Who doesn’t love a good romance? First there’s love,
then heartbreak, then, if we’re lucky… a happy ending!
These books are guaranteed to heat up your summer.
Warning! Sad books ahead. May cause sniffling, crying, and nose-blowing.
But sometimes we all just need a good cry. So pick up one of these
tearjerkers, a box of Kleenex, and some ice cream to go with it!
So much better than broccoli, but still good for you! Broaden
your mind, your horizons and your knowledge of literature with
one of these great classics. There’s a reason people have
been reading them for so long.
What’s funnier, laughing until you cry or rolling on the
floor laughing? You be the judge with one of these so-funny-milk-just-might-squirt-out-of-your-nose
Tired of CSI repeats but still craving a good mystery? Try your
hand at solving one of these plot-twisting, brain-crunching whodunits.
Want to know what it’s like to get lost in the wilderness,
chased by an international drug cartel, or defend your country
from bioterrorists, all without leaving your comfy couch? This
is the list for you! After all, you’ll need some great adventure
story to tell your friends when you get back to school.
Space, the final literary frontier. You have to admire authors
who invent not only characters and stories from scratch, but entire
worlds as well. After all, who knows what the future holds?
Okay folks, we just have to accept that there won’t be another
Harry Potter book for at least another year. In the meantime,
you can reread The Lord of the Rings for the eighth time, or check
out another terrific fantasy book from this list.
Why non-fiction? What could be more terrifying, thrilling, or
heartbreaking than real life? Who could resist such intriguing
stories? Where will you find these books, if not the library?
And just when did non-fiction writing become so much more than
just the 5 W’s?
Incredible art and incredible storytelling are combined in graphic
novels. Superheroes, fantasy, biographies, adventure, manga…
there’s something here for everyone!
Sounds a little bit like bubblegum and that’s not too far
off. A little bit of humour, a little bit of romance, and a lot
of shopping go into the mix in these books. It is summer after
all, who wants to get too serious?
Let’s hear it for male equality! If chicks can have funny,
realistic, but none-too-serious books, so can the lads!
Explore any era in the last 10,000 or so years of human history,
without an expensive time machine. Or a boring textbook, for that
matter. Isn’t it amazing how much pain and suffering summer
reading can save you?
Vampires. Werewolves. Zombies. Slithering things in the dark.
Rats. Lots and lots and lots of rats. Crawling flesh. Chills up
your spine. If these things don’t make you hide under your
pillow, you’re a braver soul than I.
Ever had delusions that your private, personal journal would become
a bestseller? Well sometimes it actually happens! Okay to tell
the truth, most of these books are made-up, but you never know.
It’s your summer, read in any language you want!
Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your beach towel, these
reads are not for the faint of heart. Just make sure your ready
for that crazy twist at the end!
Spirits from beyond, voices from the grave and yes, vampire romance.
Get your fix of spooky, eerie, and downright strange here.
They say write what you know, so why not read what you know? Great
stories from the best Canadian authors out there. And the neatest
thing is that some of them just might live in your very own backyard!
Although you’d think you’d have noticed that tent
they pitched before now.
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The latest and greatest, or at least best-selling, books out there.
And of course, Oprah’s favourites.
You know those people who tell you these are the best years of
your life? They should be sentenced to a summer of reading books
on this list. Not because they’re bad, just a good reminder
of how sometimes being a teenager means pain, anguish, and torment.
So go ahead, wallow!