What’s the best way to dive into the summer other than a good book? With the school year coming to an end and our workloads shrinking, summer becomes the best time to attack our ever growing TBR’s. With summer on the way here are a few lighthearted fun reads that you can fly through this summer.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
A sweet contemporary romance about two Indian-American teens whose parents have an arranged a marriage between them. A funny short read from the unique perspective that will make a summer afternoon just fly by.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
A contemporary retelling of Cinderella set in modern day combining sci-fi and fairy tales. Our main character Elle has entered a cosplay contest to the dismay of her stepmother in order to win a contest in order to win a ticket to go to a cosplay ball and met the lead actor of her favorite TV show reboot. Filled with heartwarming moments as well as some humor, geekerella manages to combine the love of fandoms and the beloved fairytale in order to weave an original story that’ll leave you entertained.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
You can’t go wrong with any book by Rainbow Rowell but Fangirl is without a doubt one of her best works. A book following our main character Cath Avery as she makes her way through her freshman year of college and is a story about first experiences. A book that’s both fun and relatable and contributes to an overall pleasant reading experience. This is a quirky fun read about a girl who is overly attached to her fan fiction that is very enjoyable and moving.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
If you’re a fan of romance, The Hating Game is the book for you. This is an office romance with a bit of a twist, our two main characters are both assistants towards the CEO’s and are competing against each other for a higher position. Although they’ve been working together for a year they’ve hated each other and have a rivalry going on. The pacing of the book is great and the ending is satisfying but not entirely predictable as most romance’s typically are. It also has more than its fair share of funny moments and makes a great fun read.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book made waves earlier this year as it addressed an important topic that needs to be discussed, the unprovoked shooting of black people. This book sends an important political and social message and was not only extremely well written but gripped you from the first page and didn’t let you go. This book was inspired by the black lives movement and chronicles a community’s reaction to when an unarmed teen was shot by a police officer and the events that unfold from there. Being both relevant and gripping this book is a must read for all teens as it provides insight into the flaws in the world around us and can hopefully inspire change.