Summer is the time for barbecues, road trips, sports, and reading. Yes, reading. Sunshine and exercise are great and all, but one of the pleasures of the season is that some of those heretofore indoor activities can be taken to the outside world. Books at the beach! Novels in nature! Thinking of what to read? Here are 12 books you must read this summer.
1. "American Panda" by Gloria Chao
At only 17 years of age, Mei is a freshman at MIT, and as you might guess, she is dealing with a lot. For one, her family have a set of goals they want her to accomplish, which include becoming a doctor and marrying a man from Taiwan.
But considering Mei hates germs and has a crush on her Japanese American classmate, things might not go as planned. Plus, when she reconnects with her estranged brother, Xing, she begins to wonder if meeting her parent's standards is really the best thing to do.