Top 10 Books to Read in the Summer of 2013

28 Aug

Here are 10 books that should be on everyone’s reading list, especially this summer. If you haven’t read these yet, you should check them out before summer ends.

**Note: Click on the cover & it’ll take you to the goodreads page for it, where you can find a synopsis & reviews on the book.

#1: The Moon & More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon & More

Sarah Dessen is by far the best author I know to get you right into the summer mood… or keep you in it as summer ends. Her new release is a must-have for all those looking to live the perfectly imperfect summer vicariously through a novel!

#2: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

With it’s 21st of August 2013 release date as a movie, City of Bones is on the pick-up shelf and definitely at the top of the Top 10 list of books to read this summer! Be sure to read the book before the movie because – and let’s face it – the book is always better!

#3: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent #1)

Set to release on March 21, 2014 as a movie, it’s a good idea to get a head start on the series. Soon, the movie will be out and you’ll be wishing you had read it before the fandom around you spoils the book before you even get to read it.

#4: The Host by Stephanie Meyer

The Host (The Host #1)

It was released March 29th, 2013 as a movie and even though Stephenie Meyer may not have won us all over with Twilight (you know who you are in this equation), The Host runs in a completely different crowd, and the movie was respectable, too.

#5: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium #1)

January 23rd, 2013, Lauren Oliver announced that Delirium would become a TV series! And even though it drives some people crazy when the book-to-tv rendition is so different, it’s still a great time to read the book and pay respects to the original ideas before the new ones take hold. You can read the full blog post about the tv-show announcement here:

#6: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)

Set to release November 22 of 2013, every loyal fan of The Hunger Games awaits with bated breath for the second movie, Catching Fire. It’s definitely time for a reread, because how else are you supposed to keep track of everything?

#7: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

This is by far the best road-trip adventure I’ve ever read about, and it probably helps that the author took the exact same road-trip as research for the book. There are awesome pictures of their adventures, receipts, maps, etc. that complete the package. If you’re looking for a light-hearted summer read about the long stretch of The Loneliest Road, this is the book to read!

#8: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1)

If you’re into the spooky-ghost-mystery-adventure type of books with a bit of a hot romance, this book is for you! It’s the type of book that grips you from the first page and holds you until the very end. One of the most gripping books I’ve ever read, that’s for sure!

#9: Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Uglies (Uglies #1)

The reason why this book will forever stay as one of the YA summer classics is because of the message this book sends, and the way it’s written. If you’re thinking about getting into a whirlwind of an adventure with a heavy message, this book’s for you! With this series, it’s easy to get lost in a different world that you’ll be thinking about for a long time after you’ve finished reading it.

#10: She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva

She's So Money

It’s a cutely hilarious read that involves a lot of scheming, overachieving up-tightness, a hot popular guy with a killer grin, and a restaurant at stake. When you put all these things together into one book, you’re in for a lot of laughing and shaking your head. Also, one memorable summer read.


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