06 May 2016

{Book Review} Summer Days and Summer Nights

By: Me My Shelf And I | 06 May 2016 at 12:36 PM | | | | |

Named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best YA Books of Summer:

Summer Days and Summer Nights:

SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling 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.

Summer Days & Summer Nights

Twelve Love Stories

Edited by Stephanie Perkins

Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins brought together some of her closest friends and fellow bestselling young adult authors for the holiday anthology My True Love Gave to Me that a starred Publisher’s Weekly called “a rare holiday treat” and Romantic Times claimed “this is what all anthologies should aspire to be”. Now, she’s doing it again with SUMMER DAY AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories (St. Martin’s Griffin / On Sale: May 17, 2016), another anthology filled with twelve new stories from a superstar lineup of young adult authors. Already receiving rave reviews, this anthology is the perfect beach companion for those long, hazy summer days.

Featuring twelve brand new short stories from:

· Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, My True Love Gave To Me)
· Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, The Grisha Trilogy)
· Francesca Lia Block (Love in the Time of Global Warming)
· Veronica Roth (The Divergent Trilogy)
· Lev Grossman (The Magicians Trilogy)
· Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series)
· Jennifer E. Smith (The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love, The Geography of You and Me)
· Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
· Tim Federle (The Great American Whatever)
· Nina LaCour (Everything Leads to You, You Know Me Well)
· Jon Skovron (Misfits, Man Made Boy)
· Brandy Colbert (Pointe)

**On Sale May 17, 2016**
Hardcover | $19.99
ISBN: 9781250079121| Ebook ISBN: 9781466891753


Stephanie Perkins does it again in this perfect summer anthology that your beach bag needs! Perfect for the person who doesn't know who, or what they want to read – you get the best of everything from these 12 authors and their unbelievable story spinning talents.

I jumped around when I read, which I find liberating. When reading a proper novel, you have to go front to back, every page in order. Well, okay, I suppose you don’t HAVE to – but if you want to understand anything that’s happening it is the suggested method. I almost felt like I was breaking book law by starting near the end and working my way forward.

As with any anthology, there were some stories I liked, some I loved and some I didn’t finish. It’s a strong collection, with something for everyone and I know that you’re going to love it!



“It's about as beach-bag-ready a book as one could hope for.”

“This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on shelves.”

-STARRED School Library Journal

“An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle.”

-STARRED Kirkus Review

“Offering a sampling of many different genres, bright and distinct narrative voices, and a generous portion of tender moments, this book has something for everyone who has loved or longs for it.”

-STARRED Publishers Weekly

“These stories are perfect for a lazy day at the beach or a hot summer night.”

-Romantic Times Reviews

“Yep, this one’s a beach read, so throw it in in the bag in its well-earned spot between the sunblock and the sandals.”

- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Editor

Stephanie Perkins CREDIT Destinee BlauStephanie Perkins has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, as well as Isla and the Happily Ever After. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.


  1. Great review! I didn't quite love this one but it was an interesting mix of genres and I would like to re-read a few of the stories

    my review

  2. Really wonderful book for read and also public give us good reviews thanks for share it interesting senior project topics .


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