Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (36)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Top Ten Summer Reads
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 
I changed the theme a little bit from beach reads to summer reads.

1. Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
It takes place in the middle of the sea during the summer= perfect summer read.

2. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
Each book takes place during the summer, plus there's romance and friendship and girly goodness, which makes for a great beach read, in my opinion.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1)
3. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
Again, the time of year it takes place is very fitting, and this one is great because it takes place in Israel! (:

4. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
Set just as summer is ending, it's the story of sisters as they grow up and try to find themselves. 
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks
5. Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani
The sequel to Viola in Reel Life, Viola is back in NYC for the summer and is trying to navigate internships, friendships, and many other difficulties. And it's in NYC.

6. Dramarama by E. Lockhart
It's set at a theatre camp. You know this is going to be interesting.
7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Ginny goes on an adventure across Europe that ends up being crazier than she expected.

8. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Camp Half-Blood is a little different from most camps, but it's definitely the story of an unforgettable summer.

9. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
You didn't really think a John Green book wasn't going to get on this list, did you?

10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A must read any time of the year, really.
The Great Gatsby

What books would you suggest to someone to read over the summer?


  1. Great list! The Lightning Thief actually was on the summer reading list at the middle school I used to teach at!

  2. Ah, The Great Gatsby and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are terrific choices.


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