Today I’m pleased to welcome author Annie Cosby to the blog. I hope you enjoy her summer reading picks and don’t forget to check out her book!
Summer is the time for reading — maybe because you have more free time without schoolwork bogging you down, or maybe just because it’s too hot to do anything productive. (For me, it’s the latter.) Either way, the season is fleeting, and there are so many books out there, you don’t want to waste any of the precious few days left trying to choose!
So here are my top picks:
1. Summer of Sloane: What says “summer” better than being spirited away to the beaches of Hawaii? If you (like me) can’t get there on your own, you can live vicariously through Sloane!
2. The May Queen Murders: A little spook is perfect for those quiet, dark, stifling hot nights after the campfire has died down. (And it’s doubly scary if you’re in Missouri, which I am!)
3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Okay, maybe this one doesn’t scream “summer,” but we all know about Harry’s July birthday, and what better way to celebrate the Boy Who Lived than with the first new HP book in 9 years?!
4. The Summer I Turned Pretty: Jenny Han’s classic at-the-beach-for-the-summer tale is filled with boys, beach, and family — but also some serious emotion.
5. Bone Gap: Part of the fun of summer is getting whisked away to new places — whether literally, or just in your head — and Bone Gap does just that, but with a magical twist.
6. Anna and The French Kiss: I know a lot of this story takes place during winter, but something about Anna’s lighthearted attitude and the element of travel makes this feel like a summer read!
7. The Raven Boys: Though the last book just came out this year, I consider this an old favorite. I love spending summer days with the Raven Boys.
8. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: One word: classic. This series was the theme of my high school summers, and maybe the sole reason I used half my savings to visit Greece one year. (Worth it.)
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9. Learning to Swim: I love summer reads so much I decided to write my own! In my take on a YA summer tale (with a dash of magic taken from Irish folklore), 18-year-old Cora’s summer at the beach reveals a local mystery that goes much deeper than she could imagine. (And I’m currently writing the third book in the series!)
So there you have it: what I love to read (and write) in the summertime! Now it’s your turn.
About the Author:
She’s a short, dog-obsessed, ketchup-loving romantic who splits her days—and her wardrobe—between her hometown, St. Louis, and her adopted love, Galway, Ireland.
Visit her at her website: www.anniecosby.com!