5 Books I Want to Read this Summer

So if anyone doesn’t remember at the start of Spring I made a list of the top 5 books I wanted to read that season, and I enjoyed it so much that I’m going to continue doing it! It really holds me accountable and keeps me excited about the books I really want to read. As always these won’t be the only books I’ll read this summer, just the ones I want to make a priority!


  1. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
    • I just finished reading the first book in the Mistborn Trilogy and it was absolutely amazing! So excited to continue on with this series. I love Vin and Elend so much, and I can’t wait to see where book two takes them.
  2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    • I’m trying to read more classics this year, and it’s honestly a shame I haven’t read this one yet. I read The Handmaid’s Tale back in April and this book has been staring me down, waiting to be read ever since then.
  3. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
    • It’s not summer if you don’t read at least a few YA contemporaries, and the cover for this book just screams summer. It has ice cream and lots of dogs. I’m so excited for this book, Morgan Matson is not only a great author but an awesome person in general. I’ve only read Since You’ve Been Gone by her but it made me so nostalgic for the summers I had growing up, and I think some characters from Since You’ve Been Gone show up this book???
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    • I bought this book last summer and I can’t believe I’ve yet to read it. I don’t know much about it besides that it’s inspired by Ancient Rome and everyone seems to love it. Here’s to hoping I love it too!
  5. The Book of Speculation by Erika Sawyer
    • The only thing I know about this book is that it’s about a librarian that finds an old book that belongs to his family and maybe mermaids are involved??? I don’t know but this sounds fascinating and it’s always fun going into books without knowing much!


**I also want to make an honorable mention for this. It has more do with with an author I want to read more of this summer, than a specific book, which is why I didn’t include it in the top five. But I want to read Jane Austen this summer. I haven’t read any of her books, and I’m honestly embarrassed by this (especially since I own most of them) So that’s definitely getting fixed soon!


2 thoughts on “5 Books I Want to Read this Summer

  1. I read The Unexpected Everything last summer, it’s a really great summer contemporary AND THERE’S SO MANY DOGS! I’d definitely check out her other books too, they’re all so perfect for this season.

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