few things...
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Okay, enough about me... let's talk about BOOKS!! I adore beach reads. I'd say I'm over 75% a contemporary reader, and YA summertime beach reads are my jam!! I just can't get enough! I'm so excited to share with you all today some of my very favorite beach reads!! Whether you like emotional reads, quirky & fun reads, or something a bit more swoony, I have a recommendation for you! So let's get started!
Summer of Supernovas is such a fun read that will leave you with the warm fuzzies. The characters are so adorable and the story is the perfect level of quirky, entertaining and fun. A must-read for sure!
Summer of Sloane is such a fantastic read! It addresses some more serious issues, and the emphasis on family and friendship really shines through. PLUS if you're looking for a swoony guy, THIS is a book you'll want to check out. ;)
Girl Against the Universe surprised me in such a wonderful way! It ended up being one of my very favorite reads this year. This story surrounds a girl with a mental illness, but addresses it all in such a realistic and impressive way. PLUS I love the sports references, which always add a whole new "beachy" feel to books for me. You'll definitely want this one in your beach bag!
Looking for tons of fluff? Dreamology is the read for you! A contemporary with a bit of a sci-fi element included, this story stays pretty fluffy and low-key. No unnecessary drama or emotions in this one! It's a cute, fun, entertaining read!
Of course, a beach reads list isn't complete without adding in my favorite YA contemporary series of ever, Anna and the French Kiss!! I know the majority of people have already read this series. But if you haven't, it's PERFECT for those hot summer days! It's also a great series to re-read, so you can always consider it for that purpose as well. ;)
Last but not least, I wanted to add in something for the non-contemporary reader. The Lunar Chronicles is AMAZING!!! For someone who doesn't normally read sci-fi, it means a lot coming from me. Another popular series, I know... but if you haven't yet read this one, I'd 100% recommend it! Going to the beach for a week? The PERFECT series to binge straight through!!
Thank you so much, Lisa, for sharing your summer reading recs. I love that two of the books you featured are both in my first giveaway!! Great minds think alike ;) hehe