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Summer is the best time to catch up on one of my favorite hobbies.. reading. Check out my summer reading list!

I’ve always had a love for reading, I could live at a library given the chance. Unfortunately, during the school year my classes and other required reading often gets in the way of being able to read for fun. This summer I want to take full advantage of having a little more free time and knock out some of the books I’ve been dying to read.

Curious what’s on my reading list this summer? Read on.


1. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

This may be cheating.. but I’ve already started this one. I got this book for Christmas this year and have barely had time to make a dent in it due to school work. Libba Bray is my all time favorite author (if you’ve never read A Great and Terrible Beauty put this down right now and go do that, seriously) and the first book, Diviners, was so great I’ve been going crazy not being able to read this one.

“After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people’s secrets, she’s become a media darling, earning the title “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” Everyone’s in love with the city’s newest It Girl…everyone except the other Diviners.”

via GoodReads

2. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

If Libba Bray is my favorite author of all time, Sarah Dessen is a super close second. I have 11/12 of her book, this one being the 12th. Everything she writes is pure gold in my eyes and I have high expectations for this one as well. Want to get into her books but not sure where to start? Start with The Truth About Forever or This Lullaby, my all time favorites.

“Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?”

via GoodReads

3. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Another author who’s previous works I’ve fallen in love with, Lauren Oliver’s book Before I Fall is riveting and entertaining. I’ve heard some high praises about Vanishing Girls and I’m excited to check it out for myself.

“Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.”

via GoodReads

4. To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this entire series, but never have found the motivation to check it out for myself. While the book seems a bit childish for me, I’m pretty excited to see if it lives up to the hype.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.”

via GoodReads

5. Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

I’ll be honest here, I ran out of ideas for books to read and went searching on Pinterest for ideas. One book that came up over and over again was this one, Red Queen. After reading the synopsis it looks like something I might be interested in, so I’m totally open to check it out!

“This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.”

via GoodReads

Do you have any reading suggestions? Let me know below and I might pick them up! 



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9 thoughts on “My Summer Reading List

  • June 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Red Queen is amazing!! I also recommend A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Both books have sequels that came out recently and they’re just as amazing. I couldn’t put any of them down!

    • June 10, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Hey Courtney, thank you for the suggestion! I just looked it up, that book looks amazing I’ll definitely add it to my future reading list.

  • June 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Finally someone else who loves Libba Bray! The Gemma Doyle trilogy really is the best, isn’t it? Definitely going to check out Sarah Dessen thanks

    • June 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      YES Melissa, Gemma Doyle is great. Sarah Dessen is a totally different style than Libba Bray but I still love her books so much. Have you read The Diviners?

  • June 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of my favorite duology! Yes, the characters can be a bit childish (especially in the second book, in my opinion), but it’s only not that bad. I love the little world Jenny Han has created.
    Red Queen was one of my favorite books of 2015! The world building is amazing, the story is intriguing and the ending will leave you gasping! Sadly, I found that the sequel did not leave up to the first book, but the first installment kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading!

    Amelie | A Wanderer’s Adventures

    • June 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      I’m glad to hear that you like those books, Amelie! I hope I like them as well. Any other reading recommendations?

  • June 16, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Have you ever read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer?
    Check it out. It’s amazing. If YA paranormal is your type….

    And Too Late by Colleen Hoover is also good. It’s on Wattpad.

    • June 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      I have not read those, totally going to look into them. Wattpad is such a great place to find new undiscovered books, I used to be so active on there!


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