You know what I don’t like? Rigid summer reading lists. Every summer since my junior year of high school, I’ve made a list in early May of books I wanted to read over the summer. While making the list is fun, once actual summer arrives, I feel super limited in what I can read. Sometimes I’m just NOT in the mood for what’s on my list, but I feel like I have to get through the list. This often leads me to read less because I’m avoiding starting the next book on the list. This summer, I decided to have a fun, easy summer. Though I have to read two novels for my thesis project, the rest of my list is, well, nonexistent. I bought a ton of great books before summer started, and now I”m going to pick what to read to next based on what I’m in the mood for, not based on a stipulated list. So, I wanted to share some of my top picks for summer reading! Some of the novels I’ve read personally, and some are on my to-read list, but regardless, from what I’ve experienced or heard, I know all these novels are pretty light and quick reads.
Me Before You | Leave Your Mark | Saint Anything (Currently Reading!) | Big Sur | Looking For Alaska | Americanah
Looking for Alaska by John Green inspired my institution of the life library in my own life. I buy tons of books, and add them to my shelves, hoping I’ll get to them eventually. I love reading, and I have so many things I want to read, so I just keep adding to my library. I’m also definitely one of those people that will have an in-house library in my home. Anyway, the above books are great reads that’ll make you think, but are also light enough to be enjoyable summer reads. Happy reading!