Already picturing yourself lying on the beach, sipping a cool glass of lemonade, and enjoying a good book? We can provide one of three with this list of summer themed books you have to check out!
Set in the summertime, these five books will bring the summer vibes even if you can’t make it to a vacation destination in the next couple of months.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Set in New York over summer break, What If It’s Us, follows Ben and Arthur through the city in a happenstance romance full of mystery, fun, and sunshine. With a meet cute out of a Broadway show and lots of stereotypical Big Apple fun, this book will definitely have your inner theatre nerd squealing.
I just want to commend @beckyalbertalli and @AdamSilvera for yet another phenomenal, well written, novel. The book “What If It’s Us” had me turning page after page and unable to put it down. Thank you for providing our community with representation and stories of love. 💜
— Andrew 💙 (@drew_who_me) March 27, 2023
The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther
Following a family’s tradition in the picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, the leading lady is trying to make the most of the summer following her sister’s death. With a cute love interest and lots of family shenanigans, this book will have you laughing and swooning in equal parts, and maybe even looking to book your next trip to the Massachusetts coast.
reading the summer of broken rules while listening to fearless is truly a slay
— nila (taylor version) (@theillicthaze) April 12, 2023
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
A summer destination wedding in Spain sounds like a dream, and for Catalina in this bestselling book, it’s a fast-approaching reality, except she needs a date ASAP. This book ticks all the best trope boxes with enemies to lovers, fake dating, slow burns, and a grumpy/sunshine dynamic.
There are two things that are giving me the best feeling in my life rn:
1. Semester finals ended
2. Reading ‘The Spanish Love Deception’
— AK Tweets (@EhsanAakaeid) April 18, 2023
Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher
If you’re not heading to a tropical island this year, Meet Me in Paradise, will take you there, following Marin to Saba, where she finally begins to do daring things with a cute leading man that she never would have before her mother’s death. This book will definitely give you inspiration for things to add to your summer bucket list.
Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher is the perfect escape I need 🥰
— Maria Zuppardi (@MariaZuppardi) May 22, 2021
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Set in 1983 Malibu, this popular book from Taylor Jenkins Reid follows five surfer siblings. With vivid descriptions that will have you tasting the salt in the air like you’re at the Rivas’ end of summer bash, this book is definitely one that will transport you to California for some much-needed good vibes.
reading malibu rising and going surfing today is the vibe
— mimi ❀ (@lin0reads) April 18, 2023
Vacation is a state of mind, and with a good book, you can get there without a plane ticket or a long car ride.