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Summer Reads and Playlist

Summer Reads and Playlist

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The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau

Zeeta longs for a normal life, not one where she gets swept away to a different country by her mother every year. This summer Zeeta and her Rumi-loving, turning-trash-into-beauty, English-teaching, spiritual mother, Layla, are in Ecuador. Zeeta is determined to convince her mother to settle down, but then she meets a boy. . . A great novel for anyone who has a bad case of wanderlust. This series is exciting, charming, unique, and interesting. Do yourself a huge favor and check it out. Book Trailer

 

 

See also:

Red Glass by Laura Resau

Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents by Elisabeth Eaves

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

 

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

 

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

A Peter Pan retelling narrated by Tinkerbell. Before Wendy, Peter Pan had another love. . . This story is strangely dark and twists the fairy tale (and your heart) so much that you will never look at the sweet, Disney tale the same way ever again.  I highly recommend this to anybody. It is such a gorgeous, vivid story that will make your heart yearn for more in this enchanting world. Book Trailer

 

See also:

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

No Ordinary Love by you+me

Author’s playlist

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

You’ve probably watched the movie, but like every other adaptation, the book is always better. This is an easy going summer read that any girl will enjoy. It shows a friendship that every person longs to have. Summer romance, heartbreak, and reunited family makes this book fluffy, but emotional at the same time.

 

 

First Time by Vance Joy

Soundtrack

 

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

If you’re looking for a summer romance that will make your stomach do cartwheels (because of the cutesy romance, not because you had too much ice cream and might need to barf) then this is perfect for you. Ever since the Garrets moved in next door, Samantha and her sister have been told to not go near them. She disgusted them. But now Samantha is all grown up, and her mother is too busy running for state senator. A son of the Garrets and Samantha fall fiercely in love.

 

 

Also check out:

What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

 

Fourth of July by Fall Out Boy

Official playlist

 

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Taking place in the captivating, historical town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Seventeen year old Hester meets a mysterious, beautiful man named Ezra. 100 years back into the past, a seductive, gorgeous mermaid falls in love with a human, Ezra. Back to the present, Hester is convinced her family is cursed, love has resulted in death for every woman for generations. This unique, mesmerizing story offers a whole different perspective for mermaids and your summer. Not your typical work-as-a-lifeguard and fall-in-love-with-some-gorgeous-guy summer, but a dark, twisted one with a strong layer of beauty over it that will make you remember it for a long time after you read it.

 

 

See also:

September Girls by Bennett Madison

Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

 

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Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Taylor is good at one thing only, running away. When her father gets devastating news, they decide to go back to their old summer Lake House in the Poconos. In this summer, Taylor will rediscover herself and reunite with her roots and old friends. This book is perfect for the summer, you can practically feel the humidity rolling off the pages. What this book is also perfect for: breaking your heart. It will do serious damage to your heart, but that is exactly why I recommend it 100%. Book Trailer

 

 

See also:

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve been Gone by Morgan Matson

 

Escape by KONGOS

Ronan by Taylor Swift

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Heather never imagined she would ever compete in Panic, a legendary, and dangerous, game played by graduating seniors every summer, where the stakes are high and the payoff is higher. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. He has a secret, but what he doesn’t know is that everybody has a secret. In this thrilling, high paced novel you will probably begin to understand why teenagers are always being called stupid. Lauren Oliver perfectly weaves desperation, secrets, lies, love, and danger into a dark web and spun it into this great book. It will keep your heart pounding days after you finished the last page.

 

 

See also:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

 

Axe to Grind by Bastille, Tyde & Rationale

 

The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw

A haunted mansion. Sis dead children. A garden full of statues. With every step Jim takes around Minerva hall, he is haunted by ghosts of six dead children. These children start leaving him cryptic clues pointing to a devastating ancient prophecy that only he can stop from being fulfilled. This book was a favorite growing up. It’s just as creepy and exciting as it looks. I guarantee you’ve never read a book like this one before. Book Trailer

 

 

See also:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

 

Haunted by Taylor Swift

 

 

 

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