June is right around the corner, and you can probably taste the sweet tang of summer already. Every book-lover knows that summer is a time for discovery and transformation. When school gets out and everything is shifted around for the season, you never know what new friends, new loves, and new experiences are around the corner. And of course, you'll need an amazing summer book to guide you through all these life changes.
From The Great Gatsby to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, literature has shown us time and time again that a lot can change in one single summer. Summer may only be June to September, but you know that a character can have their life completely flipped upside down in that amount of time.
Summer is filled with hope, possibility, and a special brand of magic. Maybe you're starting a new summer job, or you've fallen for a new person, or you're headed out on a big trip. Even if you're just planning to lay low and hang by the pool, you never know what surprises this summer may have in store.
So, here are some books that show how even just one summer can change everything. As we settle in for another season of sun, surf, and beach reads, it's time to get excited for all things summer: