Summer is synonymous with leisure. The sun shines, the water is warm, and you’re just dying to spend your days lounging around a pool or on the beach. What better to keep you company than a good book? You can make summer days seem infinite when you spend the day with a novel that touches your heart in all the right places. And so, to help you on your way to summertime bliss, I have compiled The Perfect Summer Reading List: a blend of award-winning, tear-jerking, gut-busting novels, with a few guest appearances by some of my all-time favorite reads. The Perfect Summer Reading List will keep you on your toes and will take you on an expansive tour of all that the literary world has to offer. Some books will leave you feeling empowered and inspired, some will leave you heartbroken, and some will leave you clutching the stitch in your side for laughing so hard. No matter which item you select from The Perfect Summer Reading List, you’re bound to find something new and different than the last. So take a peek:
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
The Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fuck-Up by Arthur Nersesian
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok
One For the Money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of Stephanie Plum series for that matter!
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
And, without further ado, I bid you happy reading!