It’s that time of year again, when I start collecting up all the scraps of paper and virtual post-its that I have amassed with the names of books that I want to read over the summer. This year I have a pretty diverse collection of old and new publications, some childhood books to revisit, some classic stories that I’ve never delved into before. I’m pretty excited to get started.
For my own sake, and perhaps yours too, I’ve divided them all into two categories: new and other books. New just refers to something that has been published in the last 5-ish years, and other is, as you might have guessed, anything other than that. I’m trying to read more YA novels, as I find them fun and quick reads, but there will be some variation other than that, too.
Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch
Scarlet and the Keepers of Light – Brandon Charles West
None of the Above – IW Gregorio
Recipe for Magic – Agatha Bird
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Fifteen Dogs – Andre Alexis
Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas
Gates of Thread and Stone – Lori M Lee
Plenilune – Jennifer Freitag
The Dark Wife – Sarah Diemer
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale – Holly Black
Enchanted, Inc. – Shanna Swendson
The Dragon’s Egg – Alison Baird
Water – Kara Dally
Conrad’s Fate – Diana Wynne Jones
The Magicians of Caprona – Diana Wynne Jones
Mixed Magics – Diana Wynne Jones
The Pinhoe Egg – Diana Wynne Jones
Hexwood – Diana Wynne Jones
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Which Witch? – Eva Ibbotson
In the Night Garden – Catherynne M Valente
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Julie of the Wolves – Jean George
Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett
Piratica – Tanith Lee
The Star of Kazan – Eva Ibbotson
The Underpainter – Jane Urquhart
Born With A Tooth – Joseph Boyden
So there we have my list! In no particular order, I want to get through these 32 novels this summer, or at least this year. As I am a fast reader I am certain I can do it, but getting my hands on some of them may take some time. If you’ve got copies of any and want to share, let me know!
Additionally, I am always interested in adding more books to the list. If you have recommendations (or maybe a book of your own you think I should check out and review) then leave me a comment and let me know!
What’s your summer reading list look like? Anything you’re particularly excited for?