2023 Summer Book Recommendations


The covers of each novel are pictured above. They are the perfect summer reads! Photo Source: Good Reads

As the school year is wrapping up, summer quickly approaches. The days of laying out by the pool and stretching out on the white sand as the waves roar in the back are fast approaching. What better environment to crack open a book, and spiral into a new world? Here are some summer book recommendations that will get you excited for the season and lost in a world.


“People We Meet on Vacation” is a romance novel by Emily Henry. The book is a collection of memories of the two characters, Alex and Poppy, throughout their friendship. The book goes back and forth between past and present as the two best friends navigate their complicated feelings for one another. If you enjoy a romance read and the trip of best friends to lovers, this is the perfect summer read for you.


“Beach Read” is another romance novel written by Emily Henry. January Andrews, a romance author, has lost her belief and feelings for love, and she struggles to write her new book. As she ventures to a lake house to escape and find her passion. She meets August Everett, an author of literary fiction, and the two become engrossed in a summer-long challenge that develops their connection. This is the perfect book to crack open this summer.


“Shatter Me” is a seven book series written by Tahereh Mafi. Unlike the other novels mentioned, “Shatter Me” is a dystopian novel that follows the story of a girl who has never been able to experience human touch due to her lethal touch. She is locked away, labeled as a freak, until the Reestablishment, the ruling power, desires her ability and wants to use her as their weapon. Juliette, a 17-year-old girl, has to decide between being a weapon or being a warrior. This book is an amazing journey that is beautifully written in a unique style. It’s an amazing tale that includes several plot twists and a complicated love triangle.


Summer is the perfect time to start a new reading adventure. Whether it be romance, dystopian, or adventure, there is always a new book waiting around the corner.