Cute Summer Reads

Raise your hand if you thought you’d find a summer love/fling/bae this summer! I know I’m definitely raising my hand (Bethany you know you are too). Now keep your hand raised if this did not happen! *Me and a million other girls keep our hands raised* Every year I tell myself I will find a summer romance for the ages. Full of cute dates and hand holding and all of those cute YA Romance worthy moments. But, a summer romance has not yet graced my presence. They are unrealistic but we all need our summer fling fix and while you may not have a real one my coping method is always to read a book about a cute summer fling (or a book with romancey summer flingy feelings) that has some awesome characters to live through. So, here are my recommendations for some books that will give you those cute summer flingy feelings; (oh and i’m gonna rate them on the “flirty scale” with cute kiss emojis 1 kiss=”OMG THAT WAS SO CUTE”  5 kisses=”How can I live with this much adorable/swoon-worthy romance!?”


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Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

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I just recently read this book a couple of months ago and I absolutely loved it. You’ll have to read a full description on Goodreads but the book is set in a cute beach town and is very adorable <3.

“You couldn’t just pick and choose at will when someone depended on you, or loved you. It wasn’t like a light switch, easy to turn on or off. If you were in, you were in. Out, you were out.” — Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride 


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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

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I read this during the winter and I feel absolutely in love this was sooooooo great!!!

“It was exactly as he’d thought it would be, like the first time and the millionth time all at once, like being wide awake, like losing his balance. Only this time, it wasn’t just him; this time, they were losing their balance together.”
― Jennifer E. Smith, This Is What Happy Looks Like


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Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

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I know I post a lot about Sarah Dessen in these kinds of challenges but she is the master of YA romance! I love this book because while it does have some very cute romancey moments I think it also talks about friendship and self-esteem and I love that. It also talks about when the romance doesn’t always work out and I think that’s great too.

“for once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.”
― Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon


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Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider 

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I read this book last summer and I enjoyed it so much. The relationship was so cute and absolutely darling and at points it reminded me of those weird indie romance movies but I loved it. Especially because the book trailer was done by this film maker I love so much so you should totally check it out also I think the trailer gives you sooo many feels; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDwuE16oC5w

“Being temporary doesn’t make something matter any less, because the point isn’t for how long, the point is that it happened.”
― Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means


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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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JUST READ IT THERE ARE ICE CREAM CONES ON THE COVER! Seriously though this book is very summery and very good.

“He looked right at me as he gave me a half smile. “You’re the brightest thing in the room”, he said. He lifted his hand from my waist, and slowly, carefully brushed a stray lock of hair from my cheek. “You shine””.― Morgan Matson, Since You’ve Been Gone


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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

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This book involves travel, cute British boys, and a little bit of mystery. What’s not to love?

“I like you because you were mad. And you’re pretty. And pretty sane for a mad person.”
― Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


I hope you enjoyed that! Have a great summer with or without a summer fling.

xoxo,

Madison

Instead of a song I am linking my favorite short film. It’s by Yulin Kuang and it’s full of Harry Potter references and all of the feels and it is aptly named I Ship It

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Fabulously Fun Reads For Summer!!!

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Hey Guys! It’s been awhile, sorry I haven’t posted for a couple months first I had a bunch of stuff going on with school and finals and then my laptop decided to be a poop and I had to go get it fixed. So, since summer officially started a couple days ago I decided to give you some fun recommendations for books to read during the summer. Most of these books will be YA romance or fantasy books. I love to live vicariously through YA characters during the summer, I mean who doesn’t want to pretend that they’re in a whirlwind romance or finding out that they have magical powers when they’re actually just sitting in their basement. Okay, guys I hope you like my book recommendations for summer! Remember to read some books outside while we have this nice weather I love reading a good book under a shady tree during the summer. 🙂


Beach Blondes by Katherine Aapplegate

So, I know the title sounds cheesy that’s what I thought when I picked it up from the library but it was so good. I loved it!  It was sweet and dramatic and I just finished the second book in the series last week. I found this book to be captivating and it made me feel like I was in Florida with the characters in the book having the best summer of my life right alongside them.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book is super cute! I loved this book and it’s perfect for summer because it’s filled with cute British boys, fun French culture, and great friendships!


ThAngel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson

This book is great it’s full of family, adventure, and epic dangers and mysteries. I loved the main character she was strong and caring and knew how to kick some butt it’s sure to be an exciting read for summer.


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

I loved Born at Midnight and the whole Shadow Falls series! I love fantasy books like this and I loved how all the characters have some super cool powers. If this book was real I would totally want to be a witch and go to the Shadow Falls camp.

Summer camp + ❤ + fantasy = Shadow Falls


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham (The Ghost Writer)

*WARNING THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY CHEESY* Okay, this book is cheesy and I know that some of you don’t like cheesy YA romances but I love them. So, if you want an easy and lovely read this summer read Girl Online.


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Okay, as you guys know I love Sarah Dessen’s books with a passion. And this book is great for the summer and it make will you feel all of the feels.


Frost- Jotun Chronicles #1 by Erin Latimer

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/990020-frost-jotun-chronicles-1

I read this book last summer and I loved it and guess what it’s on Wattpad so you can read this awesome book for free. This book is a beautifully written fantasy and you should definitely give it a try this summer!


Paper Towns by John Green

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGiHm5WMLk

You’ve probably heard a ton about this book because it’s coming out as a movie soon but Paper Towns is my favorite book by John Green. It’s super cute and if you start soon you can read it before the movie comes out! 😀


The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle

Okay, so I know I cheated because this is a series not a single book but I love this series! Lauren Myracle is one of my favorite authors and my friends and I read her books all throughout middle school. This series is about growing up and falling in love and these books are perfect for a fun relaxed summer.


I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The setting for this book is a spy school for girls and frankly this book is fucking awesome. I love the strong female characters who fight for themselves and fall in love at the same time. Also, if you like this series read the Airhead series by Ally Carter too because that is also pretty fucking fabulous.


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain myself with this one just read it because it’s awesome. 🙂


Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

I loved the main character in this book and I liked how it talked about how people can get tangled up in their own lies. I thought it was pretty good but the Goodreads reviews weren’t all great so let me know what you think if you read it.


So, those are my recommendations for some sweet summer reads! If you’ve read any of them comment down below so we can chat about them together!

Here’s my summer playlist I hope you enjoy it!

XOXO,

❤ Madison ❤

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me