Favorite Summer Reads (Summer Biannual Bibliothon Day 2 Challenge)
Posted On July 15, 2018
Hey guys, it’s day two of the Biannual Bibliothon, and I’m here with another blog challenge. The blog host for today is Artemis Starlite from Starlite Book Nook, and the challenge’s topic is to talk about our favorite summer reads.
Now, I’m not really a seasonal reader. I read the same sort of stuff in summer that I read in winter, and at any time in between. However, if I really search my brain, I’m sure I can find some books that make me think of summer.
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series & the Heroes of Olympus series
These books are the first things I think of when it comes to summer. Most of them occur during the summer, after all, and they’re all based around children of the old Greek and Roman gods going to summer camps and learning to kick butt. Plus, the stories are a lot of fun and pretty funny as well. They have the light-hearted, adventurous energy that, to me, goes perfectly with summertime.
Of course, they’re not all fun and games. There are some pretty heavy moments throughout these books as well. First and foremost, though, when I think of the Percy Jackson series, I think of fun times, and I think of happy childhood memories.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
This is a more recent favorite. It’s a contemporary novel about Charlotte “Charlie” Grant who is the youngest child in a family with 5 children. Charlie is a senior in high school who is struggling with where she wants to go to college. This book takes place over the span of one weekend, the weekend that Charlie’s oldest sister Linnie is getting married. Practically everything that can go wrong does, but Charlie is determined to make her sister’s wedding perfect.
This book is just a whole lot of fun. So many ridiculous things happen, and the banter between the Grant siblings is always hilarious. It’s got its serious moments for sure, but in general, it’s just light and fun from start to finish. I absolutely loved this book.
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Two out of the three things on this list are technically classified as middle grade, but I can’t help it. Middle grade is just so much fun, and when I think of summer, I think of fun. This series is set in the modern day, where creatures like fairies, dwarves, and elves exist, but they’re underground, unknown to humans. When child genius Artemis Fowl discovers them, though, you better believe he’s going to take advantage of that.
One of my favorite things about these books, like the others on this list, are the characters. They’re so interesting and fun. It’s been forever since I have read this series, and I really think I should read it again—maybe during this summer, after the readathon’s over.
Now that I have overwhelmed you with my excessive use of the word “fun,” I think it’s time to bring this post to a close. I could probably pick more, and use the word “fun” about a thousand more times, but I need to get back to my TBR, and so do you. Go crush those reading goals!
I am an aspiring writer and lover of stories as well as a college student double majoring in French and Writing. I love reading, and I wanted to make this blog as a way to share my love of books and writing with other people like me.