5 Summer Books To Transport You Out of Winter

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Hello everyone! I am back and better than ever. If you hadn’t noticed, Cosmic Reads got a brand new look as well as a brand new URL! I am so excited to really take this blog places, as I have always wanted to. Last semester, I just did not have the time to take this blog seriously, and while I will be super busy this semester as well I will make the time! I love writing reviews, and I’m finally coming up with fun posts instead of just doing reviews. I have so much writing to do this semester; I will definitely be motivated to write reviews and other fun things. Let me know if you have any posts you’d like to see or whatnot.

            Now, this post is for everyone who is in the dead of winter and it’s really bumming you out. It’s January and you might not notice it, but the days are getting longer. Keep truckin’, y’all! You got this. Here are some of my favorite books set in summer to transport you out of that winter depression and into summer vacation!



1.     The Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines



I know I’ve talked about this series like constantly, but seriously, it never gets old. Abbi Glines’ series is set at a remote beach in Alabama. The town is small, but the drama is huge. This is one of my all-time favorite series because it’s full of hot men, hotter women, and the hottest romances I have ever read. Seriously, if you’re cold right now, pick up an Abbi Glines book and I promise you, it will warm you right up.

2.     Open Road Summer by Emery Lord



Road trips are always a staple during the summer, but going on a road trip with your country star best friend on her 24-city tour? Well, let’s just say that if I had a superstar best friend, you can bet I would make them let me come with. Reagan and her famous best friend, Lilah, are both nursing broken hearts so when Lilah is about to kick off her tour, Reagan jumps at the opportunity to leave her ex behind. Little does she know that in the midst of break-up ballads and healing hearts, she might find love again. I adored this book. I read it during my last semester, aka the semester from hell, and I could practically smell the mowed lawns and the rain clouds in the distance. Let Emery Lord transport you back to good summer times, okay? Just let her do it, you won’t regret it.

3.     Between Us and The Moon by Rebecca Maizel



I actually read this during summer, so it doesn’t count as much, but let’s pretend for now. Sarah is a sixteen-year-old girl who is sick of living in her older sister’s shadow. So, this summer she is determined to show everyone she’s not who they think she is. She’s ready to grow up. And when she meets Andrew, the beautiful college boy, she lets him believe she’s more grown up than she actually is. And by the end of the summer, she realizes that the lie she’s told might cause her to lose her first love. I reviewed this book back in August, if any of you remember. And it is still one of my favorite reads of 2015. This book is like the epitome of summer—a beach, a summer fling, and so much more. Rebecca Maizel crafts such a unique novel about finding love and finding yourself. This one will have you longing for summer even more than you already are. (That’s supposed to be enticing!)

4.     The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen



It’s actually been a while since I’ve read this, but I know it’s one of my favorites of Sarah’s. And I mean, come on, Sarah Dessen herself and her novels are the epitome of summer. She’s definitely a beach-read kind of gal. And that’s why we all adore her. In this novel, Emaline, who is in her summer before college, is trying to figure out if her “perfect” boyfriend is perfect for her anymore. Theo, an outsider from New York, blows into Colby, the infamous beach town that appears in all of Dessen’s novels, and catches Emaline’s eye. Emaline has to choose between the pull of her roots and the exciting thrill of going where she’s never been before. Like I said, Dessen is the epitome of summer, so really, there’s no need to entice you any further. You’re welcome.

5.     Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson




Last, but certainly not least, in our list is only one of Morgan Matson’s masterpieces—because let’s face it, we all fell in love with Roger and Amy, am I right or am I right? If you didn’t, don’t let anyone know, okay? You’ll ruin my credibility. In this novel, Matson weaves together an incredible story about friendship as well as a little romance on the side. Sloane is a larger than life girl who mysteriously disappears and leaves her best friend, Emily, a to-do list of things Emily would never do, including apple picking, kissing a stranger, and even skinny dipping; however, what if doing these things brings Sloane back? Honestly, if you’re not interested just by that, then you need to reevaluate your life because, come on! Who wouldn’t want to want to follow a bucket list left by a missing friend? I’d totally be down, unless it said something like “conquer your fear of insects” because then that bitch is SOL.

            There you have it! My five picks for books to read during the winter when you’re missing summer badly. If you have any other books to suggest, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Happy Reading!

Love,

The Cosmic Reader

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