Friday, June 3, 2016

2016 Summer Reading and Summer Accessories



We're just past Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S.-- which means pool openings, barbecues, wearing white (not really bc I wear white whenever I want), and SUMMER!!  My son's official last day of school was yesterday, and now you can bet I'm signing him up for some Summer Reading.  We're going to do the library summer reading program like every year, but also I'm signing him up for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Challenge.... because duh, reading AND a free book!!

I'll be doing my own Summer Reading (for fun) and I thought I would share with you the YA summer books you should be on the lookout for... and just for fun I've thrown in some of my favorite summer accessories to go with:




Geek's Guide




The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
  • Graham has been in love w/ his friend Roxana since forever.  When the writer behind their favorite comic book series announces his first ever appearance is going to be at Comic Con, they know they HAVE to go.  And Graham thinks this is his big chance to tell Roxana how he really feels.
  • The Accessories: I love Geek-wear!!  These comic book shoes by Jessica Simpson are ADORABLE... plus the thick heel makes them easier to walk in.  I also love the heart glasses, although I'm semi-wary of them due to the Lolita reference :(  Why did that book feel the need to ruin something that's so cute??





With Malice



With Malice by Eileen Cook
  • YA Mystery- Jill wakes up in a hospital w/ no memory of the horrific accident she was in that killed one of her friends.  Her school trip to Italy is one giant blank.  The police and the media think the accident was intentional, but Jill knows she would never hurt her friend.... now she just has to work on remembering and proving it.
  • The Accessories: Prada sunglasses because ITALY!!  And a more affordable bag that would be perfect to hold all your stuff while sight-seeing (it's still leather though, because ITALY!!).




A Week of the Mondays


A Week of the Mondays by Jessica Brody
  • It's Groundhog's Day for Ellie when she gets a do-over (or several) to try to get one terrible Monday from hell right.
  • The Accessories: Well Aviators are a must for the girlfriend of a rocker, right?? And sticking with the music theme, how cute is that bag?  I love whimsical, fun bags like this for summer.




Defending Taylor



Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
  • Taylor is kicked out of her private school when she covers for her boyfriend and in order to play the sport she loves, she has to join her old school's rival team.
  • The Accessories: Soccer = Adidas... and these are pink!!  And adorable!  Also a sporty girl would use a backpack for a purse... and this backpack is EVERYTHING!




Summer of Sloane



Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
  • Sloane is spending the summer in Hawaii when she finds out her boyfriend and her best friend back home have betrayed her in the worst way.  Now the amazing summer in paradise isn't looking so hot...
  • The Accessories: Beach bag is key for Hawaii.  And why not a cute beach towel and summery cell phone case?




Nevernight



Nevernight (#1) by Jay Kristoff
  • A new fantasy series about a girl seeking revenge for her father's death (by becoming an assassin) in a world where night does not come.
  • The Accessories: It's okay to go dark in the summer sometimes, right??  Well I totally would wear this fringed bag on a night out and the burgundy glasses are so assassin-chic
  • The daughter of a politician finds her summer totally up-in-the-air after her father is embroiled in scandal.
  • The Accessories: I love this ice cream purse from ModCloth and it matches the cover so nice!  I also this the entire Kate Spade ice cream collection could go with this, but I just chose the sunglasses for now.  And I love a floral heel for summer!!




Wanderlost



Wanderlost by Jen Malone
  • A girl impersonates her sister on a summer Euro-tour job, gets lost, and falls for the tour company owner's son while wandering through different cities.
  • The Accessories: Backpacking through Europe includes having a backpack, right?  So why not a pink leather one?  Also comfy shoes and cute shades are a must!




My Lady Jane



My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
  • A historical fiction based on the life of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days.
  • The Accessories: It's hard to find modern summery things to go w/ historical fiction!!  I picked these sunnies because they look like something a royal should wear.  And a queen should always wear heels!




Red Velvet Crush



Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith
  • Teddy Lee's band is going on tour for the summer, but not before she clashes with her sister.
  • The Accessories: I love these sunglasses and this is definitely a summer bag for a girl in a band :)



Are you planning on reading any of these this summer?  What are your summer reading plans?

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23 comments:

  1. I've been looking forward to reading The Unexpected Everything. Also, My Lady Jane sounds amazing! :)

    Katie @ The Queen of Teen Fiction

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    1. Your blog name is too cute!! My Lady Jane doesn't seem like a book I would go for, but it just sounds SO interesting, I just can't NOT read it!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. &hearts this post and the accessories you picked are SO cute!! I especially love the sunglasses for With Malice!! I've read The Unexpected Everything and loved it and can't wait to read Defending Taylor and Wanderlost.

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    1. I love those sunglasses too... just wish I had to money to afford the price tag :( So glad to hear you liked The Unexpected Everything!! I've heard really good things about it.

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  3. I love everything about this post! I am so happy to hear your son will be doing summer reading programs! That makes me smile. We get so many kids that come to the library for summer reading and I love it! I also have heard about the B&N program, which is pretty sweet. Anyway, I can't wait to read The Unexpected Everything, Wanderlust, and With Malice this summer.

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    1. Thank you!! I LOVE Summer Reading and so does my son... I've taught him well :) I hope you do read With Malice, it really is fab!!

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  4. I see lots of books I need to read. Morgan Matson is on my list for sure this summer.

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  5. This is SO cute, Michelle. Love how you put this together. Morgan Matson's is a must, and I've been seeing Wanderlost as a "must read" on lots of blogs, so I'll have to look into that one. :)

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about Wanderlost also. It's getting a lot of buzz. It looks so summery and fun, that I'll probably give it a shot. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oh this post is so fun. I love all the accessories! I am not really much for contemporary, but Nevernight and My Lady Jane look really good.

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    1. Thank you!! I love summer accessories, so it was super fun to put this together. I actually think Nevernight might be my favorite out of these also :)

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  7. Love all of this post. The clothes, are so much yes. Love it!

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  8. Love all of this post. The clothes, are so much yes. Love it!

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  9. What a fun post!! I really want to read Nevernight ASAP! I feel like it kind of came out of nowhere... I'm also going to be participating in my library's adult summer reading program, although it doesn't start until later this month.

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. Adult Summer Reading sounds AMAZING!!! I would love to do that!

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  10. This is adorable, and I LOVE the comic book shoes!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I LOVE those shoes as well. I don't even read comics, but I NEED!!

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  11. What a fun post! I love the comic book shoes the best, but omg I really really need that cute pink backpack you chose for Wanderlost.

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    1. The comic book shoes are rad. Also, now that I've made this post I'm realizing that I need a backpack purse really bad!!

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  12. Love the post. It is so bright and colorful as if summer is already here. I see the Unexpected Everything on every list that I come across. Hence I think I should include that for sure in mine. Hope you have a fun time reading all

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    1. I feel like The Unexpected Everything IS so summery it can't NOT be on a summer reading list :)

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  13. Love, love this post! The first two are definitely my favorite. I want all those accessories now!

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    1. Thanks!! I love the Prada glasses as well. Actually I'm going through a sunglasses phase where I really want alllllll of them.... even though my face really only looks good in very few types of glasses :(

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