I don’t know why, but I always read more in Summer than I do in other seasons.

Well okay, I do know why. When it’s dark and drowsy outside, I’m quick to turn to Netflix and binge-watch series or watch three movies in a row. In Summer, when the sun is out and I’m out, I turn to books. Watching Netflix in the sun just isn’t ideal.

And now, Summer is in full swing and I’m trying to read as many books as possible. Because I want to and because I have to catch up on my reading challenge.

In Summer, I usually turn to my all-time favorite contemporary YA-novels. Morgan Matson, Sarah Dessen and all those other wonderful writers. Not all of these five books fit in that category and one of them is in Dutch, which I usually never read. (I’m mixing things up! Progress!)

Books I’m reading this summer:

1. Suicide notes by Michael Thomas Ford

I borrowed this book from a friend, about…. seven years ago? And then it stood on my book shelve for all those years. Probably because it’s different from books I usually read. BUT! This summer I will finally read it.

2. Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

A good girl gone bad, so she has to spend her Summer with her mom away from home. Books that take place in the Summer where the main character is in a new town are usually the best Summer reads.

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3. Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Here’s what Goodreads says: When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do… or think they do. 

4. O, O, Olivia by Gillian King

There is a Dutch book in my summer reading list! This book is about Olivia, who has a one night stand  with a hot guy, although she has a (supposedly) happy relationship. This book sounds like a lot of fun.

5. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

This book has also been on my bookshelve for ages. I tried to read it one time, but didn’t have it in me to read and make the changes to a happier life. This Summer, I will try it again! If I succeed, there will be a blog post about it.

What are you reading this summer?