My Summer Reading List // It’s gonna be a real page turner.

Back before my parents connected my computer to the internet years ago, I was quite the avid reader. I would gobble up the library and their entire young adult section every month up until recently, actually. Then Netflix and blogs and the rest of the internet swallowed me up and I put real pages on the back burner. Since then, my life has sped up with finishing college, working part/full time, getting married, having a household, and adulthood in all it’s glory. I’ve read a few books on my iPhone’s tiny screen (can’t bring Fifty Shades of Grey’s hardcover to my nannying job!) over the years, but it’s just not the same. I miss holding the crinkled pages of a worn paper back, and leaning into the light, late at night to finish those last pages. I am challenging myself to read five books this summer. Just five, that’s a little over two a month, which is more than doable. All of these books I’ve chosen are from authors I have loved and read in the past. And yes, all are young adult, romance novels, but I must admit, it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. 1. Looking for Alaska – John Green

2. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

3. Saint Anything – Sarah Dessen

4. The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

What’s on your summer reading list?

— Brey

44 thoughts on “My Summer Reading List // It’s gonna be a real page turner.

  1. ALL great books, I am 36 years old and I still read Young Adult a lot. They are just great stories! I think adult authors try to hard to get as much sex and vulgarity as they can into a book and the story can lack because of it. Out of the 5 you have there, I think An Abundance of Katherine’s was my favorite! Enjoy! 🙂

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  2. Hey Brey, how do you make the pictures you tag onto each post? I know this one is probably an original picture, but on your fitness post (the one where you mentioned completing your weekly goal… Congrats, by the way!), how did you make those pictures? They really add to your posts. Also, how have you gotten so much blog traffic from being so new?


    1. Other than the posts about entertainment (Bingeable and online shopping and workouts) I only use my own photos! Like this one was photographed by me 🙂
      All my workout photos are from Pinterest and Bingeable is just from google image searches


      1. good to know! How do you edit them so that there are words on them? Like the one about making your apartment home-sweet-home, I’m assuming that’s your own photo, but you were able to edit it so that it could say the blog title. How’d you do that? I really like it!


    2. Hi! I’m not exactly sure if this is how Brey does it, but a way to add wording on your photos is this iPhone app called phonto ! It has lots of cool fonts and you can also download more from . Also, you can always use the simple Microsoft word ! Hope this helped!


      1. Not to butt in, but honestly, I usually put my photos in a Word document and add text on them there, haha! I also so and download options for my Pages. But it’s such a great site, so many choices, all free!
        I’m going to go check out phonto now… 😉

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  3. Firstly, love John Green. I am trying to ready more educational books this summer (currently listening to an audio book on the history of Ireland, and reading Working with Emotional Intelligence), but next on my fun reading list is Bleak House by Dickens.


  4. An Abundance of Katherine’s was the first John Green book I ever read. I loved it! It was interesting to see love from the perspective of a young man. Have you read it yet? What’d you think?


  5. Books are pretty much life. 🙂
    This is my last school year so I am pretty stumped with studies at the moment so won’t be able to do any reading at all. 😦
    And I have never read a SD novel but I have seen so many people rave about it. Enjoy!


  6. The current five books on my list:

    The Strain – Guillermo Del Toro
    By a Thread – Jennifer Estep
    Last Light Falling The Covenant (Book 1) – J.E. Plemons
    The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
    Everything’s Eventual – Stephen King

    I haven’t read any of those books you’ve listed, but I did like other books by Sarah Dessan. Also if you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, you need to get on that as well. I also highly recommend you read North of Beautiful by Justina Chen, it’s a really good read!


  7. Although these are of a completely different genre(crime fiction), some must-reads are ‘Sad Cypress’, ‘At Bertram’s Hotel’ and ‘Cards on the Table’, all by Agatha Christie. One of my favourite books is ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. Such poignancy!


  8. I recently read An Abundance of Katherines myself. It was great. I’m a huge John Green fan.
    After reading Grey I went back and reread the Fifty Shades trilogy.
    The rest of my summer will be in finishing some started books:
    The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (I just want to prove to myself I can read it.)
    Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James
    While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
    I tend to keep several books going at once.


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