10 Reading Suggestions for the Summer

This post was inspired by The Broke and the Bookish's writing link up "Top Ten Tuesday." 

Summer Book Suggestions.

1. The Gallagher Girl Series.
A light easy series (well, except for the last two books.) Equal amounts teenage girl stuff and spy stuff. I highly suggest you read the first two books, possibly the third. (I mean, they're all good, but these are my light fluffy relaxing book suggestions. And they last three are...not)
                 1. I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
                 2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
                 3. Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover

2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This book has the interesting parts of Sci Fi (Spaceships, fiery pilot girls, SPACE, cool tech, and evil plots to take over the universe) but at the same time, has the voice and feel of a fairy tale rewrite. (Which it is)
Marissa Meyer has an amazing way of blending together old stories and new ones. And...there are so many ships. Literal ships, as in awesome space ships, and OTP ships. I am almost certain you will walk out of here with at least ONE true OTP, if not more. The books:
                          1. Cinder
                          2. Scarlet
                          3. Cress
                          4. Winter

3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
The Queen of Hearts before she became the Queen of Hearts. Fairy tale rewrite of Alice in Wonderland. Read this book if you want a good cry. (And I don't mean 'good' cry. I mean ugly cry.)

***Please Note: If you read a Marissa Meyer book you will be emotionally unstable around random vegetables such as tomatoes and pumpkins. Proceed with caution***

4. And I highly suggest you try reading a classic.
And I suggest The Twelfth Night, a Shakespearean play. Make sure you read a children's version or something before so that you can understand what's going on (the wording can be a little weird) DO NOT READ ROMEO AND JULIET. I mean, come on. don't we have enough teenage drama as it is? It's just a crush, Romeo. Chill.

5. Ranger's Apprentice Series 
Want to be hooked on coffee drinking? Look no further then the Ranger's Apprentice.
John Flanagan, the author, has a bit of an amateur writing style, in my opinion, but that did not stop me from immersing myself in this story, getting emotionally attached to the characters, and finishing the entire series in a week.
There are two spin off series, The Brother Band Chronicles, and Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years (Which is about young Halt!!!)

(Oh, and Crowley. Him too)

And, you have to read Bk. 7 before Bk 5, but after Bk 4. 'K?

1. Ruins of Gorlan
2. Burning Bridge
3. Icebound land
4. Battle for Skandia
7. Erak's Ransom
5. Sorcerer of the North
6. Siege of Macindaw
8. King's of Clonmel
9. Halt's Peril
10. Emperor on Nihon-ja
11. The Lost Stories
12. The Royal Ranger

If you want to look into the other series, I'll name the first book. But other then that, you're on your own because I am lazy.

Ranger's Apprentice: Early Years: Tournament at Gorlan
Brother Band Chronicles: Outcasts

6. Whatever that book is that you've been telling yourself you'll read. 
Go get it. Read it.

Go. Fulfill your dreams

7. An old favorite that you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

(With three capital LOVEs, mind you. Nothing less)

8. Something in a genre you don't normally read
Bonus points if it's a genre you've never even heard of before!!!

9. Ask someone for a book suggestion
Like, to a living person. To their face. As your friend, or some random person off the street. (If this leads to an interesting story, please tell me.)

10. Pick something just for the cover. 


So there you go.

Let me know at the end of the summer what you read.

-Mary Kate-


  1. The Ranger's Apprentice, my friend is going to fangirl when she sees this!


    Ahem. Hi, I'm Elena, Gray's aforementioned friend. I love Ranger's Apprentice.

    1. And I do hope you realize I will find your blog and stalk it, right?

    2. Lol! I knew you two would hit it off!! XD

  3. *screaming and jumping up and down*

    1. I KNOW RIGHT?! Which book is your favorite?

    2. Either Emperor of Nihon-ja or Ruins of Gorlan.
      And I'm crazy about Tournament at Gorlan. (Young Halt!)

      What is yours?

  4. Yaaaaaaay!!! Ranger's Apprentice!!!!