8 Authors to Add to your Summer Reading List

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On Twitter, Rachel from A Perfection Called Books Blog and @yaperfectionist created a book scavenger hunt. With the (hashtag) #bookhunt she asks general questions about books and others must find books that fit her description. They can be old or new releases, but the purpose is to learn about new books and add to your TBR pile.

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Her 5th question is what spurred me on to write this summer authors post. I came up with some personal answers and I was inspired by other bloggers as well to come up with this list.

So, here are the 8 best authors whose novels make for some of the perfect summer reads.


Here are 4 authors of summer recommended by me:

1. Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is one of my go-to authors. I will automatically buy a book if her name is on it. She is queen and her stories take you to whole other worlds. I would recommend either her Throne of Glass Series or A Court of Thorns and Roses Series.

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2. Jessica Brody

I found Jessica Brody on Twitter (@JessicaBrody) from her upcoming release on August 2, 2016 of A Week of Mondays. Her teen books are all great summer reads. Check out Boys of Summer or the Unremembered Series.



3. Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass knows how to write female characters and fill her books with love. These are effortless reads; the books are not explicit or filled with heavy content, perfect for a day at the beach. She recently released The Siren after her success with the The Selection Series.

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4. Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen was my pick for the perfect summer read on the #bookhunt. Her novels are timeless romances, filled with self-discovery and personal advancement. Her work is so emotional and captivating. You don’t want to stop reading once you’ve started.

“Her writing hits home no matter the situation. It is real (fiction) and raw. It displays the deeper side of families and friends, putting into words a reader’s own experiences.”

This quote comes from my own review of her novel Saint Anything. {My summer giveaway featuring her book and a bookish mug, starts on 7/25/16 and ends on 8/15/16.} Any of her novels would make a great summer read. (A fun fact about her work, all of her books are connected in some way, though they are not all together a series.)


Here are 4 authors of summer recommended by others:

5. Morgan Matson

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TiffanyMorgan Matson.png from The Bookish Thought and @bookish_thought mentioned Morgan Matson. After researching her books, I would have to agree. She creates familiar characters and compelling stories. Go read Since You’ve Been Gone, Second Chance Summer, and/or The Unexpected Everything.


6. Kasie West

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Tiffany (The Bookish Thought and @bookish_thought) also recommended Kasie West. Try any of her YA contemporary novels including The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, The Fill-In Boyfriend, and P.S. I Like You.




7. Sarah Ockler

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Zoey from Uncreatively Zoey and @zoeytalbon mentioned The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. Read it! So, I Googled and came across Sarah Ockler. Try any of her YA romances for a great summer reading list.

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8. Stacey Lee

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stacey.pngMelissa from Live Love Read YA and @miss_melissalee talked about the ARC The Secret of a Heart Note which comes out December 27, 2016. This book will miss this season, but it would be perfect for the upcoming summer. You can always try Stacey Lee’s other two books, Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon, in the meantime.


Summer is over halfway done but you still have time. So, have a great rest of your summer, and get reading!

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