Bookworm’s Summer Reads – #SummerBloggerChallenege

Blogging, Book Reviews

I’ve already covered my summer reading list in an earlier post, but that doesn’t mean I won’t talk more about summer reading! Instead, I’m going to talk about books that I’ve recently found and want to read, but I won’t be able to read this summer! (poop) I guess I’ll have to settle for asking for them for Christmas! 
Landline – Rainbow Rowell
This was a book suggested for the Noveltea Book Club, though it didn’t win the race for August’s book I still want to read it! I’ve actually never read anything yet by Rainbow Rowell, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about the books!
The Strange and beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton
The reason I picked this book was: 1) Kristin from My Life as a Teacup was reading it 2) The cover design! You can’t deny it has a beautiful cover, man oh man! As a designer, I’m always attracted to books with interesting and standout covers. 
The Last Girlfriend on Earth – Simon Rich
I saw this book at a local nicknack store that has quite a hefty book and greeting card section. The title caught my eye and I picked it up, only to find that it’s a little collection of short stories! I have told myself to read more short stories after getting into David Sedaris, so here it is! I will start reading more short stories! 
Divine Misfortune – A. Lee Martinez
Another book found at the local shop! I loved the cover design so I read the inside flap and it sounded pretty interesting! I’ve always found religion interesting, so a book about some kids that find a God to worship online seems like a great read to me!
The Town that Forgot how to Breathe – Kenneth J. Harvey
Here’s another book I found at that same store. It was under the section “Books you’ll love if you’re a psychopath” so clearly I had to add it to my list. On that section were several Palahniuk books I’ve read, and The Monsters of Templeton, which I also read. So clearly books in that section are totally for me. (Is that concerning??)
Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
Another book courtesy of Kristin! She even posted a video review about this one, which is the main reason I put it on my list! I’ve been trying to read more in YA genre, and this sounded really interesting! 
The Name of the Star – Maureen Johnson
Another blogger, Lix from A Classic Notion, suggested this one to me, along with a few more, to get me interested in YA books. It’s part horror, part mystery, and part historic and it seemed right up my alley. 
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
A book that I saw while surfing around on Barnes & Noble’s website trying to find a book for my mom. I wrote down the name and almost forgot about it, until I posted the picture to instagram and a bunch of people told me to read it! Well, if strangers tell me it’s good, I’ve got to give it a read!
Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King
A list of to-read books for me wouldn’t really be complete without some Stephen King. I love his books and this one seems like a murder mystery, which to me seems unlike his other sci-fi/paranormal books. I clearly have to give this one a read and see how it goes! I’m really pumped about it!
What’s on your reading list? I’d love to hear!! 

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • You've got some awesome recommendations here yourself! I will be sure to let you know about Landline (and I think you'll enjoy Fangirl next month!) and should have a review of Ava Lavender soon <3 The Rosie Project was also a good one!

  • Kay

    So many of these sound good! Must add some to my reading list!

  • Awesome! 😀 I can't wait! I think Fangirl will be great! 🙂

  • Keep that reading list growing!!! 🙂

  • Omg the cover of the 5th cover is a little scary! 😀

  • I'm definitely adding The Town That Forgot How to Breathe to my to-read list. "Books you'll love if you're a psychopath" sounds like my kind of section (Palahniuk?!) even though I felt really weird typing that out…

  • Since You've Been Gone is really good! I'm a Morgan Matson fan, and this novel is a great story of friendship and growing up 🙂 I also want to read The Rosie Project (which I own on Kindle)!

  • A bunch of these sounds right up my alley! Searching for them on Goodreads right now!

  • Aw yeah! I hope you like them!! 🙂

  • I'm glad that it has good reviews, that makes me excited to get my hands on it!

  • I almost laughed out loud when I stumbled upon the section in the store, since I had read almost every book they had on it!! They were all great books though! Palahniuk has some crazy books, like Haunted! (Which was on the shelf haha!)

  • hahah! It's supposed to be a creepy book! Horror is a genre that I love to read actually hahah!