Musing About Things: Summer Reading


Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Books and a Beat‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:

I love summer. Kind of. I mean, besides hating on the heat, I love the longer days we get which means more time to enjoy the beach and reading at the beach. And also, I don’t have to worry about bringing a jacket if I’m just going to hang out in the afternoon (except maybe to the beach). Summer also means the summer reading program at work and that’s usually fun. Kind of. So, here are some books I take to the beach or if you’re going to be spending all the at the library because of the air condition. Because you know, that’s how we bookworms roll if we’re not the outdoors-y type.

1. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – Even though the books usually come out in the spring or fall I usually think of summer when associating with the Percy Jackson series because it involves a camp of sorts. Who doesn’t love camping out in the wilderness and battling mythological creatures? And making s’mores? And sing songs about Satyr’s and Wood Nymph’s?

2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – Honestly all Sarah Dessen books have a summer vibe for me. Just remember to have some snacks in hand because her books make you crave for stuff you never thought you’d end up craving for. Like pie.

3. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Bucket lists, road trips, ice cream…ahh, the very definition of summer.

4. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda – Because who doesn’t love a good scary read at the beach? I read this one last summer and I’m waiting for summer to read The Perfect Stranger just because I love the atmosphere. Maybe I need that road trip to Yosemite again for the full effect.

5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins – I know this novel takes place during the school year, but I think the setting and the whole Southern Belle reminds me of summer. The other two novels in the series are on my summer reading.

What are some of your favorite reads for the summer or that reminds you of summer? Do you participate in the summer reading program at your local library?

Author: Jackie

7 Replies to “Musing About Things: Summer Reading”

  1. Dessen is such a summer staple. She set so many of her books at the beach, and even when they are not at the beach, they have a rather breezy vibe that says “summer” to me. Same goes for Matson. That’s why they are two of my favorite contemporary writers.
    Sam @ WLABB

  2. This might be a weird answer but I always associate reading LOTR with summer. When the movies were coming out my brother told me that I had to read it first before we saw them. So, I spent ALL summer reading that massive trilogy. But I loved it and now I appreciate it. 🙂

  3. oh I just love summer time, and I don’t mind the heat, I like it more than the cold. I do love all the focus on reading in summer time pretty much everywhere you go. Rick Riordan is a great author to read.

  4. I love summer! We don’t usually get crazy heat and I love when the sun is out until 10pm. Yes to no jackets or bundling up!
    Morgan Matson definitely has the best summer books! I also love Kasie West ones for summer! And any road trip book (:

  5. Your list of summer reads is the best. Especially Since You’ve Been Gone – that is the quitscetial summer read. <3
    Megan @

  6. I like summer but it always seems to be so busy. I don’t usually get as many books read in the summer months. I have most of these books on my tbr list but haven’t read any of them yet. I am probably most excited to read Rebel Belle since I think it sounds like a lot of fun.

  7. Oh my god, summer reading at the library. I’m with you 100% Jackie: while it can be fun to see the kids get excited, It’s such a freaking grind. Thankfully there are books to take me away from it all and keep me sane. I’m gonna check out All the Missing Girls now! 🙂

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