Summer’s almost over. Soon it will be time to get out of vacation-mode at work, or even worse, go back to school. But before you bawl your eyes out, there are still a few days left to catch some rays and catch up on summer reading.
Back in the day, summer reading lists were full of long, door-stopper books, because why let a kid actually enjoy the summer. If you procrastinated, like us, you ended up spending the last week of August racing through all 800 pages of David Copperfield. It was the perfect way to ruin the end of summer and a good book. But there are tons of great summer reading lists that weren’t compiled by an English teacher set on making you miserable, and we’d like to share a few with you.
- Some of the books on this list of The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time seem more middle grade than YA to us, but we’re not sticklers. A good read is a good read, and if you disagree, no worries. You can cast your vote.
- Wondering what Cher would be reading this summer? Here’s a Clueless Booklist.
- There are books you can read over and over and never get tired of. For some it might be Little Women or Crime and Punishment. If your go-to book happens to be Harry Potter, here are 95 Young Adult Books to Read this Summer Instead of Reading Harry Potter AGAIN.
- Reading the same book over and over is a great way to learn how to write. If you feel ready and would like to use these last few days of summer to write your own YA novel, check out this handy YA Character Generator.