Summer is the perfect time to catch up on my reading and read MORE because the school year is over
for now. The books on this list are going to be pleasure reads and school reads, with the synopsis of the books and the reason why I have chosen those books! Here we go!
Title: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Synopsis: Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.
So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too.
Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control? (Goodreads)
Comment: Morgan Matson’s books are the PERFECT SUMMER READ. First because it is set during the summertime and second because her stories are well-written, cute and captivating. I absolutely loved Since you’ve been gone, so I expect to love this just as much!
Title: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. (Goodreads)
Comment: That type of story is not what I usually go for; but I have to say that this book has one of the highest rating on Goodreads so I was intrigued. Expect a review!
Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K Rowling
Synopsis: Harry wants to go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at the Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened in a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen year old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly. (Goodreads)
Comment: I know, I know. I have not yet read the entire Harry Potter series and that’s a crime.
Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Synopsis: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. (Goodreads)
Comment: I LOVE FAIRYTALES RETELLINGS. This is a Cinderalla one but with a twist, it sounds amazing.
Title: Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre
Synopsis: It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Sartre accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture (“Existentialism Is a Humanism”) was to expound his philosophy as a form of “existentialism”, a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience. (Goodreads)
Comment: I’m going to be a senior in high school and consequently we’re going to start studying philosophy so our teacher asked us to read this.
Title: Gorgias by Plato
Synopsis: One of Plato’s most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life. Appealing to philosophers as a classic text of moral philosophy–and to everyone for its vividness, clarity, and occassional bitter humor–this new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an illuminating and accessible introduction. (Goodreads)
Comment: Same thing as above, this is a book I have to read for my philosophy class!
Title: Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1) by Lewis Carroll
Synopsis: It’s the story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. (Wikipedia)
Comment: Well this is a classic that I have to read for my English Literature class. Well it’s going to be more of a re-read since I have already read the book in middle school.
Well that’s it for now, I might review some of these books. Have you read any of those? And what did you think? Feel free to comment! Hope you enjoyed this post and see you soon!
Much love, Karla.