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.
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.
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.
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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