You may know that I have decided to focus on sequels this summer and it is going well so far! I have finished two series and caught up on another one. However, I plan to read books other than sequels in between so that I don’t get burnt out. I thought I would share a few that I have my eye on.
I have a couple buddy reads happening in July. Btw, I don’t think I have ever mentioned this, but I am always open to buddy reading, so feel free to reach out to me!
I am buddy reading Malice by John Gwynne with some friends from BookTube in July. We will be hosting reading sprints as we encourage one another to get through this 700-page high fantasy novel. This book is so far out of my comfort zone, but I am excited about it!
I am buddy reading Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough with a group on Instagram. I was sent an unsolicited ARC from the publisher but never got around to reading it because it is another book that is outside my comfort zone. I am more drawn to thrillers this time of year though!
I have this feeling that Lousie Erdrich is going to become a new favourite author, and I own three of her novels. I am going to start with The Sentence because it has been getting a lot of award buzz and it’s about a ghost in a bookstore!
I adore Anna-Marie McLemore and have been meaning to read more of their work! Lakelore looks like the perfect summer read and it follows two non-binary characters who discover an entire world underneath the lake. I love the way this author does magical realism!
An Arrow to the Moon is one of the books I still have to read from my “best first line” TBR! I have been meaning to read something by Emily X.R. Pan and I cannot remember the last time I read a Romeo and Juliet retelling!
My friend Sarah is hosting a T. Kingfisher readathon at the end of July (I will share my TBR for that later!), and one of the books I want to read is The Twisted Ones. I have really fallen in love with T. Kingfisher this year, so I am excited to read more from her.
Cover Story looks like the perfect beach read! I am so in the mood for a con story and this one has been getting a lot of attention on Instagram.
Better Than the Movies is a YA contemporary romance that looks adorable. Look at all of those classic romcom references on the cover! I have heard such great things about all of Lynn Painter’s romances.
By the Book is the second book in the Meant to Be series and I had such a good time with the first one. This is a series of Disney Princess retellings and they are all written by different authors. I am excited to read something by Jasmine Guillory that is outside of her Wedding Date series!
Hook, Line, and Sinker is the sequel to It Happened One Summer. I have had a copy of this book since it was released a couple of months ago but I have been saving it for the beach. It isn’t summer if I don’t read a book by Tessa Bailey!
What is on your summer TBR?