Booking it to Summer: Three different reads to look into over the break


Annie McGuire

Freshman Annie McGuire recommends three different books to read over summer.

Annie McGuire, Contributor

One super interesting book. Three hours of complete free time. A perfect summer day. 

For a typical summer book lover, this is the perfect scenario to be in, especially when there are hours of free time on my hands.

As someone who is very busy throughout the school year, the summer is a perfect time to relax and read. Whenever I am bored, reading is the perfect way to cure my boredom. There are many books that I couldn’t put down, but these are three books in particular that I think are great summer reads.

The first is “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart. This is a great book to read when you are bored and want to try and figure out the backstory. I loved reading this book because it made me question so many things as I dived deeper into the plot. I never wanted to put this book down, and I experienced a handful of emotions while reading. This book really gets into what it is like to experience extreme trauma, and I felt a lot of sympathy towards the main character, Cadence.

Another amazing book to look into during the summer is “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. It is a beautiful story about how a 16-year-old named Hazel Lancaster falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters. They both have cancer, Hazel with thyroid cancer and Augustus with osteosarcoma, but this doesn’t stop the two from constantly hanging out and spending time with each other. This is a great book about a love story and how people will defy all odds to get to where they want to go. 

One last book that I recommend reading is “One of Us is Lying” by Karen M. McManus. This is a great book to read if you are looking for a suspenseful mystery story. This book had me making many guesses and wondering what would come next. The plot twists were completely unexpected, and the cliff-hangers kept me reading. This is definitely one of my favorite books, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good murder mystery. 

I love reading during the summer because it makes me feel extremely relaxed. When I read, I feel like I am transported into a whole new world, and the emotions that the other characters feel, I feel for them. Reading is a great way to spend your time, especially when you have time on your hands.