In part two of the LongIsland.com Summer Reading Series, we’re featuring summer books for teenagers. From well-loved classics to the hottest best sellers and everything in between there is a book to accommodate all different types of readers, whether they're interested in mysteries and thrillers or stories that inspire, you’ll find it all right here.
It is no secret that getting your teenager to read over their summer break when they would rather be at the beach with their friends isn’t easy. And teenagers, reading may be the last thing you want to do when the sun is shining and the outdoors are calling your name, but why not compromise? Pick a book from this list and bring it outside to read, and you never know - by September you may finish them all.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: What do you get when you have a mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage and a strange collection of photographs? You are just gonna have to find out for yourself in this debut novel that will creep you out, yet strangely you’ll find yourself going back for more.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This classic novel is an unforgettable story that takes readers into the lives of people living in a sleepy Southern town and the principles that seem to have haunted it. To this day it is considered a masterpiece of American literature.
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
This is the second installment of LongIsland.com's 2013 Summer Reading Series - be sure to keep an eye out for the upcoming Adult Summer Reading Recommendations, and check out our Summer Reading Guide for Kids!