By Maricarmen Estudillo
I only have three words to share with you.
Hot. Summer. Reads.
What do these words mean?
Laugh out loud humor , sizzling summer romance and heart melting stories. Deep Sigh. I invite you into the world of summer between the pages of my top 5 Summer picks.
1. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
My Take: Fantastic mixture of dry sarcasm, love and self-discovery. Oh and a twist. Beware of the twist.
“Money can’t buy a good first impression.” – The Distance Between Us
2. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
My Take: If you don’t crack a rib laughing at the opening scene I will eat my weight in inky paper. This story is not only full of humor it also sheds light on anxiety disorder and bullying in a way that keeps everything fluffy. Bonus tip listen to the audiobook.
“Audrey wears dark glasses all the time, even in the house. She almost never goes out, doesn’t talk to new people, and finds making eye contact to be nearly impossible.” – Finding Audrey
3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
My Take: Let’s run away to Italy! This story is sweet and full of hope, a perfect beach read”
“A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.” – Love & Gelato
4. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
My Take: Enchanting is the only word I have to describe this book, for hours at a time I did not know where I was, let alone who.
“Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret.” – Wink Poppy Midnight
5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
My Take: I went into this book blind, it was awesome. A book of Summer, of privilege, of secrets and young love, oh this one will leave you gutted and aching for more.
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
And of course here is the bonus:
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
My Take: If you are a Potter fan on the verge of hiding this book on the back of your closet because you aren’t ready for Harry Potter adult version let me tell you that I was 129% against reading this, but I did and you know what? You need to, too!
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