Summer Reading List 2K16
It may seem a little late to post a summer reading list, but I still have about two months of summer vacation left and I plan to make it count. Below are the books that I plan to read this summer, aside from the Zoella Book Club books of course.
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy MoldavskyI have wanted to read this book ever since it came it, but I haven't seen it anywhere! Not even at Barnes and Noble! Kill the Boy Band seems like something right up my ally. There's fangirls, boybands *swoon*, and what seems like lots of laughs. This is probably the book that I am looking forward to most.
Synopsis: Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.
We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.
We were not planning on what happened next.
From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hiarlious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make—or break—the people we call “celebrities.”
This book has been all over my Instagram (well, bookstagram) feed for weeks, and I still haven't been able to get my hands on a copy. The Unexpected Everything seems like the perfect summer read, and I might just take it with me when I go to Florida. The cover is just gorgeous, and no, the only reason I want to read this book is not because of the dogs on the cover. I swear.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Synopsis: Andie had it all planned out.
When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.
Important internship? Check.
Amazing friends? Check.
Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.
Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.
And where’s the fun in that?
Girl Online On Tour by Zoe SuggI read the first one, Girl Online, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I couldn't wait to get ahold of the second book. (And I finally have!) It's on my shelves and I cannot wait to finish my current read so I can start this one. It seems like a fun, refreshing read.
Synopsis: The sequel to the number-one bestseller Girl Online. Penny joins her rock-star boyfriend, Noah, on his European music tour.
Penny's bags are packed.
When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.
But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online.
Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-SmithI watched the movie and loved it. The zombies, the gore, the outfits, it was just something that I needed to read for myself. I've never read the original, it seemed boring, but add some zombies to it and I can't resist!
Synopsis: The New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
I'm actually reading book two, Stone Cold Touch, right now. (I'm loving it btw.) I can't have a summer reading list without throwing some JLA into the mix. I read White Hot Kiss last year, and I just loved how easy it was to fall back into Armentrout's writing. I remembered everything, and I cannot wait to get some more of Roth *swoon*
The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons in the New York Times bestselling series The Dark Elements.
WHITE HOT KISS: Book 1 Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal—fit in at school, and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister—and Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half gargoyle, with abilities no one else possesses. And even though Zayne is a gargoyle, Layla's kiss will kill anything with a soul—including him. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know her secrets. Trusting Roth could ruin her chances with Zayne—and brand her a traitor. But as Layla discovers she's the sole reason for a violent demon uprising, kissing the enemy suddenly pales in comparison to the looming end of the world.
STONE COLD TOUCH: Book 2 Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.
EVERY LAST BREATH: Book 3 Every choice has consequences—but Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city from destruction. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…
Me Before You by Jojo MoyesAnd I've been wanting to read this because the movie looks adorable. (Is it good?) It seems like something I would enjoy. I've never really read a romance novel like this before so I'm looking forward to it.
Synopsis: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.