Book List | Ten Books I Want to Read This Summer

Next week, I take my test for National Board certification and then summer really begins for me! I can’t wait to get back to reading. Last summer I read about 20 books. I don’t know if I will get to that many this year, but I know of at least ten books I for sure want to finally read. I was not able to give many synopses for these books because they are either the second book in a series or a mystery/thriller/horror book, which I prefer to go in to blind.

**Sidenote: You may have noticed my May Wrap Up post is missing. I only finished one book in May, so I will be combining May and June in one wrap up post!


1. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

We finally have a release date for the final book (September 3!), so I need to read the second book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy to prepare.

Read my thoughts about Scythe here.

2. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Another second book in a series! A Darker Shade of Magic was my first read of 2019, and I have been putting off finishing the trilogy because I know the next two books will be even better!

Read my thoughts about A Darker Shade of Magic here.

3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

I chose this book for Book of the Month last year (September? October?) and it had some mild hype at the time, but I’ve been seeing reviews for it more often lately, inspiring me to finally read it!

4. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Summer is the time for contemporaries! They are usually super quick, easy reads, perfect for reading at the pool or beach. I loved Love & Gelato by Welch last summer, so I’m excited to read her next book this summer.

Read my thoughts about Love & Gelato here.

5. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (maybe you’ve heard of it?), which is the first historical fiction book I’ve made it through. I’ve heard the format of this book is written in interview style and most readers have recommended the audiobook. I already have it saved on Scribd!

Read my thoughts about The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo here.

6. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

This book has a ton of mixed reviews. Some have called it boring, while others really enjoyed it. I have not read a Liane Moriarty book, so I am curious to see where I will stand. I feel like this book is going to be more character driven and less suspense, but I am willing to give it a try.

7. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I picked this up at a Barnes and Noble while on vacation for only $10. This title has been on my radar since discovering booktube and bookstagram. I don’t know too much about it, but what I do know makes the book sounds like a story about Professor X and Magneto from X-Men if they had been college roommates.

8. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

I was lucky enough to finally snag an ARC of a Riley Sager book, so I will definitely be getting to this one in June! I enjoyed both of his previous books and can’t wait to see what he has come up with next. This book sounds deliciously creepy because of the apartment building with a mysterious past setting (one of my favorite tropes!).

Read my thoughts about Final Girls here.

Read my thoughts about The Last Time I Lied here.

9. Inspection by Josh Malerman

I’ve only read Bird Box, but I feel like all of Josh Malerman’s book are unique ideas! Again, I don’t know too much about this one, but Inspection is set at a mysterious school in the woods, which is a favorite setting in mystery/horror books!

10. The Possession by Michael Rutger

I read The Anomaly last October and absolutely LOVED it! The Possession is the second book in The Anomaly Files series that follows Nolan, a web-series star, investigating some witch-y activity and I am so ready for it!

Read my thoughts about The Anomaly here.


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