What We’re Reading This Summer

But since summer is always over before you know it, you don’t wanna waste those precious days of sun on a disappointing book. You need the perfect summer read. So; what makes a book a perfect summer read? The most obvious trait might be a summery setting, perhaps by the ocean or a romantic Mediterranean village. Surely, romance works best in the summer, so you might find yourself enjoying a steamy love story to add to your own summer adventures. But for me, the biggest and most crucial part of the perfect summer read, is transformation. Whether it’s a coming-of-age story or a character study, the best novels confront their characters with situations and obstacles that require them to change, adapt and learn. These books can help us reflect on our own lives and the transformations we are going through.

Nele Brack