Top Ten Books to Read if everyone seems to be going to the beach....without you...
We don't go on vacations. I mean, we did go on a few road trips when I was a kid and my mom went camping with me once, but usually the money was needed elsewhere,so we stayed at home. Which has its perks, too. Everyone in my family was generously providing me with books that I devoured, I learned to speak and write in English more fluently and had a lot of time to be creative.
It can be annoying if you're the only one of your friends who's at home all summer -while they are on the beach. So here's my list of books to read in case you don't go to the beach!
1/2) The Harry Potter or Mortal Instruments Series
If it's your first time or your 13th reread doesn't matter. These epic series can be read over and over again, forward and backward, as well as in every language you could ever imagine ( in case you choose HP, at least)
3) The Gossip Girl Series
If I didn't had so many other books to read, I'd totally make it my goal to spend the summer finishing the series. I always feel like whenever you start one of these books, you can't stop reading...
4) Looking for Alaska by John Green
If you haven't read it, now would be the perfect time since it's a book that really made me think. If you've read it once but - like me - still feel like you'd need a reread to get the story entirely, a long, hot and maybe sometimes boring summer is the perfect time to do so!
5) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This is an adult book - and one I was really impressed with. Not a beach read at all, this book does need some concentration and will probably make you cry. It's worth it, though.
6) The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
This one is very, very sad, as well. It makes you think, no doubt about that! So if you feel like making your mind up about society - related topics, this one is for you!
7) Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus
Hey, stop! Before you declare me crazy, let me explain! It's true, I was/am a fan. But that's not why I recommend this book. I'm very aware it could be she doesn't even know what's written in there. The message that shines through the whole autobiography is a great one, though, and something everyone should remember once the summer is over and school starts (for those of you who, of course, still have to go).
8) Dear Bully (anthology)
Because everyone should read this book and summer usually gives you the time you might need to read all these stories.
9) Geek Girl by Holly Smale
If you find yourself bored or depressed on an otherwise beautiful summer day you might want to consider this book. It will have you on the floor laughing within the first two minutes.
10) Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
These books will totally transfer you to a place so much cooler and more exciting than the beach!!!