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3 Things You Should Read, Shuffle, & Stream To Get In The Mood For Summer!

Written by Tommy Gorman. Published: June 09 2023
(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)


If spent properly, Summertime can provide as much nostalgia as any other holiday. So in lieu of a vacation, why not bring the vacation to you and dive into these Summer-themed movies, books, and music to help scratch that vibey itch?





1. The Summer I Turned PrettyTrilogy by Jenny Han

If you’re looking for a YA page-turner set in the Summer, then look no further – written by Jenny Han of To All the Boys fame, The Summer I Turned Pretty follows a Summer of firsts for main character Belly Conklin.


2. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six, this historical-fiction novel centers around one impactful night for four siblings set in the coast of Southern California.


3. Beach Read by Emily Henry

The title says it all, really. A novel for writers, beachgoers, and hopeless romantics alike, Beach Read lives up to its title in spades.




1. Endless Summer Vacation by Miley Cyrus
For an album released in the Winter, Cyrus’s 8th studio album lives up to its title and delivers 12 breezy and delightful tracks to blast at your leisure.



2.The More Lover Chapter by Taylor Swift
The EP curated by Swift with tracks from her 7th album, Lover, is a must-listen for its inclusion of fan-favorites like the title track, “The Man”, and, of course, “Cruel Summer”.




3.Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 by Calvin Harris

The Scottish DJ released his 6th studio album in 2022 as a follow-up to Vol. 1. Although it earned a mild response, the album still boasts catchy tracks with artists likeNormani, Chlöe, and Dua Lipa.





1.In the Heights

Streaming now on Max, this Jon M. Chu-directed adaptation ofLin-Manuel Miranda's stage musical explores the lives of a tight-knit community in New York’s Washington Heights on the hottest day of the Summer. 




2.Dirty Dancing
Summer in New York’s Catskills mountains has never been steamier than in this beloved '80s romantic drama starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, now available to stream on Peacock.




3.Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson’s 2012 whimsical adventure comedy about young love and community togetherness is now available to stream on Max.




So before you invest your well-deserved break into a pop album, classic movie, or the pages of a new book, make sure that it satisfies your ultimate Summer cravings!