Summer Reading is for everyone! Summer Reading programs at the library are for everyone, and there are far too many amazing books out there that everyone can enjoy.
I have done several book lists throughout the years. I have below several Summer Reading Book Lists for the Reader and the Reluctant Reader aka the not so into reading individual. You are bound to find some awesome reads in here.
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Kindergarten and First Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Second and Third Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Fourth and Fifth Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Sixth and Seventh Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Eighth and Ninth Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Tenth and Eleventh Grade
Summer Reading for Kids Going Into Twelfth Grade and College Students
Summer Reading Book List for Anyone and Everyone
Summer Reading Book List for Reluctant Readers in Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Summer Read Book List for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 2nd and 3rd Grade
Summer Read Book List for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 4th and 5th Grade
Summer Reading Book List for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 6th and 7th Grade
Summer Reading Book Lists for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 8th and 9th Grade
Summer Reading Book Lists for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 10th and 11th Grade
Summer Reading Book Lists for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 12th Grade and Adults
I have more than 10 books on my personal summer reading list, but I wasn't always that way. There were many summers I read very few if any books at all. So, if you are not a book devourer my goal is for you to read just one book. Besides the benefits for you to read there are numerous benefits for a child to see his/her parent/caregiver reading. Yes, you benefit your child by reading yourself. It's just 1 book; make it a goal!
The following list is 10 awesome books from all different genres; there's bound to be a book here you'll like. If you don't know what genre you like, I was like that, then just pick the book by it's cover and description. I promise they are all great, and yes it's okay to judge a book by it's cover. ;)
10 Books for Everyone to Enjoy
Dystopian: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This YA SciFi/Dystopian book is fast paced with a strong female character who finds herself. If you liked the Hunger Games or Divergent you should definitely give this one a read.
Light and Fun Beach Read: The Selection by Kiera Cass
This book series is light, fun, and fast paced. It's completely predictable, but still a fun read. If you combined the TV show The Bachelor with royalty you'd get this enjoyable series.
Historical Fiction: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Amazing! This WWII historical fiction earned 5 stars in my book review b/c it completely "Wow"ed me and truly left me enlightened, inspired, and just all around in awe. The storytelling, character development, and plot is so well done. This book is the best book I've read in years.
For my thoughts and book review click here.
A fractured retelling of The Arabian Nights with a love story twist. This enjoyable book series had great pace and is riveting from the beginning.
Sci-Fi: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This Cinderella version is a fractured fairy tale with a scifi twist. Androids and cyborgs are in the book and even though it all sounds bizarre and weird it's actually a fun fast paced book that will make you grabbing the next book in the series. .
This realistic fiction/contemporary read about a girl with a unique health situation and a boy in a not so unique situation will surprise you as well as make you cheer the characters on. It's a fun read.
This classic, quirky, and fun children's literature book has been a favorite of mine for years. It's one of my favorite classroom read alouds, and is being made into a movie coming out in July. A book being made into a movie is a great way to get a reluctant reader, or one who doesn't like to read, to pick up a book and read.
Juvenile/Middle Grade Fiction: Summerlost by Ally Condie
This well developed middle grade fiction book is enjoyable and relatable. 4th-7th grade girls will enjoy this story. This story reminded me of Flora and Ulysses or The One and Only Ivan b/c it has really great storytelling. I wouldn't be surprised if this book won a literary award.
Non-Fiction: Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Be inspired as you read this book about all different kinds of people that did hard things, were brave, fell, and had to get back up again. Brene Brown is a social scientist who writes about the power vulnerability has in helping us to truly reach our potential. If you're a non-fiction aka true stuff fan then give this new book a read.
Graphic Novel: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
This Newbery Honor book is colorful, fun, and will attract the reader as well as non-reader. This middle grade (3rd-7th grade) book is a fun read and a great story about finding out who you are and doing hard things. Girls will especially like and relate to this book.
For my thoughts and book review click here.
All 10 of these books are great for different reasons; they are all different genres. Give at least 1 of them a try this summer. If you are a bit crazy and a bookworm like me give all 10 of them a read.
Happy Summer Reading and Happy Reading of Fun and Fantastic Books!
What's on your summer reading list?