Summer is a chance for students everywhere to step away from their textbooks, relax by the pool and for some, even read for fun. If you’re looking for a great summer read, here are a few suggestions you won’t have to write a paper about:
Love Story by Erich Segal
As the title suggests, this novel tells the story of two people whose love for each other truly conquers everything. I won’t give too much away, but if you enjoy the twists and turns of a real, passionate romance, this book is for you.
Private by Kate Brian
This first novel of the Private series chronicles the life of Reed Brennan as she transitions into life at Easton Academy, uncovering the exciting secrets of the elite group known as the Billings House Girls as well as the school’s dark and mysterious history. The series now contains 13 sequels and a prequel, so summer is the best time to get into it since you’ll have plenty of time to read them all.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is notorious in every sense of the word. She hates her home in Seattle and cannot stand any people except for her husband and brilliant daughter, Bee. When Bernadette disappears, Bee takes on the adventure of getting her mother back. This novel is filled with humor and satire, making it the perfect mix of intrigue and wit.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Let’s be real: who doesn’t find Tina Fey completely hilarious? Fey guides readers through stories of her youth, her workplace adventures at SNL and 30 Rock (including an anthrax scare!), and motherhood with wit and charm in her memoir. Every page will leave you laughing, making it the ideal, laid-back summer read.
Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith
Another memoir, Smith talks about his struggle with cripping anxiety. While reading about panic attacks and the events that spurred his mental illness might seem a bit heavy for a pool day, Smith normalizes this very real problem millions of people deal with by defusing his own jitters with humor. Pick this one up and trust be, you won’t be disappointed with how you are navigated through Smith’s anxious and chaotic mind.