Ten books I want to read this summer!

Posted by on July 7, 2017 2:06 pm in Book talk, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Obviously, I’m hoping to read a lot more than 10 books by the time summer officially ends in September! But, putting aside new releases and books recently acquired, there’s a bunch of books on my shelves that have simply been sitting there too long – some for a few months, others for years! It’s time to dust them off and see what they are about.



The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (This is one of the oldest unread books on my shelves. I’ve had it since it came out… in 2012! 5 years later, it’s more than time I read it!)
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (I recently read Six of Crows, I’m excited to see how it concludes!)
The Devourers by Indra Das
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (This one is mostly a reread, since I read the first two thirds of it before exchanging my paperback for hardcover. I want to start again, finish it and read the rest of the series!)
We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Euphoria by Lily king

I feel this is a good mix of things, both adult and YA fiction, some fantasy, some small books and some big ones. Of course I’d like to read all of them, but I’ll be happy with myself if I read at least half.

What on your summer reading list?


  1. Good luck with The Casual Vacancy. I literally had to take notes when listening to that book. There are SO many characters. I kept getting confused. I haven’t read any of the others. I started The Interestings, but I couldn’t really get into it.

    • Thanks for the tip! I’m absolutely terrible with names so I might have to do the same thing!

  2. I loved The Casual Vacancy. I also liked The interestings but not as much! I also have the second book in the Six of Crows duology… but I gotta read the first one.

    • Six of Crows what a lot of fun! I loved the cast of characters.
      I’ve heard mixed things about The Interesting, I’m wondering where I’ll land on this one!

  3. Great list! Crooked Kingdom and Homegoing are also part of my summer reading. And you’re in for a treat with Raven Boys.

    • I remember almost nothing of what I read of the Raven Boys, I can’t wait to read it (and then, hopefully, the next books!)

  4. I struggled with The Casual Vacancy and should probably give it a re-read. Have a great summer!

    • Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that! I have been worried of being disappointed by it, which is why I put if off so long. We’ll see!

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