My Summer Reading List
By Kristina Drendel
I love summer; I’ve always found it to be the perfect time to catch up on reading. During the school year, I get so stressed between classes and work that my reading list is frequently pushed to the side. But when summer comes around, I finally have plenty of time to put a dent in the list of books I have been wanting to get through! One of my favorite summertime activities is just sitting in the sun and reading for hours and hours on end. If you’ve been looking for some great reads for your free time this season, I’ve compiled a short list with books I am currently reading and books I plan on reading.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. I think this book is one classic example of YA novels being pushed to the side and disregarded just because they are considered YA. Don’t let the teen label fool you! This novel is thrilling and enjoyable for both adults and teens alike. I don’t typically enjoy mystery type novels as I find they frequently give too much away too soon, but this one had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The final plot twist completely blew me away and I bet it will do the same to you.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I was one of the few teenagers who never had the pleasure of being assigned to read this classic while in high school but always wanted to! Most people know that the book centers around the theme of censorship and with the new internet censorship bill proposal, this classic is more important than ever.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I know very little about this book, but had it recommended to me by several people I follow on social media and it seems intriguing. It’s been a while since I’ve read any gothic or horror type fiction, so I cannot wait to dive into this ghost story of two children and their governess.
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. This is another novel I don’t know too much about but have seen recommended a bunch as of late. Travel/adventure stories don’t typically interest me (looking at you, Heart of Darkness), but with it being highly recommended, I wanted to add this one to my list. It is also currently ranked #25 on Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of All Time.
Edited by Princess Berry