Summer Reading List

Summer is upon us, and for a lot of us that means sunshine, vacationing, picnics and more!  It can also mean finding a few good books (or bringing out the ones you’ve tucked away for later) to read during your time spent on the beach or out in the lawn.  Plus, summer reading is also beneficial!  It allows us to maintain structure and keep a pattern during the busy summer months.  Setting aside time for yourself to read can encourage your child to do the same, which is extremely important since keeping up with summer reading is needed and hugely beneficial to children. Therefore, we have put together a list of suggested books to try reading this summer.  We encourage you to find the time to sit down with a good book and turn off all electronic devices.  Lastly, most public libraries have summer reading programs to check out!

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  1. How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  2. So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister by Anna Akana
  3. Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  4. Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom by Colleen Saidman Yee
  5. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  6. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
  7. No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers
  8. Fly Me by Daniel Riley
  9. Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
  10. The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only by Harlan Cohen
  11. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
  12. Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
  13. Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses
  14. Touch by Courtney Maum
  15. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
  16. Final Girls by Riley Sager
  17. A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids about Sexting, Drinking, Drugs and Other That Freak You Out by Joani Geltman
  18. Carpe Diem by Roman Krznaric
  19. Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn
  20. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Also, for those long car trips, try audiobooks (more recommendations here)! Audiobooks allow the whole family to participate and enjoy a good book together.  Plus, it’s a good way to sneak in some learning!!

Have you read any of the suggested books?  Do you have any book recommendations of your own?  We’d love to hear from you!

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