Hills Shares Summer Reading Recommendations


By Amanda Horn, Staff Writer

As the school year comes to the end, some people are wondering what to read on the beach, the plane or in the comfort of their own bed. Well, read this article to find the perfect book for you!

The cover of the book “The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue”

My top pick for a nice summer read is: The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E Schwab. This book follows Addie and her immortal life. But the price for her immortality is that everyone she meets forgets her immediately after. The reader sees her navigate her life and different relationships. This book has a beautiful, romantic plot-twist that completely throws Addie’s world upside down: someone remembers her.

Another favorite of mine: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. Audrey Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, two young forensic doctors, try to solve the mysterious Jack The Ripper murders. But this book isn’t for the faint of heart, it contains graphic descriptions of murder and corpses. But the twists and turns, banter between the two main characters and the magic of the Victorian era make this book a compelling read for the summer.

All eight books in the “Throne of Glass” series. Courtesy of BookClubBelles.com

Book suggestion #3: If you were planning to start a new fantasy series with 8 books, then maybe I introduce: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. This series spans continents, languages and species. Magic, war and romance are all heavily included in every single one of the books. This series is truly a staple piece in every book lovers library. This is a must-read if you love fantasy.

Hannah Nussbaum, a sophmore at Wayne Hills, recommends the book, The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. It takes place in Cousins Beach and follows Isabelle, Belly, and her summer adventures. She ends up in a love triangle with two brothers.

Ms. Langan and her first period English class recommended a bunch of amazing books to read this summer. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein, Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan and South To America by Imani Perry. These books range from struggles of Chinese immigrant families, to the reincarnation of dogs, problems that only rich people have and the complexity of the history of the South. Any of these novels would be the perfect book to further your knowledge of the world and different complex problems.

Now Ms. King, a Wayne Hills guidance counselor, says “I usually ask other people for book recommendations.” But she said that the book she read last summer Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a great choice. The book follows Kya, a girl who was abandoned and now lives in the woods. She’s all tangled up in a murder mystery with a man she once loved. This book has themes of independence, coming of age and prejudice. A perfect book to read to understand different struggles of class, race and survival.