Summer Reads

Macayla Hughes

Summer is a great time to lay out in the sun, get a tan, and to get your read on. With two and a half months off, you have enough time to knock off some of those books you have been dying to read. Here are a few ‘to reads’ to start your vacation off right.

First up on the list would be Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. It is rated a 4.2 out of 5 by Barnes & Noble. The story is about a troubled young woman, running from her past. She lands in a small town located in South Carolina. There she is determined to start over, and she meets a character that might change her life for the better.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is about a girl who had it all. She was everything everyone else wanted to be, until she passed away. She relives her last day over and over again, over the course of a week she discovers the truth about her mysterious death. Before I Fall is rated a 4.4 out of 5 by Barnes & Noble.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner is about a young boy whose text message killed his three best friends. Throughout the story he undergoes a constant battle of guilt, and a lawsuit that could put him in prison. The book is rated a 5 out of 5 by Barnes & Noble.

The first book in the Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks, is rated a 4.6 out of 5 by Barnes & Noble. The Black Prism is about a priest and emperor, who discovers that he has a son in a kingdom far away after the war. He has to decide what is worth protecting his secret.

Thirteen Reasons Why is a book full of beautiful, yet devastating work, by Jay Asher said Chicago Tribune. The story is about a boy who comes home to a package addressed to him. Inside was a box full of cassette tapes, made by Hannah Baker. His crush who committed suicide. Each cassette gave a reason as to why she did what she did.