Check out the Rules of Summer Reading List, Playlist, and Giveaway! (US Only)

Check out the Rules of Summer Reading List, Playlist, and Giveaway! (US Only)

Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

Released: June 4th 2013
 
ISBN: 0316212059

 

There are two sides to every summer.
 
When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.
 
Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?
 
 
Check out Rory's Summer Reading List
 
During her downtime, Rory likes to curl up with a book. Here's a list of a few of her favorites. To listen the playlist, click here: http://open.spotify.com/user/1252917220/playlist/1eSkYWOxvRvXSHcuLYSsaI
 
•    Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
 
•    Joy by Phish
 
•    Obvious by Jane's Addiction
 
•    Crazy Love by Van Morrison
 
•    Wouldn’t it Be Nice by The Beach Boys
 
•    Hey You by Pink Floyd
 
•    Bob Marley—Waiting in Vain
 
•    All My Love by Led Zeppelin
 
•    Girls in their Summer Clothes by Bruce Springsteen
 
•    Summer Girl by Dar Williams
 
•    Hackensack by Fountain’s of Wayne
 
•    The Tide is High by Blondie
 
•    Romeo and Juliet by Taylor Swift
 

 
Check out a few of the songs Isabel and Rory listen to while driving around the Hamptons.
 
Rory's Top Beach Reads
 
1. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Ftzgerald
 
2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
 
3. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
 
4. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
 
5. Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani's
 
6. Secret History by Donna Tart
 
7. Austenland by Shannon Hale
 
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
 
9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
 
10. Going Bovine by LIbba Bray
 
 
 
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Kathy Jalowiec on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:00

Gotta love Donna Tart's The Secret History. Deeply embroiled mystery with Classics students is perfect summer reading!

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Gotta love Donna Tart's [i]The Secret History[/i]. Deeply embroiled mystery with Classics students is perfect summer reading!
Guest - Tara on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:39

The Great Gatsby would have to be my favorite from the list, it has some of the greatest quotes ever written

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The Great Gatsby would have to be my favorite from the list, it has some of the greatest quotes ever written
Viviana Ortiz (website) on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:42

I haven't read any of the books in the list and the songs I only have heard Wouldn't it be nice by The Beach boys. its a good song because it has the summer feeling

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I haven't read any of the books in the list and the songs I only have heard Wouldn't it be nice by The Beach boys. its a good song because it has the summer feeling
Kassidy (website) on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 18:34

I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower!
Andrea (website) on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 19:02

The only song I've heard from that list is Wouldn't It Be Nice, so I guess I'll have to go with that one!

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The only song I've heard from that list is Wouldn't It Be Nice, so I guess I'll have to go with that one!
Guest - Tammy on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 19:49

How could anything compete with Hey You by Pink Floyd?

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How could anything compete with Hey You by Pink Floyd?
Mary Moore on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 22:00

My favorite book on the list is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I can't even describe my love for that book. My favorite song is Romeo and Juliet by Taylor Swift because it really tells the story!

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My favorite book on the list is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I can't even describe my love for that book. My favorite song is Romeo and Juliet by Taylor Swift because it really tells the story! :D
Hali Hancock (website) on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 22:51

My favorite book on the list is Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, because that was the book that made me start reading a lot in high school.. I loved it!

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My favorite book on the list is Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, because that was the book that made me start reading a lot in high school.. I loved it!
Guest - Barb Beaver on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:38

Go Your Way because it makes me think of my college days. And, yes, I'm not exactly young, but I love YA books!

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Go Your Way because it makes me think of my college days. And, yes, I'm not exactly young, but I love YA books!
Hannah Clark (website) on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 15:38

The Tide is High by Blondie.. Because it's amazing! one of my fav songs!
. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.. Is the only book on that list I've read! And did really like it

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The Tide is High by Blondie.. Because it's amazing! one of my fav songs!;) . The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.. Is the only book on that list I've read! And did really like it