The Book Detective is a weekly book meme hosted by DivergentGryffindor where each Thursday we post books we have read that fit under each weekly category (ex: dystopia, bad boys, romance, etc.). It is a way to share our favourites and discover some new great reads as well! To see the list, see the meme's opening post here.
Favourite Summer Read
For this topic, I've got to go with Lara Zielin's The Waiting Sky:
One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the better
Seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.
Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether it still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels guilty--is she also abandoning her mom just when she needs Jane most? The carefree trip turned journey of self-discovery quickly becomes more than Jane bargained for, especially when the devilishly handsome Max steps into the picture.
A summer spent tornado chasing and avoiding issues at home makes The Waiting Sky my pick. It's a great adventurous read for the beach, patio, balcony, or bonfire-side. And it's got some summer romance in there, which is something I feel all summer reads should have.
Read my full review on The Waiting Sky here
So that's my pick for this week. What are yours?