If you’re new to my blog, hi. I’m Mandy, and I’m a bookworm. While most people love to celebrate summer by going on exotic trips or partying it up on the beach, I’d much rather curl up in the shade with a good book and some iced tea. With the season officially in full swing, it’s time for me to share my yearly summer reading list! I love putting these lists together each year, and this year’s is no exception.
There’s just something about summer that makes me want to dive into a good murder mystery. That’s why every year I love reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This book is so creepy, and even though I know the ending it’s still a blast to read. Another scary book I’ve added to my list is IT by Stephen King. I’ve been a fan of the old made-for-tv movie from the 80s since I was little, and am incredibly excited to see the remake this September. After the advice of my dad and other King enthusiasts, I’ve decided to finally give the book a read. It’s a massive novel though, and I’m hoping I can get through it before the summer ends. Another book that gives me major summer feels is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because the first time I read it was during the summer of my freshman year. Whatever the case may be, I love this book so much and it’s definitely my favorite literary classic.
The last two books on my list are definitely more recent than the first three. Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors, and Invisible Monsters is my favorite book that he’s written. It’s such an interesting story with so many twists and turns, and the ending is absolutely crazy. Just describing it makes me excited to read it again. The last book on my summer reading list is a new book by Gina Sorell called Mothers and Other Strangers*. I literally know nothing about the plot, but just one line from the book had me instantly intrigued – “My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted.” Sounds interesting!
Have you read any good books this summer?