I have been trying to compose a summer reading list for myself for the past two weeks. Foolishly, I started writing titles down that I wanted to read and soon found out that I basically want to read my entire library collection. So, I spent the next few days prioritizing my list and narrowed it down to less than 50 titles or so. I thought I would be fun to post my top 10 books on my summer reading list as an incentive to actually work on this list rather than get distracted by other new, hot off the press, shiny books. Here is my list in no particular order.
The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin- I really like the premise of this book. Some call it a mystery/thriller while others think magical realism. I have been avoiding reviews and wanting to know a whole lot of this book because I want to be surprised when I read it.
I had the hardest time with creating this portion of my list! I'm going to cheat a little and list a couple of series as one title.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater- I'm probably one of the last people on Earth who has yet to read this series, but it is on my reading resolution of this year. Now that the last and final book, The Raven King, is out I thought this is the best time to do a binge read.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick- This is my teen book club pick for the month of July. It deals with mental health issues and it is most likely not going to be an easy read, but an important one.
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry- I have read nothing but rave reviews of this book. I know very little of the book, except that it is historical fiction and it is set in France.
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan- The Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan was a great and eye opening read about the human rights of albinos in Tanzania. Now Sullivan turns her eyes to child labor in the cocoa plantation in the Ivory Coast.
Booked by Kwame Alexander- I loved the Crossover by Kwame Alexander which is a fantastic blend of sports, family, and poetry.
No. 6 by Atsuko Asano - This is my first foray into a dystopian manga. I hope to watch the anime after reading the manga.
The Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash- This is a graphic, coming of age memoir that received great reviews. It was also on my reading list for last year, but I ran out of time.
This is just a small peek into my reading list. Have you read any of these titles? If so, what did you think of them? What is on your summer reading list? Let know in the comments below.