My summer to-read list

I love reading, but it is oh so hard to do it for fun during the school year. But summer is about to roll around, which means it’s time to start thinking about what I haven’t had a chance to read yet. Here is a list of a couple of books I plan on reading this summer.


Becoming by Michelle Obama

I know I’m late to this, but I still haven’t read Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming.” I’ve heard lots of good things about it, unsurprisingly, but honestly, I would read anything this lady wrote. “Becoming” is a memoir and describes deeply personal experiences ranging from developing her voice to being a mother.

On The Come Up up by Angie Thomas

“On The Come Up,” is Angie Thomas’ second book after her best-selling novel, “The Hate U Give,” (which is now also a movie). I absolutely loved “The Hate U Give,” and so I am very excited to see what Thomas has in store for her next book. “On The Come Up” follows Bri, a 16-year-old girl who wants to become a rapper.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

I’ve already read this book, but I decided to add it to the list because its movie adaptation is coming out on May 17. This is a good, quick read if you’re looking for a short beach read. It’s about two strangers who meet in New York City and fall for each other in one day. What made this book stand out to me is that both of the main characters are minorities, and one of the characters’ family is about to be deported. Reading a love story within the context of social issues made this book more than just another love story.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The movie adaptation for “Where’d You Go Bernadette” is coming out in August of this summer. I read the book a while ago, and honestly, the movie looks a lot more cheese than I remember the book being. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was kind of like a mystery, very suspenseful and dramatic. This book is about a young girl, her father, and the search to find her missing mother.

The Chronicles of Narnia

I decided to throw this one in there because I am planning on reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia series this summer. I’ve only ever read “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” so I’m excited to experience the rest of the series and delve back into my childhood. I think summer is the perfect time to reread some nostalgic favorites.