Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer 2018 Reading List!



You guys, I am so happy/excited/nervous/relieved right now, I can't even fully express it. The fact that I don't have any more assignments or classes or homework is honestly just shocking to me. For the majority of my life, I've been ruled by school and now it feels like a massive weight has lifted off my shoulders. I'm not totally sure what I'll do with all this new freedom but I know I definitely want to spend a lot of my time reading! Here's a list of some of the books I've added to my summer reading list:

1. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch 
I recently read the first book in this series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I've never read a book that was so gruesome or so hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud and wanting to cry an equal amount throughout. I expect this next book will be just as good, if not better! 

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is a book I've been wanting to read for a very long time -- I've been told it's the sort of classic that is easy to get into a fun to read (something I haven't experienced with many other classic books). Plus, I've been dying to watch the movies but refuse to until after I've read the book!

3. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
Honestly, I know almost nothing about this book except for the fact that the cover is gorgeous. Gor-ge-ous. I plan to buddy read it with my friend Olivia and I really hope the inside is as amazing as the outside!

4. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I enjoyed the first book in this series so much! The unique format and the interesting characters won me over completely. I am a little nervous to read this one since I've been told it follows different characters -- I'm generally not a fan of this. But hopefully this one will win me over just as the first one did! 

5. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Honestly, I'm a little ashamed to admit I haven't read this yet, especially as a self-confessed lover of all of SJM's books. Originally, I was so disappointed this book followed Chaol that I just had no interest in it. Chaol is my least favorite character in the series and I still can't bring myself to pick it up. But this summer I will!

6. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson always writes the best summery reads and I can't wait to dive into her newest release! I haven't yet bought it but it sounds like the perfect book to bring to the beach or to pick up while lounging by the pool!

7. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Another sequel! I'm very much looking forward to getting into this one -- the first book ended with so many unanswered questions. All I want to do is learn more about these characters and explore this world further! 

8. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This is another book I've wanted to read for a long time but just haven't gotten around to. I love the cover and the sound of the premise and I'm hoping that this summer will finally be the time that I pick it up!

These are all the books on my summer reading list so far! I'm excited about the variety and the buddy reads I plan to particiate in. But I definitely need more books on this list! What are some others I should include? What books have you fallen in love with lately? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I enjoyed reading Gemina and being "back in the series". I'm curious what you'll think!

  2. Congrats on graduating from college! That is so awesome and exciting. I hope you enjoy your free time and the weight of course loads being off your shoulders.:D

  3. I read UnFu*cK Yourself. I was having a bit of a confidence crisis and it really helped. I am sorry if that was to racy for the blog. It really was a great book and I feel ashamed writing it.


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