Summer is officially here and though it might look different, that only emphasizes why you deserve an escape into a great book. Are you ready to dive into an engaging read, but need some direction? Look no further! We have compiled six ideas to help you find what to read next this summer!
Summer Reading List to Imagine Yourself on a Beach
So maybe you can’t get to the beach this year. Recreate the feeling at home. Lean back on that chaise lounge, sip a cold drink and peruse these books that will take you away from it all:
- 25 books that made for a perfect summer read
- Ultimate Beach Reads 2020
- 16 Highly Anticipated Summer Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down
- The Ultimate Summer Reading List
Award-Winning Best Summer Reads 2021
If beach reading fare is not for you, perhaps, you should elevate your search. There are plenty of award-winning options to select for fiction or nonfiction amongst lists for major book awards some found on these lists:
- The Complete List of 2021 National Book Award Winners
- 2021 Major Book Awards Calendar and Fiction Award Winners
- 2021 Pulitzer Prizes
Must-Read Books to Read This Summer
Perhaps you’ve seen trending topics in the news and want to dig deeper into the one that interests you. Topics might include politics, medicine, current events, or history to keep you informed. You can find some ideas here:
- Current Events Books by GoodReads
- 11 Books You Need to Read About Current Events
- 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read
- Barnes and Noble Summer Reading 2021
- Obama Summer Reading List 2021
Cross the Finish Line!
Are there any book series you haven’t completed yet? Don’t leave your favorite characters hanging! Or if you’ve finished a series, find another one to binge-read through with inspiration from these lists:
- The Best Books Series of All Time: An Ultimate List
- 29 Completed Book Series Guaranteed to Keep You Reading
- The Best Book Series for Adults in Every Genre
Good Summer Reads from the Silver Screen
Hollywood has long sought inspiration for movies from books. See if any of your favorites are also a book and judge how well the movie portrayed characters, locations and stayed true to the author’s work. Here is a list of the best books turned movies:
Best Foot Forward
Getting ahead for school or work may not seem fun during your summer, but reading now to prepare yourself for a busy fall semester or to advance yourself at work is never a wrong idea. Doing it ahead of time lets you take your time to ponder the themes and be better prepared for a discussion or test. Tip: take some good annotated notes to refresh yourself on the key points months later. Learn how here:
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No matter the type of book you select, we are confident that when you begin to read, it will feel like summer has finally arrived!