I’ve been seeing a lot of people making to-do lists and lists of books they want to read before BEA. Now, I’m not going to BEA, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a list too, right? A summer reading list!
I’m not the type of person to make lists of books or tell myself to read certain things at certain times. I’m definitely a “feelings” reader. I read what I want, when I want. And I like it that way. That said: My TBR on Goodreads is dangerously close to 500 books and, to be honest, it’s completely overwhelming. I want to go through it sometime, but until then I thought I would make a smaller list of books I want to read.
There’s, like, 30 books on this list. Just because they’re all on “The List” doesn’t mean they’ll be read or I’ll even stick to The List. This is more of a quick guide for myself if I find myself wondering what to read next. Because the list is so long I made a “Top 6” list of books I have to read or I’ll die.
Without further ado, The List:
Top 6 Books I Have to Read This Summer:
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Books I’m Risking Death By Not Reading:
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
True by Erin McCarthy
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (re-reading with my sister. Excited!)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Ink by Amanda Sun
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
The Program by Suzanne Young
As you can see, I’m rather ambitious with my reading goals. I know I won’t be able to read all the books, but a nice chunk will do.
What do you plan to read this summer?
P.S. I’m treating summer as now until the end of August-ish. Probably into September because that would be technically correct.