The Compulsive Reader: Summer Days and Summer Nights Blog Tour

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summer Days and Summer Nights Blog Tour

One of the most fun anthologies I've read in recent years was Stephanie Perkins' My True Love Gave to Me, a Christmas/holiday-themed collection of short stories by a great range of YA authors. What could possibly top that? A new anthology, called Summer Days and Summer Nights, featuring (you guessed it) summer-y stories!

"Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. 
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, 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." 
Authors in the anthology include Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith, and of course Stephanie Perkins!

As the editor, Stephanie was kind enough to answer a few questions here about summer reading!

TCR: Which do you prefer--poolside or beachside summer reading?

SP: Beachside! Ocean waves are the perfect white noise to a delicious book.

TCR: Do you have any go-to summer books you like to re-read summer after summer?

SP: I’ll recommend one of my mother’s favorite summer reads: Sarah Dessen’s Keeping the Moon. It might be my favorite Dessen novel, too.

TCR: If you had to pair Summer Days and Summer Nights with a summer-y drink, what would it be?

SP: Watermelon juice. It’s so simple—it’s just watermelon that’s been put into a blender, but it’s heaven.
Summer Days and Summer Nights is out now!

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