So everyone’s been telling you how reading is the perfect way to spend your holiday, but you just don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, girl, we’ve compiled a list of interesting reads to set your perfect holiday in motion.

Looking for Alaska - John Green

Looking for Alaska is a gripping story about a teenaged boy named Miles, who goes to boarding school to “seek a Great Perhaps”. Miles is smart, yet slightly awkward, with an uncanny obsession with the last words of famous people. He’s soon exposed to a whole new world when he makes new friends and is confronted with loss and a host of other challenges that come with growing up.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

High school can be a scary place, especially if you’re chronically shy like Charlie and your best friend’s just committed suicide. To cope with it all, Charlie starts to write to an unknown figure, recounting his experiences as he manoeuvres high school, makes friends and loses them, has his first crush and struggles to develop a sense of belonging. This story is interesting, moving and insanely relatable.

The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling

Is it ever a reading list without the famous Harry Potter series? Granted, it’s more than one book, but you’ll hardly want to come up for air once you join Harry on his adventures at Hogwarts and beyond. These will definitely have your attention locked the entire holiday.

The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins

Since you’re on holiday, why not get locked in the dystopian world of Panem with Katniss and challenge the Capitol? The series will leave you hungry for more as you keep your fingers crossed that Katniss survives and triumphs over the terrible system of the Capitol.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make - Marcus Covey

It’s only right that we balance it out with an inspirational book of practical advice on how to go about the business of being young and having to make important life choices. Covey’s an accomplished writer of self-help and non-fiction, and this book is definitely one you’ll keep going back to for advice as you handle life’s many decisions.

If books are best friends then this is an entire squad of must-reads that’ll keep you entertained and fully occupied throughout the summer holiday. What’s more, your parents will approve!

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