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I love reading. In fact, I love reading so much that I will read any book with dynamic characters, an intriguing plot or a strong writing style. I was able to enjoy a few fantastic pieces of literature this summer that I just had to share with you!

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The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m pretty sure I was one of the few people on Earth who had never read The Hobbit and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. This novel is captivating, fast-paced and fun. I highly recommend giving this a read (if you haven’t already).

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

This book is definitely a page-turner. It is an essential read for anyone who has experienced loss or been affected by suicide. Jay Asher offers an entirely new perspective on this tragedy and it is a truly touching novel.

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Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell’s writing style is infectious. The words flow together seamlessly, and I fell in love with the characters immediately. Rowell has managed to perfectly capture the experience of first love. This is a novel I will read over and over again.

Fangirl: A Novel – Rainbow Rowell

I loved Eleanor & Park so much that I decided to pick up this novel as well. Fangirl will resonate with anyone who has found themselves adapting to a new situation. Once again, Rowell has created captivating characters that leap off the page. This is another must-read book.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

I’m a huge Mindy Kaling fan. She has a fantastic fashion sense and is absolutely hilarious. This book had me laughing out loud and I’m sure it will make you laugh your pants off as well.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews

This story is told through the perspective of Greg Gaines, a high school student with a desire to live entirely under the radar. When Greg’s mother encourages him to befriend his classmate Rachel (who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia), his plan to be invisible is officially thrown out the window. This is a story that is unexpectedly funny and bursting with fun.

Looking for Alaska – John Green

I am a huge John Green fan, and this was the only one of his novels that I hadn’t read yet. I love the way he captures the adolescent experience in this novel. The characters that John Green has created in Looking for Alaska are intriguing and the story really tugs at your heartstrings. This is definitely a must-read.

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That’s my summer reading list in all it’s glory! I’m always reading something new so I will write another post soon. If you have any book suggestions, please let me know in the comments.


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