Hi guys! Today’s post is going to be my SUMMER TBR! (TBR = to be read, aka a list of books I want to read soon.) I thought it would be fun to start posting seasonal TBR lists as a way to get excited about all the books I want to read over the coming months. And with the sun shining outside my window and a massive longing to ditch work and head to a beach somewhere, it’s safe to say summer is upon us!
So, without further ado, let’s jump into the TBR…
I’m going to start with my fiction picks and then jump into the nonfiction. This is a 60/40 split which I feel is pretty spot-on with where my reading preferences currently lie. I also incorporated lots of different genres so there would be a little something of everything I personally enjoy reading!
Contemporary Fiction –
Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge
Nothing says summer like a story set on a deserted island.
Science Fiction –
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
This is an older title that I’d love to get to this year.
Dark/Hard-Hitting Contemporary Fiction –
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Ordered this one from Books and Crannies!
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
I love reading Horror in the summer — it’s a throwback to my youth when V.C. Andrews and the I Know What You Did Last Summer books reigned supreme.
Young Adult Romance –
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
A little fluff in the summer never hurt anybody.
Historical Fiction –
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
I loved this author’s book Alice I Have Been so when I spotted another of her titles at a thrift store I had to pick it up.
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
I love reading memoir no matter the season and this one has been getting so much buzz.
Political Nonfiction –
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
This book was recently recommended to me and looks extremely powerful.
Mountaineering Nonfiction –
Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar
Honestly my favorite nonfiction genre…so I had to include something from this category!
Historical Nonfiction –
A Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport
…and rounding out my list with a dose of the British monarchy. Perfection!
Over to you! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? And I’d love for you to share some of the books you plan on reading this summer in the comments below!