Yep, you guessed it. Another book list, my bookworms.
During my time at my local bookstore (I’m just as shocked as you that they still exist, but very glad they do) I’ve seen several different books for the those lounge around Summer reads. So, with a mixture of picks from myself, friends and my regular customers, I’ve made a list. Some of these are currently popular while others are just timeless. From YA to Fiction to Romance and more, I present a list.
The Stieg Larsson Trilogy aka The Millennium Series
Author: Stieg Larsson
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- The Girl Who Played With Fire
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
And I know this breaks the trilogy rule…
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web
And apparently, there will two more on the way, one of which is coming out this year according to TIME. Keep an eye out!
Author: Stephen King
It’s become more popular in the last year or so and with the remake of the movie coming out this year, people are grabbing their copies fast. Me? I don’t do clowns. No, thank you.
Fifty Shades Trilogy
Author: E.L. James
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- Fifty Shades Darker
- Fifty Shades Freed
Not going to lie. I read the series in college. I can’t say I enjoy the movies completely though. My feelings about this series are complicated.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy or as I call it, The Lara Jean Trilogy
Author: Jenny Han
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- S. I Still Love You
- Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Always and Forever, Lara Jean just came out this month. This trilogy is so lighthearted and really delves into the teenage heart with first loves and the difficulties of high school. I also recommend The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by her.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Author: Lois Duncan
If you don’t recall, this was adapted to film in 1997 starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. This is definitely for those who like suspense and horror.
Percy Jackson Series
Author: Rick Riordan
- The Lightning Thief
- The Sea of Monsters
- The Titan’s Curse
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- The Last Olympian
An adventure following two kids of Greek Gods and a satyr out to save the world from the rise of Kronos. It’s lot of fun even for us older kids. And I can’t wait to read the Apollo Trials.
Confessions: The Murder of an Angel
Author: James Patterson
A part of the Confessions series.
Author: Nora Roberts
- Stars of Fortune
- Bay of Sighs
- Island of Glass
Mermaids. Magic. Stars. Who doesn’t love mermaids? Follow the journey of six guardians who search for stars and so much more.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Just been re-released since it’s become a series on Hulu.
The Princess Diarist
Author: Carrie Fisher
The late princess of Star Wars herself drops secrets and recounts her time during the famous Sci-Fi trilogy.
The Raina Telgemeier Set
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Beautiful graphic novels that handle tough yet typical situations that middle -schoolers can understand and in some cases relate to.
Author: George Orwell
Dystopian novel about the nightmarish & negative future. This book has been sold off the shelves and even leaped to the top of the Amazon bestseller’s list in this past year. *cough* I wonder why…*cough*
Author Amanda Hocking
Looking to go to go to the travelling carnival? You don’t even need to leave your couch or cozy blanket now.
Author: Natasha Preston
The Wattpad author skyrocketed with The Cellar. A group of teens go to a cabin to party, but it end up in horror when two of them turn up dead.
The Hunger Games trilogy
Author: Suzanne Collins
- The Hunger Games
- Catching Fire
The Girl on Fire, Katniss Everdeen, fights for her sister and ends up fighting for the freedom of everyone.
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
It will be released next month. Others of hers that are out are: Here’s to Us, The Rumor, and Beautiful Day.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
- Dragonfly in Amber
- Drums of Autumn
- The Fiery Cross
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes
- An Echo in the Bone
- Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone will be the ninth book in the series and will be released later this year, but for now, get lost in this historical, time-twisting romance if you haven’t already.
Into The Water
Author: Paula Hawkins
The same author who brought you The Girl on the Train. Follow yet another story full of twists and turns.
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Tiny town, Cypress Key becomes the epicenter of drama and possibly true love for Greer Hennessy?
Midnight, Texas Trilogy
Author: Charlaine Harris
- Midnight Crossroad
- Day Shift
- Night Shift
Jump back into Harris’s world of the supernatural in the small town of Midnight where nothing is what it seems if you stick around instead of pass right on through. If you loved Sookie Stackhouse then definitely have a read.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Oblivion– Which is a spin-off novel of Obsidian
For those who love romance and Sci-Fi and the occasional pop cultural reference.
Throne of Glass Series
Author: Sarah J. Maas
- Throne of Glass
- Crown of Midnight
- Heir of Fire
- Queen of Shadows
- Empire of Storms
- Tower of Dawn
Number seven will be released sometime in 2018. Follow Celaena Sardothien as she fights to be the royal assassin to Prince Dorian and discover that this kingdom to which she serves champion has many deadly secrets.
Blood and Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
A YA novel about a young female werewolf who moves to Maryland after tragedy and falls in love with a regular boy or as her family like to call him, a meat boy.
A Dirty Job & Secondhand Souls
Published: 2006 & 2015
Author: Christopher Moore
A fun and hilarious story about the father of a seven year old girl who has two hellhounds and is known as the Big Death. San Francisco has its hands full with this one.
And there you have it. Have a Summer read that’s not on the list? Share and I’ll put it on mine!
More to come soon…
P.S. Today’s song? Boys of Summer by The Ataris.