When we think of summer reading, we think of books we choose because we like them—books for fun.
In the past I’ve read long lists of YA books over the summer and have encouraged you to read some of them as well. This year I think I need to feed my soul with some not-so-light adult books that probably don’t have wide teen appeal. I will also be reading some books about bullying—both the cyber sort and the in-person attacks. (I listed choices in a recent post.)
Since I think you should pick some fun reads for summer, I hope you’ll read some YA books that are soon to be movies. Reading the book before you see the movie provides a good opportunity for you to compare and contrast two works; it’s a great way to think at a higher level without even realizing that your brain is working.
So many good teen books are coming as movies in the next few years. Here are some that I’ve read and reviewed:
(Second book in the Hunger Games trilogy)
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Great Gatsby
(OK, it’s an adult book, but teens read it in school, it’s short, and it’s great—
romance, betrayal, mobsters–all the stuff teens love)
2014 and possibly 2015:
(first book in the Chaos Walking series)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
(Yea! It will star Shailene Woodley as Hazel. No word on Gus yet.)
Coming as movies soon, but I haven’t had the chance to read the books yet:
Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen, of course.)
Actually, I have had the chance to read this one,
but I didn’t like it, and I quit after a few chapters.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Have a great summer reading on your own and at the theater!