I originally titled this post ‘Is it Summer Yet?’ because London was looking like it’d be experiencing permanent winter, but then THE SUN CAME OUT!
I normally do not like to pick out books to read in advance because then it starts to feel like I have to read them, which then makes me not want to read them. But it’s now genuinely summer – and I love summery books! I’ve only picked four, but I am
definitely probably going to read all of them. Click on the title to go to read more about the book on Goodreads.
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin
I received this book for review. It was unsolicited and I hadn’t heard of it, but I’m super happy I received it – it arrived at the right time. It’s set in East Hampton, which looks like someplace I’d like to be right now.
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
I came across Kerry’s list of beach books on Hello Giggles, which is where she mentioned Summer Sisters. I have never read Judy Blume, which, in America, is unfathomable. I know most people go for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret first, but hey.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
I bought Meant to Be over a year ago now, so I think it’s about time I pick it up. I’m also a Londoner who loves reading books about London and other Londoners. Perfect.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
IT’S JUST ALL SO CUTE. I really love the look of this book – baby blue and yellow. Can you even get any more summery?
I’m sure there are many more appropriate books to be read this year, but these four are at the top of my summer list.
If you’re also looking for some other suggestions, I’d pick: Second Chance Summer, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, The Statistically Probability of Love at First Sight, The Probability of Miracles, Maine, The Sea Sisters, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, I Capture the Castle, The Art of Fielding, The Light Between Oceans, Geek Girl.
And, lastly, because this is Pretty Books, here’s some pretty photographs of books: