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10 Books To Help You Hold On To Summer

If you looked at your planner this week and had a small-scale heart attack because THE END OF SUMMER IS ALMOST IN SIGHT, it’s going to be ok. Presenting 10 glorious books with the hot romance, breezy summer vibes, and heartwarming feels necessary to give you a summer extension!


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Step 1: Get a whole mouthwatering pizza

Step 2: Locate optimally-placed hammock

Step 3: Proceed to read until entire pizza is gone and sun has set


Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

1. Queue up some Edith Piaf on your iPod

2. Consume this book in one sitting

3. Non, je ne regrette rien


The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Ask friend’s cute older sibling for a ride to the beach

3. Windows down, music up

3. Let book steal heart, steal heart of present company


The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

1. Embark on journey to the nearest shore

2. Apply lots of sunscreen for prolonged exposure

3. Read until the tide comes in; then relocate to higher ground till you get to the last page


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

1. Pick up some warm croissants from the bakery

2. Use a postcard of the Eiffel tower as bookmark

3. Say au revoir to reality until you’ve turned the last page


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Get your beach chair out of the garage

2. Set up in yard in view of cute next door neighbor

3. Proceed to fall in love (with book, bonus if with neighbor)


Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

1. Queue your expertly-curated summer playlist

2. Set up camp under a tree (palm preferably, but any will do)

3. Indulge in summer reading bliss


Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

1. Position poster of California sunset in line of sight

2. Locate the snuggliest beach towel in the vicinity

3. Turn the first page and commence California dreaming


What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Prepare ice cream cone for sustenance

2. Refine one-handed reading ability

3. Achieve enlightenment by reading and eating simultaneously


Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

1. Prepare extra-large pitcher of lemonade

2. Relocate to the nearest porch swing

3. Initiate endless page turning


Ready to hold on to summer? Start reading here! 




Penguin Teen