So, you need to make those books count. Before I get to my recommendations, I just wanted to add that I accidentally put my hand in hedgehog poo in the process of taking the below photograph, so you'd better appreciate it. Thanks.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars is short and sweet, perfect for taking to the beach, but don't be fooled - it's not light or fluffy. It is complex, disturbing and deceitful. It is summer, sand, and stolen kisses. Intrigued?
The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt
If you're not going on a road trip this summer, great, you can live vicariously through this book. And if you are going on a road trip... even better, you can take this along with you!
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
If you haven't read any books by Stephanie Perkins, please do. This trilogy makes me so, so happy. And, hey, if you're not going anywhere exciting this summer, these books are set all over the world, so they're perfect for escapism. Plus, they make your heart all warm and fuzzy.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Okay, this book didn't make me happy - in fact, it made me incredibly sad - but, at the same time, it's such a beautiful book and I urge you to read it. Jandy Nelson is a fantastic writer and you'll be hooked from the very first word, I promise you.
Paper Towns by John Green
This is the first book I read by John Green. It's also one of the first books I read as a book blogger. And now it's being adapted for the big screen! I seriously cannot wait - how are we supposed to wait until August?! - and this is the perfect opportunity to re-read it in preparation for the film, or to experience the magic of reading it for the first time.
What should I be reading this summer? Let me know your recommendations!