I go in spurts when it comes to reading; sometimes I read multiple books back to back, and sometimes I get into a bit of a reading void where I just don’t think about reading and take a few months off. This summer, however, I’m planning to relax and get a lot of reading in. And with so many great books out, how can you resist?
Here’s my 2015 summer reading list:
1. The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Paperback)
If you haven’t read the Department Q novels, and you enjoy a good mystery, I would highly encourage it this summer. I’m four books into this series, and the sixth book comes out at the end of the summer, so I plan to get the Marco Effect (book #5 in the series) in soon.
2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I don’t generally love war novels, but one look at the reviews for this book, and I knew I had to add it to this summer’s reading list!
3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Anytime they turn a book into a movie, I pretty much assume it has to be good. I’ve been wrong before, but it also doesn’t hurt that this book made the New York Times bestseller list as well, so it’s definitely on my list.
4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Another WWII novel on my summer list with great reviews! Maybe I do like war novels after all ;)
5. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
I’m a little behind on reading this book, but it’s been on my list for a while, so I plan to check it off the list this summer.
6. The Mime Order (The Bone Season) by Samantha Shannon
It’s been a couple years since I read the first book in this series, The Bone Season, and while I almost forgot about the sequel in this fantasy series, I’m excited to catch up on this cast of characters this summer.
This one seems like a bit of a guilty pleasure, but I couldn’t help but add it to this summer’s reading list! It comes out next week.
8. Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll
I loved Gone Girl, and this book is supposed to be just as addictive, so I just can’t resist!
9. A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
Every once in a while, I need to put a serious memoir on my reading list, and this summer it’s A House in the Sky.
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Another Gone Girl-like chiller, this book rounds out my summer reading list.
What are you reading this summer?