Summer Reading -

Summer Reading

Summer Time! The perfect time for some lemonade, and Summer Reading!

Here are a bunch of book picks that I enjoyed and would recommend you add to your summertime reading list.

I’ve tried to group these book into their “proper” categories since some topics may require a more mature audience.

As always, there is no age limit on these books – adults may even enjoy some of the middle school books as well.

I’ll update & add to this list as I find more books. So Many Books & So Little Time!

Jump to your favorite Category:

Chapter Books

Book: Mercy Watson to the Rescue -

Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo & illustrator Chris Van Dusen

My first chapter books! I enjoyed them and my mom did too – especially the pictures! I believe you can read these in any order, along with some buttered toast. Books in this series:

Mercy Watson to the Rescue / Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride / Mercy Watson Fights Crime / Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise / Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig / Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

Elementary Books

Book: The Gollywhopper Games -
The Gollywhopper Games
by Jody Feldman

Hard to explain if you haven’t read it.

3.9 / U / 590 / ?

Summer of the Woods
by Steven K. Smith

The Virginia Mysteries Series

4.9 / ? / 790 / ?

Upper Elementary / Middle School Books

Book: Mockingbird -
by Kathryn Erskine

See my Review here.

3.6 / W / 630 / 60

Book: Saving Winslow -
Saving Winslow
by Sharon Creech

See my Review here.

4.2 / R / 690 / 40

Book: The Candymakers -
The Candymakers
by Wendy Mass

A fun read, but you’ll want chocolate!

5.0 / U / 740 / ?

Book: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell -
The Wishing Spell
by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories series. A neat storybook world where fairy tales come to life.

5.0 / ? / 720 / ?

Book: Pax -
by Sara Pennypacker

A boy searching for the true meaning of life while looking for his missing pet fox.

5.3 / T / 760 / 50

Book: A Wrinkle in Time -
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle

Meg, her little brother Charles, and potential love interest Calvin, cross space and time to save Meg’s father.

4.7 / W / 740 / 60

Book: The Willoughbys -
The Willoughbys
by Lois Lowry

Silly, Crazy, and just plain fun.

5.2 / U / 790 / ?

Book: The Toothpaste Millionaire -
The Toothpaste Millionaire
by Jean Merrill

Want a summer job? What would you do? How about toothpaste?

6.1 / ? / 820 / ?

Book: Letters from Rapunzel -
Letters from Rapunzel
by Sara Lewis Holmes

Written in letter form, a middle schooler copes with the absence of her father as she struggles with social life and school troubles.

5.3 / ? / 820 / ?

High School Books

100 Days of Sunlight -
100 Days of Sunlight
by Abbie Emmons

A fun, sweet teenage romance. Perfect for Summer Reading.

Contains cussing.

18 Hours to Us -
18 Hours to Us
by Krista Noorman

Romance buds between 2 teenagers on a road-trip.

Contains cussing, people drinking, & inferences to others having sex.

Fahrenheit 451 -
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

See my Review here.

Cloak of the Light -
Cloak of the Light
by Chuck Black

A thrilling action-packed dystopian mystery.

The Inheritance Games -
The Inheritance Games
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

A thrilling page-turner mystery with tons of twists.

Contains cussing, people drinking, & inferences to others having sex.

Edenbrooke -
by Julianne Donaldson

A fun, clean romance. On it’s way to becoming a classic.

Young Adult & Older Books

Bookshop by the Sea -
Bookshop by the Sea
by Denise Hunter

A romance is rekindled years later after being stuck during a hurricane.

Neighbors like That -
Neighbors like That
by Carina Taylor

A fun prank-filled war & romance between new neighbors.

Summer Reading -