There are quite a few books I’m hoping to get to this summer. I tried to aim for books that I thought I might especially enjoy reading outside, because I’m going to try to do that more this year.
- The Fireman by Joe Hill – I’ve liked every Joe Hill novel I’ve read, so I’m really looking forward to this.
- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – I saw this recently on a Book Riot article about fat girls in romance, which is super rare in historical romance so it’s already waiting for me on my Kindle.
- Awakening by Rebel Miller – Sci-fi romance!
- Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward – I’ve had this on my Kindle for a long time, and I’ve heard that it’s been optioned for a movie. It’d be nice to be ahead of the curve on that.
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari – Blame Bill Gates, his whole list of summer reading recs sounds awesome and this is on there –
- Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart – I feel like I’ve seen this book EVERYWHERE. It better be good damn it.
- The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan – I think this is a novel about the lives of people who are affected when a small bomb goes off, “only” killing a few people. Very intrigued.
- Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates – I’m surprised my library had this, honestly, and I’ve had it on my wishlist for AGES. If you don’t check out the #everydaysexism hashtag on Twitter, you really should.
- An African in Greenland by Tete-Michel Kpomassie – Travel memoirs are a summer thing, right? Got this in the last Book Riot Quarterly box, so seems a good time to give it a whirl.
- I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself by Jen Kirkman – I like Jen Kirkman. That is all.
- The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman – The next Social Justice Book Club pick! I’m sure it will be good.
- The Hike by Drew Magary – I really liked the author’s last novel, The Postmortal, and I’ve been waiting a couple years for something new from him so I’m pretty psyched about this new release.
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba – Been in my TBR pile for ages now, and it’s about wind-powered electricity, so I bet reading outside will do the trick.
- COMICS – I want to take a big stack of comics like Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, and Birthright out to the park to read in the grass. And maybe Fables too.
What books are you excited to read this summer?