Summer “To Read” List

Like everyone, my summer goal is to read, read, and read! The school semester normally takes all of my free time and reading is always the first activity I put to the side when I get busy (…sadly). At first, to be honest, I hated reading. After taking university classes, I learned how to slowly foster a better relationship with reading. Here are my goals:

1. Read a fiction novel! I read too many non-fiction books and never gravitate towards fiction for some reason.
2. Read about a topic or specific subject that interests you.
3. Read books that have movie or TV show adaptations! I watch so much TV and movies that I probably can come up with a big list of these kinds of books.

From the help of a lot of blog posts, Pinterest, and Goodreads, here is my list!

Summer (1)

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

A book about a group of besties who are now older and it has a lot of lies and letters withholding their inner secrets throughout the years.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve come to terms that love has twists and turns and that it will not be perfect every second. Even though I am nowhere near married, I feel like this will give great advice for when the time comes.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

My friend Farah and I saw the trailer for the movie and we both said we would read the book before watching the movie together. Of course, she beat me! I need to hurry up before the movie stops showing in theaters.

Swear on This Life: A Novel by Renée Carlino

To meet my hopeless romantic needs! This novel is about a writer who reads a newly released novel and finds the story relating exactly to her relationship with her childhood best friend. She then realizes that her childhood best friend is the author and the rest is to be found out through reading!

The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It by David A. Carbonnell, PhD

I chose this book obviously because worrying has always been something I struggled with even when I was younger. I have a handle on it, but I feel like it would still be beneficial to read what my brain may be doing when I worry.

Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

This one is about an older man who falls in love with a 12-year old girl. Disturbing… yet somehow interesting. A super old book out of the bunch!

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

A book about a selectively mute girl who finds her voice while helping a new boy at her school that is deaf. From the reviews, it sounds like a good representation of mental health issues which is always interesting to me.

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik Wiking

I got this recommendation from Samantha Maria! Apparently, the Danish people have a way of living a good, happy life. I’m kind of skeptical of it but I still want to try it out.

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

I was thrown in so many directions when I watched the movie! I had so many questions and it really got me thinking. I hope this book will bring the same feeling and answer the questions I have.

What’s on your summer reading list? Have any more recommendations of what I should read this summer? Leave them in the comments! 

With love,


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  • I definitely don’t read enough books, and some of these sound really good!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Believe me, girl. I don’t either! That’s why i’m making this a goal to read! xx

  • Kim

    I always try to read when I get a chance! This summer, I’m reading a bunch of books from Jenny Han, whom I found on Goodreads!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • Oh she wrote “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” right? I’ve been meaning to read that one. Any other recommendations? xx