Since it’s summer in Australia from December-February, I thought I’d put together a summer reading list! There are 5 unread books on my list that fit the summer season.
Usually I’m happy to pick up a chunky fantasy when it’s not winter time, but I have all of these sitting on my shelf, too. So I may as well give them some attention!
They’re waiting. WAITING. And I feel guilty. I hope I get to at least one of them.
1: Holding Up The Universe – by Jennifer Niven
This’ll be the second book by Jennifer that I’ll pick up. All the Bright Places was beautiful and sad, I loved it. I expect no less from this one, too.
2: Summer Skin – by Kirsty Eagar
This is a #LoveOzYA book jam-packed with feminism and compelling characters. Goodreads says: “Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even.” I’m honestly so over the moon to own this, I can’t wait to pick it up!
3: Yellow – by Megan Jacobson
A gritty YA about drunk parents and school bullying, plus communication from a teenage ghost via a phone booth. Sign me up, honestly!
4: Simon vs. The Homosapien’s Agenda – by Becky Albertalli
Everyone I know who’s read this say it is unbelievably cute! Featuring Simon, a sixteen year old (not out of the closet) gay teen, who’s talking to an online anonymous guy. Simon is blackmailed and the story unfolds from there.
5: Clancy of the Undertow – by Christopher Currie
This is an OzYA title featuring a lesbian protagonist whose Dad has a car accident and accidentally kills two teens. She lives in a small town, and Sasha (the unattainable hot girl) is suddenly within romantic reach? Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is this summer and frankly, I can’t wait to find out with her.
There you have it. Have you read any of these? Should I start with one of these in particular? I’m so indecisive!!
Happy reading and see you in my next post!