I am a voracious book-a-day or two type of reader. Lately I prefer YA books, as I think so many of them are superiorly written to the adult “beach read” options available. I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the summer so far:
Let’s just say, I enjoyed The Raven Boys so much that I read the whole series in just days, and then went and found all of her other books (My favorite being The Scorpio Races). The Raven Boys is the tale of a group of private school boys and a clairvoyant’s daughter who are on the search for a ley line. The characters in this book, like Stiefvater’s other books, are all well developed and you find yourself invested in and rooting for them.
I hated the first 60 pages of this book. And then, the story began and I was hooked and read the rest in one sitting. This is a story of teenage twins who navigate the complexities of teenage life without their mother. There are lots of twists and turns and surprises that make this a worthwhile read.
This book has shock value. If you love twists, this book of two estranged sisters will not disappoint.
4. Paper Towns
I love John Green. I know The Fault in Our Stars has received all of the attention, but Paper Towns is my favorite and it will be in theaters this summer! Meet awkward Quentin and his cool girl neighbor, Margo as they go on an adventure of a (teenage) lifetime.
Love Dickens? The Cheshire Cheese Cat takes a twist on A Tale of Two Cities in a way that we all can enjoy.
What’s on your reading list this summer?