Books with Summer Vibes ☀️ Travel, Growth & Adventure

Summer Recs 2022

Hello fellow bookworms ☀️ I’m not the biggest fan of the summer (I prefer the colder months, especially with the heat waves happening right now), but I do like reading books that give off summer vibes when the time is right 😊 Therefore, I’m bringing you some recommendations for the perfect summer reads today 💕 I separated them into three categories: books about vacation and travel, books about personal growth and books that have an adventure (for those who are SFF fans, as most summer reads tend to be romance and contemporary for me). Once again I’m recommending these books based on some buzzwords and key themes that will hopefully help you decide if you’d like to check them out! All covers link back to Goodreads so you can also read the synopsis 🥰

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🗺️ Vacation/Travel 🗺️

Beach Read by Emily Henry

💕 Adult Romance 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Books about writing & writer’s block, Enemies to Lovers, A bit of second chance romance (MC’s knew each other in college), Vacation in a small seaside town.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

💕 Adult Romance 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Best Friends to Lovers (done in the very best way), Vacations with Friends, Mutual Pining, MC who is a travel blogger, Nonlinear Timeline (told in the present & past summer vacations)

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Emily Henry

💕 YA Contemporary 💕

Perfect for you if you like: A great American Road Trip, Exploration of grief, guilt, and driving anxiety, Slowburn Romance, There was only one bed, Finding yourself through travel and adventure

The Strangeworld’s Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski

💕 MG Fantasy 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Portal Fantasy and traveling to different worlds from our own, a bit of found family (Flick’s definitely the sister Jonathan never knew he wanted), Grief and difficult family relationships, Whimsy and wonder


😊 Personal Journey & Growth 😊

Between You, Me and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs

💕 YA Contemporary 💕

Perfect for you if you like: MC who doesn’t want to go to college, but run her small family business, close mother-daughter relationship, romance with a boy from the family’s biggest rivals, nuanced take on toxic friendships, beekeeping

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

💕 YA Contemporary 💕

Perfect for you if you like: MC discovering she’s a Japanese princess, Princess x the Bodyguard romance, Themes of identity, culture, and family, funny and relatable MC, light-hearted and fast-paced read

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord

💕 YA Contemporary 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Extroverted, chaotic MC with a heart of gold, Musicals, and dreams of becoming a Broadway star, Rivals to lovers with great banter and pining, Searching for the MC’s mother who she never knew

It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood

💕 YA Contemporary 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Anxious MC who’s worried about the future and trying to get out of her comfort zone, Strong female friendships, Slowburn romance with the brother of the MC’s best friend, There was only one bed


✨ Adventure ✨

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

💕 MG Sci-Fi 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Marine biology and lots of science, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea retelling, strong female friendships, and found family, Lovable animals companions (including a dolphin)

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

💕 MG Fantasy 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Magical World hidden within our own, Lots of Talents and magical creatures, MC who feels like an outsider but is determined to find her missing brother, Strong female friendship with a dragon

Unearthed by Kaufman & Spooner

💕 YA Sci-Fi 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Enemies to Lovers Romance (scholar x scavenger), Slowburn + forced to work together, Indiana Jones vibes, a deadly temple with riddles and adventure

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

💕 YA Fantasy 💕

Perfect for you if you like: Libraries and dangerous books, Slowburn Enemies to lovers romance between a feral librarian and a feared sorcerer, a dangerous but lovable Demon companion

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Have you read any of the books from my list? Did you like them? What are your favorite summer books? ☀️


6 thoughts on “Books with Summer Vibes ☀️ Travel, Growth & Adventure

  1. Sooo many good books on this list!! Summer always means romance and cute contemporaries mood for me and I just rushed through Emily Henry’s adult romances and LOVED THEM SO MUCH!! And Sorcery of Thorns! One of my favourite books! Ah, I love this list!!

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