Books I Want To Read – Summer 2019

I am someone who likes to follow a basic outline. I don’t force myself to stick to it, but I do better when there’s a challenge or plan in place. Thus, a summer reading list. The first time I did this I SLAYED.  Last year I didn’t do quite as well. We’ll see how summer 2019 goes…

Erin’s 10.0 Book Challenge ends today & I didn’t get through all my books, but I’m happy with the progress I made. Like I said, with that challenge over I’m needing a new list to follow. Some of these have been on my tbr list for years and some are newbies.

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend)
I really loved the first book in the series and I’m excited to see what happens next for Morrigan in Nevermoor. (This is a middle grade book but still SO good and engrossing.)

The Other Lady Vanishes (Amanda Quick)
Again, I enjoyed the first one and I thought it’d be fun to continue the series. Plus, I already have the third one on my Kindle.

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood (Karina Longworth)
I’ve gushed about the podcast You Must Remember This multiple times on my blog. (Lindsay originally introduced me to it.) This is a book by the host which focuses even more on the (nonfiction) people and events in old Hollywood.

Archenemies (Marissa Meyer)
I’m not in love with this series, but I’m a fan of Marissa Meyer so I’m willing to dive into book 2. Plus, I already own it so I might as well read it.

Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
This book has been on my tbr list since its release. Hoping to get to it.

The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah) OR Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
There’s a chance I’ll read both, but I don’t read a lot from this genre so I don’t want to commit to both books and then burn myself out. We’ll see which grabs my interest first and/or which I can get from the library fastest. Ha.

The Matrimonial Advertisement (Mimi Matthews)
This author write super clean historical romance. I have this one on my Kindle already so it seems like a quick, easy, and entertaining read for the summer.

One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake)
Again, I started this series and never continued. I really enjoyed the first book so I’m hoping to continue the story asap. I might have to reread the first book. I kind of forget the story.

A Court of Thorns And Roses (Sarah J. Maas)
Third times a charm, right? I own this book so there’s nothing stopping me (except me).

Right now I’m in the middle of The Lost World. Also, I’m working my way through the Saga graphic novels. I have the first three books on my list out from the library. Unfortunately, my library is closing on May 6 (until June) for renovations so I’m not sure if I’ll still be able to reserve books.

I’m late to the game with some of these books. I know a few of them are in a series and I might get sucked into the series and abandon my list completely. These are just literary risks I’m going to have to take… 😉