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We Love a Good Summer Read

Summer is a fantastic time for reading. Even if you do not take a vacation out of town or have time off work, there is something about the season that lends itself to setting aside time for a few special books. I’ve mentioned before that planning my summer reading is an important process for me and I reached out to others who are equally enthusiastic. Today, four bloggers are sharing our plans for summer reading. Get your TBR lists ready because you’re bound to find something to look into here!

Dawn Abron
Dawn decided to go with a theme for her summer reading this year.

Dawn's Summer Reads

The Summer of Sequels

  • Ghostly Echos by William Ritter
  • The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Inquisition by Taran Matharu
  • Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Alicia Abdul
Alicia has arranged a collection of summer reads that range from newly-released short stories to centuries-old plays.

Alicia's Summer Reads

  • Broken Crowns by Lauren DeStefano
  • Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2015 Alex Award winner)
  • Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
  • Never Ever by Sara Saedi
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman
  • Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
  • The Thousand and One Nights
  • A few Shakespeare plays, including A Winter’s Tale
  • A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Sharon Rawlins
Sharon called in a canine companion to keep her company while she tackles these two recent releases.

Sharon's Summer Reads

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Jessica Lind
I’ve organized my reading around my vacation in Florida, time at home in Russia, and the hours of flights in between.

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Share your reading plans for this summer in the comments – we’re always looking for recommendations!

If you need a few more ideas, be sure the check out this list of summer-themed reads featuring women in comics and the Hub Challenge (even though it ends in a few days, it is a great resource for lists of and feedback on recent award winners).

— Jessica Lind, currently reading one of my SPb summer picks, SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

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Jessica Lind

American librarian in Russia. Lover of cats and books.

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5 Comments

  1. BJ Neary BJ Neary

    Although I have already begun my summer reading, this list will also include other titles as the summer goes on, friend me on Goodreads:
    BJ Neary Must Reads for Summer:
    The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (5/29)
    What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (6/20)
    Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
    A Court of Mist and Fury by Sara J. Maas (begun 5/23)
    Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
    Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E K Johnston
    Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach
    Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
    August – When We Was Fierce by e. E. Charleton Trujillo
    Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
    The Last Star by Rick Yancey

    • Jessica Lind Jessica Lind

      Awesome! I see some familiar titles and some new ones to explore. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love that graphic, Jessica!

    • Jessica Lind Jessica Lind

      Thanks, Alicia! I had to find a way to show all of the e-books I have planned for the planes and the books that are waiting for me in Florida.

  3. Jeanenne- Teen Librarian Jeanenne- Teen Librarian

    I am planning to focus on books out of my normal reading interest ( which is mysteries and psychological fiction). I plan to read some teen fantasy titles ( planning to finish The Winner’s Kiss and start The Crown’s Game) and light teen romances.

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