Ice Cream, frozen coffee, sweet tea, beach days, warm afternoon, lazy days, book releases! SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE Y’ALL!
So in celebration of the arrival of summer I want to share with y’all my summer reading list! So my school FINALLY ended last week! So now I am coming up with things to fill the many hours of summer. For awhile now I have been creating a mental list of books that I want to tackle this summer since I will have so much more time to read! So I’m really excited to share this list with y’all and I hope that y’all might get some inspiration from it too!!
1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
So this series I have been meaning to read FOREVER but have never gotten around to it. This summer, however, I want to just go for it and read it! I absolutely LOVE the movies, and I have heard that they are pretty close to the books. I’m really excited about this series!
2. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (unabridged)
Now this book intimidates me because IT IS SO BIG but I really want to read it anyways, partially just to say I’ve read it (is that bad haha). So I watched the musical awhile back and FELL IN LOVE WITH IT OH MY GOSH IT IS AN AMAZING MOVIE!! Now, I don’t know if it is anything like the book, but either way I have heard really good things about the book and so I want to try and tackle it. I know it’s really ambitious, but I want to read the unabridged version which I know is HUGE but if I’m going to read it I might as well go BIG right?! So I am really excited about this challenge that will test my reading ability!
3. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
THIS BOOK THOUGH!!!!!!!!!! ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL OH MY GOSH I AM LITTERALLY BURSTING FROM EXCITEMENT OVER THIS BOOK!!!!! So the only thing stopping me from reading this book is that it is not yet released, otherwise I would have devoured it ages ago. It is coming out on May 29, which is in just a few days, so YAY! I have pre-ordered my copy already so as soon as it gets to me I’m just going to like lock myself in my room and read it! Haha I wish I could lock myself in my room but apparently you have to do things like “eat”and “sleep”and “live?!” I know, I don’t get it either, life gets in the way of good books too much! Anyway, I am beyond excited for this book! Why I am SO excited for this book is because I read the first one called Caraval and it just swept me off my feet it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and MAGICAL, so I have some high expectations for this new book! If you would like to see me rant more about Caraval you can check out my review of it here!
4. Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
So this book I am also SUPER PUMPED FOR!!!! It is coming out July 3 and I think it is going to be AMAZING!! If you read my review on the Cadence of Grace series, which is also by Joanne Bischof, then you know that I am a HUGE fan of her books! So naturally, I am very eager to get my hands on this new book!
5. The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson
So this book I’m not quite as hyped about but still want to read! So I do really like Melanie Dickerson and this is her new book that is coming out June 26, so I am excited to read that one!
6. Turtles all the way down by John Green
This book I want to read because a friend of mine strongly suggested it, so I think it will be a good read! I read The Fault in Our Stars by him as well and fairly enjoyed it. I think this one will be enjoyable as well.
7. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
So this book I want to read this summer because I read the Divergent series and LOVED THEM!! Since I loved Divergent I want to try this new series that she has created! So this summer I want to start that series. Excited about those as well!
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
So this book I actually have read and own, but I haven’t read it in a long time and with the release of the new BBC series about it, it has spurred me to re-read it along with the other two books Little Men and Jo’s Boys! I just love the story of Little Women, it is such a timeless classic. I really can’t wait to re-read it!
9. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
This book is being released June 7 and I am REALLY excited for it!!! It is actually by a blogger I follow! I really enjoy her blog content, so I think this book will be amazing! The synopsis sounds great and the cover is SO beautiful! Can’t wait for this book!!!
10. Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
So I was just going to do 9 books but I just couldn’t leave it at an uneven number like that it just messed me up, so here is a tenth! So this series I actually have read and own most of them, but after like the 5th book I kinda got bored and stopped reading them. There are still like two of them I have not read! I’ve been putting it off for the LONGEST TIME and so this summer I will legitimately try and push through, and finish them! They are actually very good books but I just lost interest in them for some reason. But I want to finish them because they are pretty cool and fun, and of course I need to know what happens!
So there you have it folks, my summer reading list! Now of course those are not the ONLY books I’m going to read this summer, but those books are like my top priority books that I am most excited for!
What books do you want to read this summer? Have you read or are now planning to read any of these books? Is there any book in this list that you would like me to do a review of after I read it? Let me know in the comments below!! I LOVE hearing from you! Thanks for reading friends!