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