image (5)Summer is upon us! Well, not exactly. I still have a few days left before school ends but hey, that’s not the point. Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading and I’m definitely planning to plow through a few books in the next several months.

I am generally a mood reader, but I’ve been experimenting with monthly TBRs recently, and I’ve decided to make myself one for the summer. It is pretty loose (only 10 books) and I won’t be partaking in any specific reading challenges. These are just a few books that I’d like to read over the summer.

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1. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

I’m a huge fan of Alexander the Great, and I love the idea of a story about his life. The author had also written lots of historical non-fiction as well, so I am expecting Legacy of Kings to be very detail-oriented as well, which should be cool! I also met the author during BEA, and she is super sweet.

2. Girl of Fire And Thorns by Rae Carson

I bought this one at the Strand bookstore in NYC a few days before BEA, hoping I could read it in time for the Rae Carson’s signing of her upcoming book on Friday. That didn’t happen, but I can still read it now! Also, the cover is really pretty.

3. The White Rose by Amy Ewing

I didn’t love The Jewel, but I still enjoyed it enough to pick up the sequel! I’m a series-finisher, I confess. I’m excited to get back into this series, and hopefully learn more about the world it is set it (one of my favorite parts of The Jewel).

4. The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I confess, I haven’t read anything by Patrick Ness before, although I know people who are absolutely love his work. I’ve heard this one involves a character with anxiety (is this true?) and I cannot wait to read it!

5. Nowhere by Here by Katie McGarry

I have been told that I need to have Katie McGarry’s books in my life, so I’m finally going to read my first one! I met the author at BEA, and she was lovely as well.

image (6)6. Nil by Lynne Matson

The tagline on Nil is what initially caught my eye: “How do you escape from an island that doesn’t exist?” First of all, what does that mean? Second of all, how soon can I read it?

7. Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

Yes! Another Rae Carson novel! I can’t wait. I love the concept of a girl with the ability to sense gold, and that it is set during the Gold Rush just makes it even more appealing.

8. Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

I haven’t read Leila’s debut, This Song Will Save Your Life, but I’ve heard enough about her writing to be almost certain I will love this book. Plus, it is about a blogger! How cool is that?

9. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Again, I haven’t read this author’s debut, but I am still very excited for Never Always Sometimes. I’ve been trying to read more contemporary novels, and this look like a perfect summer read.

10. The Diviners by Libba Bray

I have a copy of Lair of Dreams sitting on my bookshelf, but I need to read the first book in the series before I read the sequel! I love that it is set in the 1920s as well.

Giveaway:

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Up for grabs: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley Doyle, The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan, and Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Chaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.

What better way to kick off summer than to win some free books? I’m offering up a summer prize pack of 4 YA novels. All are in ARC format, and are either already released, or will be out within the next few weeks. I’ve already read (and adored) all of them, and I would love for a lucky reader to have the opportunity to read them as well. 🙂

Here are the rules:

  • Open to US/ Canada readers ONLY.
  • I reserve the right to disqualify any entry.
  • Winners must reply to my email within 72 hours, or the prize will be given to someone else.
  • No cheating!

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29 Comments on My Summer 2015 Reading List + ARC Giveaway

    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m reading Legacy Of Kings right now, and it is pretty good. Fairest is amazing as well.

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  1. Ellie @ Spellbound
    June 22, 2015 at 5:58 am (2 years ago)

    I definitely want to read Walk on Earth a Stranger and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. The rest of these sound interesting–I liked the idea of Nil until I looked at Goodreads reviews and found out it involved insta-love. No thanks.
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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm (2 years ago)

      They both sound great. I did not know that Nil had instalove. Hmm…not sure how I feel about that.

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  2. Ally
    June 22, 2015 at 7:33 am (2 years ago)

    Ooh, yes. I want to read A Girl of Fire and Thorns this summer. I’ve already read it and I remember really liking it…I just don’t remember much about it. Which is very strange, but I’m excited to get back into the series.
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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm (2 years ago)

      A Girl Of Fire and Thorns sounds fantastic. I love fantasy novels so much, and hopefully this one won’t disappoint.

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  3. Monica
    June 22, 2015 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

    I’m hoping to catch up on the Divergent series this summer! I’ve got Insurgent on my shelf right now, waiting to be read.
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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm (2 years ago)

      I LOVE that series omg. Enjoy!

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  4. Kaitlyn A
    June 22, 2015 at 8:25 am (2 years ago)

    The top two books I plan on reading this summer are The Royal We and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids!

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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

      I started The Royal We a few months ago, and it is pretty cute!

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  5. Brooke
    June 22, 2015 at 9:21 am (2 years ago)

    I plan on reading the large stack of books I got for my birthday, books I own I’ve been meaning to read, and some classics.. I’m quite overwhelmed/happy with my stack.

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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m sure you are! That sounds like a LOT of books.

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  6. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination
    June 22, 2015 at 9:37 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t work well with reading lists at all since I usually am a mood reader, but I do have a school summer reading list with a ton of books I have to read, so I’ll have to follow that. However, I definitely plan to get lots of my own reading in. Walk on Earth a Stranger sounds like a book that I would love since I always try to get my hands on just about every historical fiction book I can find. Hopefully I’ll be able to read it this summer.
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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m a mood readers as well, but I’m trying to organize some sort of reading list. Happy reading! (Also: YES for Walk On Earth A Stranger)

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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m a mood readers as well, but I’m trying to organize some sort of reading list. Happy reading! (Also: YES for Walk On Earth A Stranger)

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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I just used a white sheet and my phone, and they turned out pretty nicely!

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  7. Elizabeth
    June 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I hope to read anything on my TBR. I have way too many books on there…
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    • Jessica
      June 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha, I can totally relate. Good luck!

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  8. emily @ for the bookish
    June 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay! I adore your giveaways, Jessica. How are you liking the sequel to The Jewel? I’ve been wanting to read The Jewel for a while… but I’ve heard different feedback from several bloggers, concerning the actual book and the content. It still has me curious! 😉
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    • Jessica
      June 24, 2015 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

      I haven’t read TWR yet, but I did enjoy The Jewel. I wasn’t AMAZING but it was still decent read. The content isn’t bad, but it is about surrogates.

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  9. emily @ for the bookish
    June 22, 2015 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh and I’m planning on FINISH MY TEN BILLION BOOK TBR this summer! Haha. Seriously, there’s so many. Right now I’m reading “Ana of California,” which is an e-ARC “Anne of Green Gables” re-telling. 😀 It’s really good. I’m just not getting into because I’m sort of in a book slump. It’s just me. I’m hoping I’ll snap out of it. 😉
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    • Jessica
      June 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm (2 years ago)

      I KNOW I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS I STILL NEED TO READ LOL. I really liked Anne of Green Gables, so Ana of California sounds pretty cool!

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  10. Nova @ Out of Time
    June 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

    JESSSSSSSSSSSS THIS IS MADE OF AWESOME! Also when can we meet so I can give you your books back and possibly borrow something else 😉 I also finished Truthwitch and it’s awesome! Let me know!
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    • Jessica
      June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm (2 years ago)

      YAY! So excited for Truthwitch! I’ll DM you tonight, and we can work something out. Also, Illuminae was fab!!!

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    • Jessica
      June 24, 2015 at 7:08 am (2 years ago)

      Agreed! I NEED TO READ ZE SEQUELS

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  11. Amanda P.
    June 25, 2015 at 1:08 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome giveaway girly! Thanks! I plan on reading the rest of the Lunar Chronicles. I know I am sooooo late to the game. I read Cinder in like 3 days and finished it a couple nights ago and I’m nearly done with Scarlet. Now I understand why everyone loves them so much!
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    • Jessica
      June 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m so glad you liked the Lunar Chronicles! It is always nice to find another fan, and Winter is sure to be amazing.

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