Does anyone else besides me enjoy reading books based on their season setting? For instance, in the summer-or when summer’s approaching- I love to read about books set in the summer time. If you’re the same way, then this list will be right up your alley!
- Lightning Bug by Donald Harington: Set in the summer in an Ozark Arkansas town with all the heat and humidity one could ask for, this is a great read about small town folks and the history of one couple in particular.
- The Beach by Alex Garland: Oh man, this was one of the best books I’ve ever read. A man traveling finds a beautiful beach in Thailand, where he must incorporate himself into a community of people who have already secretly established themselves there.
- A Painted House by John Grisham: Another wonderful novel set in Arkansas about a family on a farm and all the events that go down over one summer.
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Set in Florida, this amazing novel follows a black woman in the 1930’s making her way in life. This is the best classic American novel I’ve ever read, hands down.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: Huck and Jim share wild adventures along the Mighty Miss’. That’s all I’m going to put here, because Mark Twain is amazing.
- The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier: A man experiments with a drug that takes him back in time to a different place in Cornwall, England, while on vacation with his family.
- Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin: Set in Mississippi, a man is accused of murder, and his old childhood friend is investigating the case.
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley: A boy in Arkansas goes missing one summer while his family struggles in his absence to find him.
- Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche: Torre sets sail with new boyfriend Ivan, island hopping on the Pacific Ocean while simultaneously overcoming several of her fears.
- Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren: After a Las Vegas elopement, Mia follows her new husband to Paris to spend the summer there.
- This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: Three boys escape a hellish school and the trouble they got into there at the beginning of summer, following the Mississippi River down to St. Louis.
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: A young girl grows up and alone on the coast of North Carolina, but without ever becoming part of society.
- The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen: A teenaged girl spends the summer with her late mother’s family on a lake resort, and learns more about them and her mother’s past than she thought she would ever come to know.
- Beach Read by Emily Henry: Two authors who are lake house neighbors on Lake Michigan try writing in eachother’s very different writing styles for their next novels.
I promise these books will give you alllll the best summer vibes! ❤