Ah Summer! Whether you are lying on a beach, sipping a ice cold drink with an umbrella in it; or curled on the sofa with a cup of tea wondering why the British summer is always so wet! I have some great YA summer reads for you.
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma ~ reading this is like floating down river in a boat, the sun on your face, a gentle breeze playing over you and only the vaguest idea what your destination is going to be. But this book is all about the journey.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen ~ Sarah Dessen is the queen of summer reads and this is one of my favourites. It takes place at the beach and there are parties, midnight trips, bike riding, a screaming baby and a very sweet romance.
Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler ~ I adore this book told in the alternating POV by Elliot and Callie as they fall in love over the summer. I also love the setting, a camp for overweight children whose motto is What would Jesus eat?
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott at her best. A cop and a thief fall for each other during the course of a summer in the small town of Heaven. It's both adorable and achingly sad.
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley ~ It's Christmas in this book, but as it's set in Australia it's also summer, so it qualifies. Told from both Charlie and Rose's points of view this is such a beautiful book, it had me absolutely hooked from page one.
Thanks so much for having me Leanna and if anyone has any great summer reads to recommend I'd love to hear about them!
Thanks so much Alexa for the great guest post! I love the sound of all of these books and will definitely be adding them to my wish list! I haven't yet read anything by Sarah Dessen or Elizabeth Scott (terrible, I know), but I've wanted to check out those authors for a while now, and I think I'll start with the books you picked! They both sound fab!
If you'd like to read more from Alexa, you should stop by her most excellent blog Not Enough Bookshelves where you can read her fab reviews and also check out photos (including an Anna and the French Kiss moment!) from her recent trip to Paris!
If you'd like to write a Summer Spotlight guest post just drop me an email at daisychainbookreviews(at)gmail(dot)com