With the sun shining brightly and the long, lazy days ahead, summer provides the perfect opportunity to dive into a captivating book and let your imagination take flight. Whether you're lounging on the beach, relaxing by the pool or enjoying a staycation at home, having a curated summer TBR (To Be Read) list can enhance your reading experience and transport you to different worlds. From thrilling adventures to heart-warming tales, here is an ultimate summer TBR list to help you embark on a literary journey that will make your summer truly unforgettable.


  1. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover: Colleen Hoover is known for her emotionally charged and compelling contemporary romance novels. "It Ends with Us" is a poignant and thought-provoking story that delves into themes of love, resilience and the complexity of relationships. Through a beautifully crafted narrative, Hoover tackles difficult subjects with grace and authenticity, leaving readers both moved and inspired.

  2. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han: In the final instalment of the "Summer" series, follow the continuation of Belly's story as she faces decisions that could alter her life forever. With its relatable characters, heartfelt emotions and themes of love and self-discovery, "We'll Always Have Summer" is an engaging and satisfying conclusion to this beloved trilogy.

  3. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Perfect for those seeking a juicy, character-driven story, "Malibu Rising" transports readers to the glamorous world of the Riva family during a fateful summer in the 1980s. Taylor Jenkins Reid masterfully intertwines family drama, celebrity culture and the power of sibling bonds in this engrossing and page-turning novel.

  4. You And Me on Vacation by Emily Henry: For a delightful and charming romantic getaway, "You and Me on Vacation" takes readers on a journey across the globe with Poppy and Alex, two best friends who embark on an annual summer vacation. Full of witty banter, unexpected twists and heartfelt moments, this book is the perfect choice for those who enjoy a romantic and adventurous story that captures the essence of summer.

  5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This compelling novel takes you into the glamorous world of Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo. Delve into her captivating life as she reveals her scandalous secrets and the truth behind her seven marriages. With vivid storytelling and complex characters, this book is perfect for lovers of historical fiction and captivating dramas.

  6. Beach Read by Emily Henry: For a delightful romantic comedy that will make you laugh and swoon, "Beach Read" is the perfect choice. Follow the story of two rival authors who find themselves next-door neighbours for the summer, pushing each other out of their comfort zones and discovering unexpected connections. It's a light-hearted and heart-warming tale that celebrates love, self-discovery and the power of second chances.

  7. Normal People by Sally Rooney: A contemporary coming-of-age story that has captured hearts around the world, "Normal People" delves into the complex relationship between Connell and Marianne. Set in Ireland, this novel explores themes of love, class and identity, offering a deeply emotional and thought-provoking reading experience.

  8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Prepare to be emotionally moved by this heart-wrenching tale of two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. With its poignant exploration of life, love and the fragility of existence, this book captures the power of hope and the beauty of living life to the fullest.

  9. The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: Set in the 1960s, this powerful novel follows the journey of fourteen-year-old Lily Owens as she escapes her troubled life and finds solace and unexpected kinship with a group of beekeeping sisters. With themes of family, race and female empowerment, this book offers a compelling exploration of love, healing and the pursuit of one's true identity.

  10. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares: Follow the adventures of four best friends, Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena, as they spend their first summer apart and share a magical pair of jeans that fit each of them perfectly. This coming-of-age novel explores the power of friendship, self-discovery, and the transformative nature of shared experiences.

  11. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This heart-warming young adult novel follows the story of Lara Jean, whose life takes an unexpected turn when her secret love letters are mysteriously sent out. Full of romance, friendship and self-discovery, this book explores the complexities of teenage love and the power of embracing one's true self.


As the summer sun beckons, your TBR list awaits with an assortment of captivating stories that promise to transport you to different worlds, evoke a range of emotions and leave a lasting impact. Whether you're in the mood for a heart-warming contemporary tale or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, this ultimate summer TBR list has something for everyone. So, grab your favourite iced beverage, find a cosy spot under the shade and let these literary gems whisk you away on unforgettable journeys this summer. Happy reading!


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