Well, fall is here, with its pumpkins and its sweaters and its various hot beverages. Our movie theaters are full of Stephen King and our internet listicles are full of Halloween costume ideas. Kids are going back to school. Birds are flying south. And we can all agree that fall is nice, but... you guys know all those flavored lattes are just a distraction from the fact that the entire hemisphere is shriveling up and dying, right? Some of us would gladly take another month of warm weather and beach days. So if you're already dreaming of ice cream and sundresses, here are a few books you can read to keep the spirit of summer alive.
I mean, yes, reading in the fall is great, but it's no beach reading. There's a special magic to reading in the summer. Even if you're a working adult, and summer vacation is a relic of the distant past, you can recapture some of that old school summer romance through books. Some of these summery reads are just pure summer fluff (and I mean that in the best way), to bring a little sunshine to those gray October days. Others go for summer mysteries, summer scares, or complex summer coming of age tales. Either way, you can pretend it's not fall yet for just a little while longer: