Thursday, May 28th 2015
There’s no season that is associated more with reading than summer. School’s out, families go on vacation, and there’s no better way to spend a gorgeous Sunday afternoon outside, getting lost in a great book (kids, teens and adults!). The Everything Summer team researched their top summer book recommendations ranging from genres in parenting to comedy. We just can’t wait for some of these books to come onto the shelf (or online to download)! Our summer 2015 recommendations are a mix of thrilling, light, thought provoking, funny and helpful books.
1) Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat — Geared towards young adults, though older readers could enjoy this novel too! Protagonist Ivy is forced to move to a low income neighborhood due to tough family financial times. She realizes not everyone, or everything, is as bad as it may seem. Release date June 16, 2016.
2) Circus Mirandus by Deckle Edge — Micah Tuttle believes in magic. He believes in all of the stories told by his grandfather to be true at Circus Mirandus. We recommend this book to our youngest readers, and hope they bring it with them to camp this summer! Release date June 2, 2015.
3) Finders Keepers by Stephen King — King’s latest thriller depicts a crazed reader whose obsession towards their favorite author goes too far. This blood boiling novel is sure to be a page turner. Release date June 2, 2015.
4) Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee — You know her as the one who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman takes place is the small town of Maycomb where Scout returns home to see her father and struggles with personal and political issues. Release date July 14, 2015.
5) How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims — As the former Dean of Students at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims saw the harms firsthand of overbearing “helicopter” parents and how it affected her students. This book explains an alternative philosophy for raising kids and preteens. Release date June 9, 2015.
6) In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume — Like Harper Lee, this noteworthy author is releasing her first novel in the 21st century after timeless bestsellers beforehand. Blume portrays the grieving town of Elizabeth, New Jersey as they grapple with an unfortunate plane crash. Release date June 2, 2015.
7) Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid — For our YA readers, characters Dave and Julia create a pack to never be cliché high school students, they even write them down. Some clichés become easier to avoid than others. This isn’t your Mean Girls Burn Book, but Dave and Julia realize that by ostracizing themselves from the clichés of high school they’ve ruined their experiences. Release date August 4, 2015.
8) Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow — What could be the most anticipated book of the summer from the Everything Summer Team, Apatow is rumored to tell a collection of interviews from comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Release date June 16, 2015. P.S. The Everything Summer team will see Judd speak live about his book and get it signed in person!
Do you have other top summer books for the season? If yes, we’d love to hear about them.
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