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Sweet Summertime Reads: Morgan Matson’s Summer Essentials

A note from Magan: I’m beyond honored (thrilled, excited, ecstatic) that Morgan Matson is guest posting for Rather Be Reading today. Morgan is one of our very favorite authors who never fails to wow us with her incredible writing. We deeply loved Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. There’s no doubt that Morgan’s books are […]

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August 27, 2013 - 12:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Ginger Reflects - […] Be Reading’s Morgan Matson’s Summer Essentials: I feel like it’s not summer until you have the essentials & I completely agreed with all […]

July 25, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Jeff DeCoursey - Wow, Nightswimming, Downeaster Alexa, and anything by Imagine Dragons. Nice playlist! Summer has never been my favorite (I’m a fall guy), but maybe that’s because I grew up in Phoenix. Thanks for sharing your essentials — I’m adding Adventure to my list right now.

July 23, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Alisa Selene - I love summer films as well!

July 23, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Tara - I am absolutely loving this playlist! Thanks for sharing Magan and Morgan!

July 23, 2013 - 2:29 pm

elena - i’m glad morgan mentioned ice cream at least once in this post because it a summer, nay LIFE, essential! LOVE this post and p much agree with all these points. esp summer soundtrack. 🙂

July 23, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - OMG! I was soooooo excited to see that Morgan guest posted for you, and this blog post is seriously one of my favourites, like EVER. Although summer is not my favourite season (don’t hate me for that! I’m much more of a rainy day girl…me and heat don’t get along well) I still do agree with each and every one of Morgan’s must haves. We don’t get too much crazy hot weather, luckily, but any beach outing that I do undertake always includes a good book and a stocked iPod 🙂

July 23, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m pretty much in solid agreement with Morgan about the summer essentials, as I would like all of these things to be a part of each and every summer that I ever have. My favorite will have to be the part about adventures; summer seems like a time when ANYTHING is possible, and I like exploiting that!

July 23, 2013 - 11:28 am

Annie - I think MY summer essential this year is to reread Amy and Roger and read Second Chance Summer! It’ll be nice to make good use of all the time I’ll be spending indoors once the heat kicks in. I’m not good with the heat so I usually hide in my comfortable, cool house. I haven’t had any ‘summer adventures’ yet so I’ll add that to my To-Do list. And I love Morgan’s playlist! I’ve been listening to Cruise on repeat – it’s the perfect song to get you in that fun, summer-y mood! 🙂

July 23, 2013 - 10:58 am

Alice @ ThatKidInWonderland - I can’t believe I’m that awkward person who still hasn’t read any of Morgan Matson’s books! Ah there is something seriously wrong with me. I absolutely need to get my hands on her books asap. Eeeep!

Yes to all the above Summer essentials! I live in Australia and I actually didn’t get a chance to go to the beach last Summer and it left my feeling like my Summer was so unfulfilled. D: The beach is a necessity. For sure!

July 23, 2013 - 9:52 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - First of all, I just bought Second Chance Summer like last week, I think and I’m really excited about getting into it as soon as I can. I’ve ONLY heard great things. And of course, I loved Jessi Kirby’s Golden, so these two are quite the pair and I’m loving seeing them here for this post. I have to absolutely agree with both the BEACH and the MOUNTAINS!! I’m SO VERY FORTUNATE to live in North Carolina where that is an easy possibility for me – I’m one that is near the coast, like many are, but there’s just something about being able to drive to either place at any time of the year pretty easily that is oh-so-special to me. I love this post, love this playlist, and I think MMatson pretty much nailed summer easily!

July 23, 2013 - 8:36 am

Hazel - Definitely agree with Morgan’s summer essentials! And her playlist is just downright AWESOMEEEE.

July 23, 2013 - 8:35 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I think I just fell in love with Morgan Matson all over again! Her summer essentials are THE BEST. Seriously. I agree with all them. Summer is my favorite time of the year, too. And I totally get how it’s meant to be a time spent making memories, so later in the year when those winter blues set it, you have something to remember back on and smile about. Ahhhh I love summer so, so much. Her playlist is kickass too! Thanks Magan for sharing this today for SSR 🙂