Pinterest Interest | Books for Your Summer Reading List

At last, we are in the home stretch of the 2015-2016 school year, with only a little over a month separating us from warm weather and minimal responsibility.

Sadly, the closer we get, the longer the days seem to be, for me at least. Thinking about summer is about the only way I’m going to make it through these last few weeks.

Part of what I’m looking forward to this summer is having more time to read. Maybe that makes me a nerd, or maybe that just means that I chose correctly when I decided to be an English major. Either way, I know I’m not the only person who enjoys curling up with a good book when they have the time to.

To satisfy those summer reading cravings, I took to Pinterest for some ideas of what to read this summer 2016. Here are some suggestions:

“Divergent,” Veronica Roth

Beatrice Prior lives in a futuristic dystopian society where everyone is separated into categories based on their character traits. When Beatrice is able to choose which group she’d like to join, she makes a decision that shocks her loved ones and changes her life. From there, she begins to discover things about not only herself, but also about her seemingly “perfect” society.

:Looking for Alaska,” John Green

Miles “Pudge” Halter becomes dissatisfied with his boring life and decides to seek adventure with a brand new group of friends. The leader of this new group is named Alaska, with whom Pudge falls madly in love. In the face of tragedy that rocks the group, Pudge learns important lessons about life and love.

“We Were Liars,” E. Lockhart

From what I gathered in the book’s very vague description on barnesandnoble.com, the plot follows a group of liars with a destructive friendship. There is some sort of love story involved and, from the looks of it, plenty of twists and turns that make this seem to be a great suspense novel.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Ransom Riggs

The story begins with 16-year-old Jacob, who is roaming after a tragic accident involving his family. On his journey, he discovers Miss Peregrine’s abandoned home which is crawling with strange children who, from the sounds of it, could be living on the paranormal side of things.

“Eleanor & Park,” Rainbow Rowell

Two young teens, Eleanor and Park, are misfits who meet in the year 1986. Together, they test the waters of young love. This book has been described as a charming tale that will bring its reader back to all those wonderful feelings of their own first love.

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