The 21 Best Books to Read in the Summer

Reading books when the sun is blazing above you while the sea is in front of you is one of the best feelings. With summer finally here, you can now enjoy reading outside under a beach umbrella or at a park. We have gathered a list of the 21 best books to read in the summer so you will surely have a great book to read when you head out!

books and drinks on table on grass
The 21 Best Books to Read in the Summer

There are some books that read better in certain seasons. The weather around you can put you in a similar weather and transport you into the novel. Or maybe you just want to have a great novel to read at the beach. Either way, this list is surely to keep you hooked as we included some amazing novels that you will enjoy this summer.

The 21 Best Books to Read in the Summer

Books to Read This Summer

The list includes a variety of genre so this is something for everyone. If you like a good suspense novel, look no further than The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. It has a murder, a vacation, and amazing weather. The scenery alone makes this novel the perfect choice but once the plot picks up, you will forget where you are.

Another novel that you will enjoy this summer is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you have already read this classic, then this is a great time to revisit it. The beautiful book cover will get you in the mood as you are transported back to the roaring 1920’s.

The Great Gatsby boo cover
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lastly, you may have seen the movie adaptation of this novel but probably haven’t read the novel. Jaws by Peter Benchley is a fun read that focuses on the importance of the summer season for a small town and how the town tries to keep the shark attacks a secret. Nobody wants to go in the water if you know a shark is swimming in it. That is why we prefer to read when at the beach!


These are the 21 best books to read in the summer. There are books for everyone on this list so you can find a great book no matter what genre you like. Where do you plan to read you book this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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1 thought on “The 21 Best Books to Read in the Summer

  1. Dinzy says:

    Well, I would like to recommend to you na series that’s brilliant for this summer. Something I read recently and fell in love with. Honestly, the 6 books in the series are brilliant but my favourite is book 4. The series begins with the Unforgettable Summer by Nikki Lamers. Each book follows a couple. It’s preferred you read them in order but you can read each book as a standalone.


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