Weather is weird – two weeks ago it was snowing and now it’s hotter than hell! I think our backyard was almost 100 degrees over the last two days. I thought I had time to get my pool ready but MAN I wish I had it ready now!!! There’s nothing better than lounging by the pool or relaxing by the bon fire with a good book. Since this whole Covid thing isn’t allowing us to do much of anything else, that’s what I plan to do pretty much the whole summer lol. So we are here today to talk about summer reads! Normally I would be coming to you with some recommendations BUT today I’m going to talk about the 5 books that I want to lose myself in this summer 🙂
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MY CALAMITY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
I’ve got this one preordered and I couldn’t be more excited! Their books have that historical feel but with a weird magical twist and sprinkled with lot of humour – and I’ve needed this in my life for the longest time! I don’t even know what the synopsis promises….. it was an automatic purchase!
TRUEL1F3 by Jay Kristoff
I’m pretty sure that this book is going to break my heart and soul – but I’m here for it! I need me some more Lemon Fresh! I have a feeling that she’s going to shine in this one. The second book left things in a bit of a messed up spot and I have guesses as to the direction……. I know i’ll be wrong….. Jay Kristoff has a way of catching me off guard!
CITY OF STAIRS by Robert Jackson Bennett
Any time this series is mentioned, it prompts a series of strong fangirl/boy screams. You all know that I have a deep love for Foundryside (and Shorefall it turning out just as amazing!) and I have vowed to read literally everything this man has written. I picked up the entire trilogy and I hope to marathon the whole thing this summer!
THE EMPIRE OF GOLD by S.A. Chakraborty
This is hands down one of my favourite series of all time!!!! I need to know how this ends! There’s something about her writing that I am so obsessed with! She has such a way to pull in your attention within the first few pages and not let go. I get so absorbed in the characters, the plot, the world, the magic, that I forget that I have adult responsibilities. See? Perfect for summer lol
RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW by Becky Chambers
This book has made its way on more TBR’s yet I still haven’t read it. Summer is the perfect time to knock this one out! Space, great characters, space…… just the escape I need! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the second book in the series but i’ve heard such good things about this one!
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Read With Amie ——— Beware Of The Reader ——— Shades Of Paper
Reading Buffs ——— CJR The Brit ——— Rae’s Reads and Reviews
Book Beach Bunny
I’m a little shocked that I didn’t put a romance on this list! There’s always a romance or two in the summer time. I still plan on reading a few (hopefully) but I must really be in the mood for fantasy!
As always, I will do my best to keep the list updated. If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t posted in a week…. that was NOT INTENTIONAL! My life is so freaking busy right now. I need an assistant, a clone, and a day off lol!!
What books do you think are perfect for summer? Do you have any big reading plans? I would love to know!
Until next time, happy reading!