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):






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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