Reading during the summer months are some of my most memorable reads of the entire year! Whether I am curled up in my room for hours or laying poolside in my backyard, there is something about the summer sun that leaves a lasting impression on those books! This summer, I have been diving into all types of genres and wanted to share them with you!

Here are five of my favorite Summer reads of 2020!

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Throne of Glass

-Young Adult High Fantasy
-Rating of Books Read: 4 out of 5 Stars

I have finally dove into the world of Sarah J. Maas, and I am so glad I did! If you are looking for a high stakes fantasy series, this is the one for you. From Assassins to multiple romances, you can fall in love with Maas does a great job of pulling you from reality and dropping you in the middle of the action! I have been really enjoying my time with her characters and look forward to finishing out the series by the end of the summer!

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-Young Adult Contemporary
-Rating of Book: 5 out of 5 Stars

This book was everything I wanted in a contemporary and more! SLAY by Brittany Morris follows a girl who creates her own virtual reality video game centered around Black culture. I loved seeing how this story was so openly celebrated by Blackness. This book also has such a wonderful sister relationship which I really felt jump off the page!

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Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Rating of Book: 5 out of 5 Stars

Are you stuck in a vampire rut after reading Midnight Sun? Boy, do I have the book for you! Crave by Tracey Wolff was so much fun to read! It has everything, vampires, dragons, witches, and a boarding school hidden up in Alaska! Plus, the swoon-worthy bad guy Jaxon Vega adds to the fun of reading this book! I really liked the twist of the vampire novel that Wolff gave us an,d I can’t wait for the second book to drop this September!

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Even if I Fall
Young Adult Contemporary
Rating of Book: 5 out of 5 Stars

Abigal Johnson’s book Even if I Fall follows a girl who’s brother is convicted of his best friends murder. Months later, he finds herself sitting next to the brother of the murdered best friend, where they form a relationship on their shared loss. This book made me laugh, cry, and feel all the feels in just one sitting. Abigail has a way of creating characters you truly care about from the moment you meet them! If you are looking for a story that will destroy you and pick you back up again then you need to check out this book!

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The Dead Queens Club
Young Adult Contemporary
Rating of Book: 5 out of 5 Stars
Ever wonder what if would be like for King Henry and his six wives to be high schoolers in modern times? If so, this is the book for you! Hannah Capin throws historic figures into high school drama, which makes the story that much more hilarious to read! Add in a dash of murder, and you got yourself a mess that our characters have to dig themselves out of! If you are looking for a hilarious book with some mystery or just like listening to SIX on repeat check this book out!

I hope you found a new read for this summer on this list! From heartbreak to hilarious high school antics, I know that there is something here for everyone! Happy reading bookworms!


This article was written by @allisonaldridge on the We Heart It GazetteTeam as part of the SEASON's Project.

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