Start the Summer With These Great Reads! - Uncharted

Start the Summer With These Great Reads!

By Uncharted

By Caitlin Taylor So

With summer upon us, more sunshine will hopefully translate to more free time for you to read books outside! Catch these titles at your nearest library or bookstore and take them along your next vacation. Click on the books to find out more!

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence spends every summer on a luxury private island with her rich family. She, her two cousins, and her family friend Gat make up the “Liars,” a friend group she can’t live without. Over time, lies and privilege will pervade and poison every corner, spreading like wildfire.

  1. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Did you get an invite to the hottest party of the summer? The Riva siblings, offspring of legendary singer Mick Riva, throw an annual end-of-summer party at the Riva mansion, and everyone who’s anyone will be in attendance. This year’s party, 1983, will be unlike any other as the culmination of decades of secrets and generational trauma come out in full force, setting the family and house ablaze.

  1. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Taylor Edwards is back at her family’s old lake house for the summer when her dad receives unexpected devastating news about his health. Upon arriving, Taylor is flooded with memories she had left behind at twelve years old: her ex best friend Lucy and her first crush Henry to name a few. Despite the misfortune that brought her here, Taylor starts to see this summer as her second chance to make amends and seek closure from people she never thought she would see again.

  1. Beach Read by Emily Henry

Two writers. One writes cutesy romance, the other serious literary fiction. Over one summer, they’ll spend three months in neighboring beach houses to focus on their latest respective novels. With writer’s block getting them both down, Augustus Everett and January Andrews agree to switch genres. Augustus will craft the perfect happily ever after, and January will set out to publish the next Great American Novel. For inspiration, they decide to take each other on fun adventures…only for research purposes, of course.

  1. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Unlike her identical twin sister Ami, Olive suffers from historically bad luck…until everyone at Ami’s wedding party falls ill with food poisoning except for Olive and the best man Ethan. With Ami and her fiancé out of commission, their all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii is up for grabs. Olive and Ethan are sworn enemies, but put their differences aside to enjoy a free vacation. As the trip unfolds, Olive realizes that luck might finally be on her side.


Born and raised in Queens, Caitlin Taylor So is a Chinese-Vietnamese writer who is passionate about prioritizing and amplifying marginalized voices. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in publishing and marketing. Her writing can be found on Business InsiderPopSugarWebMD, and Her Campus Media.