The Book Junkie

 Fun Summer Reading


Looking for a summer reading list? No, not one of those mandatory-but-boring lists from high school! I'm talking about a list of recommendations for when you're looking for something fun to read, but don't know what you want. Here's a list of books I've read over the last year that I've enjoyed (in no particular order):


Y=youth/children’s

F=fantasy

M=mystery

B=biography/memoir

R=romance

L=literary or general fiction

H=historical fiction

 

The Secret of Platform 13 (Eva Ibbotson)  YF

 

The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh) L

 

Hoot (Carl Hiaasen) Y

 

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan) FM

 

The Black Stallion (Walter Farley) Y

 

Athena the Brain (Joan Holub) YF

 

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (Barbara Kingsolver) B

The Bean Trees L

Pigs in Heaven L

Prodigal Summer L

 

Out of My Mind (Sharon Draper) Y

 

Zombies for Breakfast (Becca Leone) RF

 

A Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness) FR

 

Homicide in Hardcover (Kate Carlisle) M

 

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady (Elizabeth Stuckey-French) L

 

Room (Emma Donoghue) L

 

Blue Wolf (Catherine Creedon) Y

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley) M

 

Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) F

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) Y

 

The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier) Y

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie) Y

 

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven (Kevin Malarkey) B

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time (Mark Haddon) L

 

Over the Edge (Brandilyn Collins) M

 

Over Sea, Under Stone (Susan Cooper) YF

 

Gregor the Overlander (Suzanne Collins) YF

 

Rhapsody (Elizabeth Haydon) F

 

The Sisters Grimm (Michael Buckley) YF

 

A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) LH

 

Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) HRFL

 

The Three Fates (Nora Roberts) R

 

Inkheart (Cornelia Funke) YF

 

Good in Bed (Jennifer Weiner) L

 

A Flaw in the Blood (Stephanie Barron) M

 

The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennet) L

 

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie) HL

 

A Pearl in the Storm (Tori Murden Mcclure) B

 

Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) B

 

31 Dates in 31 Days (Tamara Duricka Johnson) B

 

My Stroke of Insight (Jill Bolte Taylor) B

 

Hiding Space (Linda Andrews) RF



Well, I hope this has helped you find some new books to read this summer. Enjoy!

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