Summer reading, had me a blast…

“I carried a watermelon”

Do you have a particular genre or author(s) you favour over the summer months? I don’t entirely eschew heavier or darker reads over the summer, but I do have a tendency to enjoy comics, contemporary, old favourites, and the funny (…much like I do in the middle of our Canadian winters, actually!).

Just some of my picks:

Rose Cooper’s Blogtastic! series

Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy, The Long Secret

Lois Lowry’s Anastasia Krupnik series

Ellen Conford’s Seven Days to a Brand New Me

The Spoiled series by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Judy Blume’s Just as Long as We’re Together, Tiger Eyes

Kit Pearson’s A Handful of Time

Sophie B. Watson’s Cadillac Couches

I Was a 98 Pound Duckling by Jean Van Leeuwen

Jaclyn Moriarty’s Feeling Sorry for Celia

Morgan Matson’s Second Chance Summer

Jenny Han’s Summer series

Vikki VanSickle’s Summer Days, Starry Nights

Tera Lynn Childs’ Medusa Girls series (note: I still have book 3 left to read!)

Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride, The Truth About Forever

Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series

Nina LaCour’s The Disenchantments

Elinor Lipman’s The Inn at Lake Devine, The Pursuit of Alice Thrift

Anything from Meg Cabot; The Boy Series in particular is a good, funny pick

Sophie Kinsella’s The Undomestic Goddess, Can You Keep a Secret?, or the Shopaholic series

Losing Joe’s Place by Gordon Korman

Bill Amend’s FoxTrot comic strip series

Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott’s Baby Blues comic strip series

Jim Toomey’s Sherman’s Lagoon comic strip series

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Susin Nielsen’s Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom

Don Calame’s Swim the Fly series

Any non-fiction by Will Ferguson

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