Re-reading the Harry Potter Series at the moment!!!! Just felt like some light/ compulsive summer reading and there is nothing that feels like a literary kind of treat, so much as Harry Potter.
I keep coming across people who missed the boat and never got into the HP craze. My advice to you is to be aware that the first three books are semi-young because Harry is 11-13 in them but after you break into the fourth book, the action really heats up. The books become darker, longer and more complex.
Don’t watch the movies and get put off the novels. You are missing out big time with these ones.
Some other good summer reads:
'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett (I have reviewed this on my blog… EXCELLENT!!)
'Bridget Jones Diary' by Helen Fielding
'My Sisters Keeper' by Jodie Piccoult
'The Beach' by Alex Garland
'Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer
'Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkein