What type of a summer reader are you?
Are you the type of reader who wants romance and light and fun reading as you laze in the sun?
Ladybird Series by Jenny MacLachlan (Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb, Sun Kissed, Star Struck) The love adventures of four friends spanning their time in secondary school. Fun and light hearted but with plenty to think about.
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick – second in the My Life Next Door Series). Romance and complications. A light and easy read, with fun characters.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series by Jenny Han Romance, high school, fun, interesting characters.
Or do you want the light and fun, but without the romance?
Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl – Dahl’s hilarious, informative and thoroughly enjoyable autobiography.
Mortal Chaos Series by Matt Dickinson – does one small action in one part of the world have far reaching effects across the world. Explore the chaos theory in these fascinating books with short and very readable chapters.
Running Girl by Simon Mason – murder mystery/detective story with interesting and real characters
Or romance without the light and fun bit? Maybe some tears along the way?
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – loss, grief, betrayal, love
I Was Here by Gayle Forman – loss, hope and love from sadness
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – mental health issues, love and loss.
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – anxiety disorders, finding strength and love
Or are you going to use your summer to stretch your reading and expand your knowledge?
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge – intriguing and interesting, a book with many layers
There Will be Lies by Nick Lake – an exciting and tortuous journey, intriguing and unusual.
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd – the IRA and the hunger strikes. Fantastic book.
Call of the Wild by Jack London – a classic. The gold rush and an animal retuning to the wild.
The Outsiders by S E Hinton – a modern classic. A favourite.
Or maybe use fiction to learn about history?
Once series by Maurice Gleitzman – WW2 through the eyes of children
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – WW2, the plight of East German refugees
Spud Series by John van de Ruit – laugh whilst you learn about South Africa at the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman – slavery and the US Civil war
Or get lost in fantasy?
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sj Maas – beauty and the beast brought to life
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld – two stories in one; interesting, witty and unusual
Raven Boys Quartet by Maggie Stiefvater – interesting and believable characters and a story that draws you in
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant – a bit of dark with your fantasy
Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown – a future dystopian world where life is hard, tough and dangerous.