One of the days most people look forward to in the summer is the Fourth of July. I know when I think of the season I picture pool days and barbecues, beach trips and fireworks... and the Fourth has all of that and more. It really starts to feel like summer once July comes around, and with that it also means summer reading is finally in full swing. For some, your TBR might not change too much with the seasons, as you continue to plug along on your ever-growing stack of must-reads. But for others the idea of reading seasonally appropriate themed books is just too fun to resist. And even though you might already have a ton of summery reads on your list, might we suggest you take the opportunity to add a couple political-themed reads to your beach bag during your Fourth of July activities?
And no, we're not talking about hefty biographies of past presidents or in-depth non-fiction about the inner workings of the government. We're talking contemporary political lives, from the daily dramas of political professionals to the sons and daughters of politicians finding love in the spotlight, the 11 YA and Adult books below are all the ideal companions to the patriotic holiday.