10 Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Summer

I make these lists every single season, because I love making lists, and I really do have good intentions. But I know myself, and if I’m lucky I will read maybe three of these. I started my spring list pretty strong, but only made it through TWO. It’s sad. But other things grab my attention and I can’t help it. Okay, anyway, here is my best guess for what I might end up reading this season. Beach season and GO.

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – Because how could I not love this?

I’m Special by Ryan O’Connell – Ryan O’Connell was my favorite ~*Internet Person*~ before I knew there was such a thing, all the way back in 2010 and now he wrote a book that I absolutely need to read.

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott – I’ve done nothing but gush over Megan Abbott lately, I know. But I can’t help it and this is next on my list.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman – This is sitting on my shelf and calling my name.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams – I hadn’t heard of thing before, but I saw it in the Target Book Club section and had to have it? I don’t know how that happens, but it does.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – This has blurbs by YES, OKAY, Megan Abbott but also Miranda Beverly Whittemore! Must. Read.

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows – The co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, yes.

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – How many lists will I put this on before I read it?

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain – I just loved The Paris Wife so much I can’t WAIT FOR THIS.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – This will take me through summer and into September and I am excited for it.


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  1. I definitely need to get my hands on a copy of Modern Romance. Aziz Ansari is everything!! Awesome list- there’s such a variety of books!

  2. I also want to read Circling the Sun and Fates and Furies! And I’d love to listen to Modern Romance on audio because I know Aziz will be hilarious. (But like you, I’m terrible at actually planning my reading!)

  3. Circling the Sun and Fates & Furies are on my list as well! I’m esp excited for F&F! Sadly, I just gave up on The Truth According to Us just shy of 70%…I was just waiting and waiting for something to happen. But, if I hear some good things, then I’m open to going back to it…

    And – Violet Grant was great last summer! I’m getting ready to start her new one, Tiny Little Thing.

  4. I preordered Modern Romance, and The Truth According to Us looks fantastic too. Luckiest Girl Alive is one I didn’t want to put down. Happy Summer reading!

  5. So many great books! I pretty much want to read them all, but especially Fates and Furies and Circling the Sun. It sounds like I should also give Megan Abbott a try!