5 Books That You Really, Really Need to Read This Summer

It’s summer!

Summer means pool parties and popsicles, traveling and relaxing at home. Best of all, it means no school and plenty of time to read! Today I’m going to be sharing with you the 5 books I think everyone should be reading this summer. 🙂

1.) Since You’ve Been Gone, by Morgan Matson


Since You’ve Been Gone is the absolute perfect summer read. It’s well-written, has strong characters and plotline, and the perfect amount of romance. Throughout the whole story, Emily is spending her summer checking items off of a list that her best friend, Sloane, left her just as she disappeared. Emily hopes that by completing the list, she can find her friend once again. This is a shoe-in for a reading by the pool book (or by the beach!).

2.) Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life, by Wendy Mass

My homemade book cover was inspired by this post of Clara’s! Do you like it?

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life made my list for a few reasons. First of all, it is a five star review book. Second, it’s set in summer. And thirdly, I feel like people will read it if I tell them about it, because they want to find out what the meaning of life is. 😉 Haha! Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life chronicles the adventures of Jeremy Fink and his best friend, Lizzy, as they work to find the keys that will open a box given to Jeremy by his late father. The box supposedly contains the meaning of life. I absolutely loved following along with Jeremy and Lizzy, and I hope you will, too.

3.) Mother-Daughter Book Camp, by Heather Vogel Frederick

I have an ARC of this book- the published cover is blue and the images are a little different.

Mother-Daughter Book Camp is the seventh book in a series, but it still made my list. 😉 Even if you haven’t read the first six Mother-Daughter Book Clubs (and I highly recommend that you do!), you’ll still love this book. It’s set in summer, when Emma, Jess, Cassidy, Megan, and Becca head off to Camp Lovejoy to be camp counselors. They bring their book club along with them, as a cure for the homesickness their campers are experiencing. I’ve never been to summer camp, but after reading this book, I feel like I have. I adored all the descriptions of Camp Lovejoy traditions and daily life, and I know I’ll be rereading it this summer.♥

4.) Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery


If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite book. Returning to Green Gables is like returning home. Anne Shirley is the epitome of a wonderful character, and though this book goes through many seasons, the heart of it is definitely summer.

5.) Love and Gelato, by Jenna Evans Welch


Love & Gelato is set in summer- and in Tuscany, Italy. That alone is good enough reason to read it! What’s more, it’s a fabulous story. 😉 After her mother passes away, Lina is sent to Italy for the summer to live with her father, who she’s never met. It’s most definitely not how she wants to spend her summer, but after she receives an old journal of her mother’s, she realizes that this summer may have a lot more adventure than she originally thought it would. A heartwarming read with the proper amount of romance and plenty of gelato (it is Italy, after all), I highly recommend this as a summer read.

Have you read any of these//what did you think? What are some of your favorite books to read in summer? I hope you enjoyed! See you in the comments.


P.S. I can’t express my happiness about my bookish photography here. GUYS.

10 thoughts on “5 Books That You Really, Really Need to Read This Summer

  1. Great post! You already know my love for Since You’ve Been Gone, and I also enjoyed Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life when I read it a few years ago. I haven’t read the other three (yet! I will read Anne of Green Gables this summer!) but Love and Gelato sounds cute.

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