Summer rom-com must-reads

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Summer can mean a range of things for people. Internships, summer classes, work and vacations can consume lots of your time. Hopefully, though, you’ve found yourself with a little more free time than during the school year. If you have, and like so many are looking to fill it with some leisurely activities, this is the perfect time to do some reading for fun, opposed to the ever-persistent readings you may have during the school year. With so many genres and new releases available, it can be hard to pick your next read, so the Daily Clog is here to help. We have created a list of our summer rom-com must-reads for all you lovestruck and hopeless romantic readers out there that is sure to show you your new favorite!

“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren

This classic enemies-to-lovers book has everything you could want for a summer rom com read. A vacation to Hawaii, run-in with exes, and a ruined wedding create the perfect storyline to read whether you’re sitting by the pool or on your lunch break. This fairly quick read is sure to keep you laughing as you root for the lovable characters on their tumultuous journeys. When Olive and Ethan get the opportunity to go on a free trip to Hawaii, they have to put aside their differences and come together to work against the constant problems they run into, and hopefully find some time to enjoy themselves.

“The Secret Bridesmaid” by Katy Birchall

This book really embodies the definition of a romantic comedy. The slow-burn love interests have you rooting for them from the start, and every page presents a hilarious mishap to keep you on your toes. Set in England, when a hired bridesmaid is in charge of keeping the biggest wedding of the season running smoothly, while bit by bit catching feelings for someone forbidden, there is no shortness of activity and comedy in this novel.

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover

A heavier read, this book is great for someone who likes to read while sitting next to a box of tissues. Dealing with serious topics, this book follows the journey of Lily as she navigates love, independence and trauma to try and search for what she really needs. This book really will pull at your heartstrings on every page, but if you like that intensity and emotion then this read is definitely the one for you. This book does involve discussions of sexual trauma so keep that in mind as content warning before delving into this Hoover novel. 

This summer is the perfect chance to find some time to satisfy your inner bookworm and read a book or two just for the joy of reading, and hopefully this list will help you find your new favorite read!

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