11 Books to Read This Summer

Summer is a great time to head to the beach and read your book. The hard part is choosing a good book to keep you company. That is why we have curated a list of 11 books to read this summer. Keep reading to find out which books you should be reading!

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11 Books to Read This Summer

We know everyone has their own preferences when it comes to books. We included a bunch of different genres and even authors that many readers are familiar with and trust. This list has some of the best books of the year and ones that have been the topic of discussion amongst readers. 

11 Books to Read This Summer

Summer Reads

A novel that is a good read that has also sparked an important conversation is Yellowface by R. F. Kuang. The plot is about two friends, June Hayward and Athena Liu , one white and one Chinese, who are writers. When Athena chokes to death, June decides to steal her novel about Chinese laborers in World War I which ends up being a success.

Yellowface by R.F Kuang novel 2023
Yellowface by R.F Kuang

If you love romance, then luckily for you, Emily Henry has released a new book just in time. Happy Place is a novel about a couple that broke up but pretends to be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends. The beautiful cover alone is going to catch your eye and the fun plot will keep you entertained. 

Lastly, we also included a horror novel on this list. How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix is a brilliant novel that is terrifying and also centered around family and unity. While horror novels may not be what people think of as summer reads, any good novel is a summer read in our eyes.


These are the 11 books to read this summer. This list has something for everyone and a variety of genres. We included some of the most popular books of the year so far as well as hidden gems so your summer will be filled with great books!

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