With summer break comes a whole new set of privileges, one of which is the joy of reading whatever we want. Not that we don’t relish the time we spend skimming textbooks and classic literature, but when school’s out we kind of want to toss required reading out the nearest window. That’s why we’ve collected a list of 13 books that you’ll actually want to read this summer.
1. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
One of our favorite comedians breaks down the logistics of dating, relationships and love. What more could we ask for?
2. Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
The Princess Diaries 3 movie might have been too good to be true, but at least there’s a new book in Meg Cabot’s beloved series.
3. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss yet, catch up so you can get to this one—the best of Perkins’ teenage love tales.
4. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts
This one’s for any girl who’s ever dreamed of being a fashion journalist in Paris. Because who hasn’t, right?
5. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
You won’t be able to put this page turner down as you try to figure out which of two charming brothers leading lady Quinn will end up with.
6. The Her Campus Guide to College Life by the Her Campus Team
Whether you’re preparing for your freshman year or returning to school after a refreshing summer off, this book will give you some much needed advice to not only survive but enjoy college!
7. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
A collection of essays by an up-and-coming writer who died tragically five days after her Yale graduation, this retrospective on youth, hope and uncertainly will capture you.
8. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Fed up with Pretty Little Liars but obsessed with stories of mystery and intrigue? Check out this New York Times bestseller.
9. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Warning: Déjà vu ahead! This is basically a fictionalized retelling of Kate Middleton’s charmed life, and we’re perfectly okay with it.
10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
We can’t wait to dive into the personal stories and troves of advice sure to be found in Leslie Knope’s memoir.
11. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Samantha and Jase are more than just a sweet summer love story. Though you’ll be hooked by their heartwarming experience with first love, you’ll stick around for the shocking twist that threatens their seemingly perfect relationship.
12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Secret love letters aren't so secret anymore when they accidentally get mailed. Now Lara Jean’s once imaginary love life is suddenly out of control.
13. The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Former assistant Eve tries to overtake the editor-in-chief of the fictional Glossy magazine in this print versus digital war.
Happy reading, collegiettes!