Five books to read during summer | part 1, contemporary novels πŸŒŠ


Dear reader,

I missed the opportunity to present a little reading summer guide last year, so here it is. In this series I will present you five books from three different genres which I believe are great for summer (contemporary, fantasy and classics).

So here is the first part of this series: let me present you five contemporary reads for the summer!

β₯ The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares

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I know I keep recommending this series but I can’t express enough how important it is to me. I read a book per year every summer when I was a child and growing up with those four girls taught me a lot. I even re-read the series a few years ago when I was older then and I realized how amazing they truly are. They talk about such important subjects such as grief, sexuality and more. They all take place during summer so it’s definitely perfect for the season and if you love stories about friendship and growing up, then those are the right books to binge read!

β₯ When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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I read this book last spring and it made me feel so good. Everyone talked about it and ever since two more books written by the same author came out, but I believe this one is the perfect read for summer. It takes place at a summer program and is all about romance and more. If you want to pick up something cute and light, definitely do for this one!

β₯ The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

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I read a proof copy of this book and fell head over heels in love with it. Again, it does take place during summer so it all made sense to read it this season. It talks about friendship, finding your place and your people and books. I wish I would have had this book when I was 14 because it also deals with bullying and it would have helped me a lot. If you are looking for something sweet and innocent, please check this one.

β₯ Going Off Script by Jen Wilde

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Do I keep recommending the same books? Unfortunately, yes. But it’s all good because Going Off Script sure is amazing and everyone should read it! In this book you follow Bex during her summer internship at Hollywood and it’s really all you need to know. It has a super cute f/f romance, it is super diverse and I believe anyone would love to read it because it’s funny and still important.

β₯ I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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I don’t know why I feel that this book would be perfect for summer, but here we are. I think that if you want to read something cute and quick, you should definitely give this one a try, especially if you were in love with One Direction like me or if you are now into k-pop music. It’s super funny but it also deals with important subjects such as anxiety and more.

And that’s it!

What contemporary novels would you recommend to read during summer? Have you read any of those?

(Starting from now on I’ll only post once a week because I won’t have a lot of time during the summer, I hope it’s okay!)

Love always,


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12 thoughts on “Five books to read during summer | part 1, contemporary novels πŸŒŠ”

  1. This list is so perfect! I just read I WAS BORN FOR THIS and really loved it so I’m psyched to see it on here. I also loved WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI! Have you read THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE by any chance?


  2. Ah what a wonderful list, I love your recommendations so much! I adore this Alice Oseman book and ahhhh, I just want to re-read it now haha. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read Lucy Powrie’s debut, it sounds lovely πŸ™‚
    I hope you will have a beautiful summer ❀


  3. this is a really amazing list, clara!
    i completely agree with when dimple met rishi, since i feel like all of these books are super summer-y and fun. this one is my favorite by sandhya menon and i really hope to re-read it when it starts getting warmer in this hemisphere as well.
    i was born for this sounds amazing; i felt like it was a personal call out, since i used to be a oned fan back in the day and am currently into kpop, so it sounds like i should be reading this already!
    i am also looking forward to reading more from jen wilde; i read queens of geek last year and it was such an adorable and fluffy read and put me in such a good mood. it sounds like the perfect pick-me-up, so i’ll for sure consider it if i’m ever in a reading slump again.
    thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Lais!
      When Dimple Met Rishi also is my favourite by Sandhya Menon! I absolutely adored the story, the characters, the setting. I need to re-read it someday!
      Ahhhh another directioner here πŸ˜€ If you loved 1D you’ll love I Was Born for This!!
      Honestly Jen Wilde’s books keep getting better and better, so I would highly recommend for you to read The Brightsiders and Going Off-Script!
      Thank you again for taking the time to write something, you’re adorable. Have a good day! x

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