Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading. I spent a couple hours this past weekend reading in the sunshine and can’t wait to do more this summer. Many of the books that I read are in the “chick-lit” category; even though they may all have the same premise, the stories are all slightly different and I still enjoy reading them. Here are some books that I think are perfect for summer reading in the sun.
Super Summer Reading List
Divergent – This trilogy is set in Chicago where the utopian society is beginning to unravel. The society is divided into five factions – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) and if you are different you are viewed as dangerous and a threat.
The Buggy List – The main characters of this book create a list of things that each of them want to complete before having a baby. This list leads to different adventures and troubles between them but they must overcome these issues to find out why they fell in love in the first place.
The Shopping Swap – Girl meets boy, boy is a commitment-phobe, girl meets new and exciting boy. Who will the girl choose?
Matched – Utopian societies are all over the place right now. In this trilogy, teens are matched with their ideal mate; however, there is a malfunction and Cassia sees multiple matches. How will Cassia and the society react to this “mistake” in a culture that is supposed to be flawless.
Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella is one of the queens of chick-lit. When Lottie has issues with her long-term boyfriend and meets an old flame they decide to get married without dating. This is a perfect chick-lit scenario of the girl needing to pick between the two different boys.
The Fault In Our Stars – This doesn’t fit in with the standard chick-lit that the rest of the books on this list fall into; however, I want to read it before seeing the movie. Two teen cancer patients fall in love with each other after meeting in a cancer support group. I’m not sure what to expect but have heard good things about it.
Revenge Wears Prada – Andy begins her own bridal magazine with her bff and ex-nemesis Emily. Miranda wants to take over their success but Andy wants nothing to do with her. Andy and Emily disagree on how to proceed – who will win out?
Odd Mom Out – This book is based in Bellevue, Washington (more specifically Medina) which is where I went to high school. It is fun to read stories about where I grew up. Marta and her daughter move into the ritzy area of Medina and don’t fit in.
Conditional Love – Sophie’s life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her on Valentine’s Day. She discovers that she has an inheritance coming but there are some strings attached.
The One & Only – Emily Giffin is another queen of chick-lit. Shea loves her small home-town in Texas. There is a tragedy in the town and she must re-think her life choices.
In Search of a Love Story – Emily thinks that standard romantic things are silly. When her current relationship fails, she decides to give romance a shot.
Three Girls and a New Beginning – Ginnie, Jen and Annie have been best friends for years. This is the fifth book in the Three Girls series. Each of the girls have a new issue to deal with which puts their friendship on the rocks.