Howdy Iggles! Summer is upon us (for at least half of the world) which means longer days and more time for READING! Every beach bag requires a great summer read so here are some of my favourite summer YA books. I’d love to hear yours and together we can make this the ultimate Iggle guide to holiday/summer reading!
Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen
Auden is spending her last summer before college in the idyllic beach town of Colby, with her Dad, Stepmother and newborn half sister. But a bout of insomnia and a chance meeting will allow her to discover the secrets of Colby under the cover of darkness.
Sarah Desssen is the Queen of perfect summer novels. Really, I could’ve recommended any of her books (and I do) but this one just happens to be a favourite of mine. This book has a cast of characters you’ll fall in love with and a special summer quest (us Iggles sure love quests). I just loved the premise of this girl exploring a town in the small hours and the book did not disappoint. A unique summer read with a romance that will make your toes curl.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Samantha has grown up with her politician Mother and older sister in a quiet, orderly house. Next door live the Garretts, who have seven kids and anything but order. But when Sam’s summer collides with her next door neighbours, will she be forced to choose which side of the fence to stand on?
I finished this book last week and I loved it. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. This book has all the trademarks of a summer read before you’re even halfway through and then it knocks you for six! I cannot recommend this one enough and I’ll certainly be reading it for many summers to come.
We Were Liars by E Lockhart
Cadence is a Sinclair and they spend their summers on a private island…
That’s as much a synopsis as I dare give you for this book. Pick this up knowing nothing and I guarantee you’ll thank me later. I devoured this book in two sittings and I can’t stop thinking about it. Beautifully written and always entertaining, one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s a quick read so pop it in your beach bag and prepare to have your mind blown.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy and Roger are practically strangers, but now they’re forced to drive across America together. The route’s already mapped out for them, but this trip isn’t about the destination, but the journey.
Road Trip books are the best, but this is the crème de la crème of road trip books. Complete with snack preferences, state mottos, playlists and state food favourites. I felt like I was in the back of the car for the entire journey. This book is the ideal escape during the hazy summer afternoons.