Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 17, 2016
Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
I’m finally back with another post. I still hate that all the posts that I’ve been writing here lately have been review posts. I’m trying to think up new exciting content for here, but it just hasn’t been coming. Maybe more thoughts on this at a later date.
I finally finished Summer Days and Summer Nights. This book is a collection of short stories put together by Jennifer E. Smith. This was another Paper & Glam book club read. This book took me WAY longer than normal to read due to the fact that work has been absolute hell lately and I’m lucky if I can read more than a few pages a night.
I loved this collection of stories, but like most collections I found some better than others which leads me to some high hopes when I actually pick up books from those authors. I liked Leigh Bardugo’s Head, Scales, Tongue, and Tails for its whimsy and how it definitely felt like a summer story and the perfect one to start the collection. I loved how Stephanie Perkins perfectly captured the feeling of love In Ninety minutes, turn North. It was so sweet and just how love should feel. I cried and felt way too much emotions while reading Veronica Roth’s Inertia. You will have to read it to experience it. I was griped by Cassandra Clare’s Brand New Attraction even though there is something about carnivals that will never quite sit right with me. My heart was moved with by Jennifer E. Smith’s A Thousand Ways this could all go wrong. It was so perfect.
I could say a thousand more things,but I think that if you are looking for a quick reading of several stories of varying lengths this is the book for you. There is a companion book to this which I’m hoping to read toward the end of the year.
Hopefully I’ll be back soon with another post. Let me know what you have been reading lately.