1.”Saint Anything” by Sarah Dessen: When I think of summer beach reading I automatically think of Sarah Dessen. Her books are perfect for reading at the beach. I just can’t wait to open this book up at the beach and revel in Dessen’s latest love story.
2. “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han: I really enjoyed “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. This summer will be the perfect time to catch up with Lara Jean and her relationship with Peter.
3. “Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella: I’m pretty sure that I’ve shared before that I love Sophie Kinsella’s books. So the fact that she’s written her first YA book is pretty exciting. Even though the main character is younger than most of the YA books I like to read, I love Kinsella and I know it’s going to be good.
4. “The Summer of Chasing Mermaids” by Sarah Ockler: So far I’ve read two of Ockler’s books and I’ve enjoyed them both. I especially loved The Book of Broken Hearts. So since I’ve loved both of her books I am looking forward to her latest novel. Plus, this book is set during the summer, so how much more perfect can you get than that for a summer read?
5. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee: I know I’m not the only one looking forward to Harper Lee’s sophomore debut. Like countless other readers, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of my all time favorite books. I don’t want to put any unfair expectations on her but I am highly looking forward to this book and finding out how things turned out for Scout, Atticus and
6. “The Wrath & The Dawn” by Renee Andieh: With the exception of one friend, everyone I know has loved this re-imagining of “One Thousand and One Nights and The Arabian Nights,” so I’m looking forward to giving it a try myself.
7. “The Game of Love and Death” by Martha Brockenbrough: I’ve read several reviews that called the book luscious and beautifully written. Plus, it’s magical realism with an interracial couple at its core and a historical setting (the 1920s and ’30s). I’m in!
8. “The Girl at Midnight” by Melissa Grey: Although I’ve gotten the title confused with that other IT book, “Girl on the Train,” this “Girl” is decidedly different. I’m pretty much sucked in with the idea that Echo, the protagonist, lives in a book hoard at the New York Public Library.
9. “Extraordinary Means” by Robyn Schneider: I’m a big fan of Schneider’s debut novel (I still think of it as “Severed Heads, Broken Hearts,” but it got changed to “The Beginning of Everything”), so even though reviews are kind of mixed, I’m eager to see how a relationship between two sick teens waiting for a miracle drug trial pans out… and no, I will not compare it to TFIOS.
10. “Daughter of Deep Silence” by Carrie Ryan: Revenge stories are pretty compelling, and Ryan’s story sounds deliciously addictive — stolen identity, forbidden love, and of course, that insatiable need to right a wrong (with another wrong, of course).