Shana at Bionic Book Worm decided on Summer Time reads today.
Will this list look suspiciously similar to my last list?
Who can say?
(Yes. Yes, it will.)
Everything Leads to You
Read during: the summer solstice
School’s out, your brother’s gone, and you and your best friend have a rad summer job.
Your brother charges you with “doing something epic”; he doesn’t say what.
You could solve a mystery, fall in love, or shoot a film.
Emi does all of these things.
You Know Me Well
Read during: Pride Month!
Everything is bad. Nothing makes sense. Your friends won’t listen.
Your uncertain future stalks your every step.
Sad queer kid: you are not alone.
The community is here for you.
Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
Read when: super, super bored
To be fair, who HASN’T written fanfiction about real-life people?
(If y’all fantasize about “how things might go,” THAT’S FANFICTION.)
The Summer of Jordi Perez
Read when: you need a pick-me-up
If your friends suck, get new ones and go on a [veggie] burger adventure together.
(This book’s outfit descriptions were my favorite part.)
Read when: life gets weird
“I like [x], but I only date [gender.]”
Summer love with EXTRA CONFUSION.
BONUS SUMMER READS
(Who wants to stop at 5!?)
Read when: your life sucks
Once upon a time, it was even WORSE.
Did someone say “Manson girls?”
Summer Bird Blue
Read when: you miss someone special
Welcome to your very own Hawaiian grief vacation.
We hope you enjoy your stay.
(This is by no means a light read.)
Since You Been Gone
Read when: you want to try something new, but you’re too scared
Ride that horse.
Forget that your best friend has gone missing.
I’m sure everything’s FINE.
The Unexpected Everything
Read after: you’ve finished Since You Been Gone
YOUR PALS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!
TIME TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE!!
SURPRISE! That adventure involves dogs and fantasy novels.
I don’t make the rules.
Read during: the worst vacation ever
Murder makes a bad vacation better.
As do cats.
Stay away from wax museums and Oreos.
SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE.
I haven’t read a good number of these – summer will be the perfect time to start them!