This year, I’ve tried to scale back the amount of books on the list a bit more than usual – I have a bad habit of being overly optimistic, and thinking I can read 20 book over the course of the summer, haha. This year, I picked out 7 books that cover a wide range of genres – romance, history, fantasy, contemporary, mystery, etc. There’s only one book I’ve read before, and the rest are ones that I’ve been meaning to read for the past year or so but haven’t gotten around to. Here’s this year’s list…
Mandy’s Summer 2015 Reading List
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – This is the book that I’ve read before, several times in fact. There’s just something about this story that is so incredibly haunting to me, and i absolutely love curling up with it in the summer and getting entirely creeped out.
- Love In The Time Of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block – I’m so excited to dive into this book! Francesca is my favorite author of all time – the way she interweaves fantasy and reality and romance together is pure magic. She’s my spirit animal.
- Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – I have to be honest, I totally judged a book by it’s cover when I bought this one. Can you blame me? That cover is so intriguing, and the summary sound incredibly interesting as well.
- Paper Towns by John Green – Another favorite author here, I’m determined to read this book before the movie comes out (I’m a bit of a book snob and usually prefer the story on paper than on screen *coughTwilightcough*).
- Damned by Chuck Palahniuk – Again, another favorite author! I’m on a roll! 😉 This is one I’ve really been looking forward to but kept putting it off. I love Chuck Palahniuk’s writing style and this story just sounds like too much fun, plus I’m really interested in his interpretation of Hell.
- The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman – I’ve yet to read a Neil Gaiman book, but I loved the movie Stardust (based off his novel of the same name) so much that I’m sure I’m going to like this book as well. I’ve also heard amazing things about his stories, so I can’t wait to start reading.
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – My dad surprised me with this book a few weeks ago, and I knew it had to go on my summer reading list. I know nothing about the story or it’s author, but I’m already a handful of chapters in and I’m really enjoying it!
And that’s it for this year’s reading list! I’d like to invite everyone to read one or all of the books on this list if you’d like. You can catch up with me over on Instagram, I’ll keep it updated on which book I’m on and any thoughts along the way.
Do you participate in a reading list for the summer? What book(s) are you currently reading?