Books that will ACTUALLY Keep your Attention this Summer

Okay, I have to admit, I didn’t really follow through with my 19 Books for 2019, but I have been reading a TON this year, which I’m super happy about. I used to be able to read more often, but with junior year, life got a little busy, to say the least. I figured I’d offer a few summer reads that I actually think might be able to hold you over this summer!

1.The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

Wow. This was was phenomenal. I just read it, and I finished all 300 pages in about 2 days. If you’re a big fan of mystery or true crime novels, this is definitely one that will captivate you. This was one of the first full-length “adult” genre novels I’ve ever been able to make it through, and I’ve actually picked up a few more of Paula Hawkins’ books… she’s phenomenal.

2. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Apparently, this one has been made into a movie!

Where the Crawdads Sing is Owens’ debut novel, a “part time crime drama centered around Kya, a wild and unkempt girl. The book follows the ups and downs of her life. She lives a lonely life, but her story is a hopeful one as well. With a little help, she’s able to survive and even learn to read.”

This one seems promising, and not to mention, the cover for this book is absolutely beautiful (I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover).

3. Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott

Every now and then, I’m a real sucker for a romance novel. What can I say? This one seems almost seems similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but I’m hoping it’ll prove me wrong. It was recently made into a movie that didn’t receive the best reviews, but I heard that the book completely blows the movie out of the water. Here’s to hoping this will be the great romance novel of the summer!

Let me know if you end up reading any of these and if you like them! I’m also to any recommendations, and I’d love to hear your suggestions. Happy reading!

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