Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading This Summer- 2022
April 29, 2022
It’s the last Friday of April and, even though there is another month until summer starts for me, I’m already making plans for the summer. One of those plans is to read. Over the past few months, I collected new books I want to read during the summer. I plan on starting to read the books next month, or this weekend, but I’m so excited to start reading them I wanted to talk about them in a post.
None of the books are new released for summer 2022, but they are young adult and romance novels that peeked my interest. Also, I have books in my collection that I didn’t finish but would like to during my summer reading spree. Finally, my reading list is long. Since I’m working in the summer and probably won’t have an actual summer vacation (Unless something pops up) I’m not sure how much energy and time I will have to read all the books on my list. I’m hopeful I’ll finish the books I already started and use my books as a way to give myself a vacation… even if I’m not going anywhere!
The first book I want to read this summer is Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. I bought the book in 2020, started reading shortly after purchasing it, and then put it aside when my life became busy. Two years later, I think it’s about time to finish it.
The second book I want to read this summer is Crave by Tracy Wolff. Crave is a vampire story with a bit of Harry Potter mixed in. I really enjoyed reading it, but, like Midnight Sun, I had to put it aside when life became busy. Since I’m trying to push myself to read more this summer, I want to make sure to finish this book. I own two other books in the six part series, so I’ll have plenty of reading to do until Autumn. Well, I will if I ignore everything else on this list!
The third book I want to read this summer is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I read the book years ago (Mid to late 2000’s) so I don’t remember a lot about it except the plot of it. Since Midnight Sun was released, I wanted to read Twilight again. Since I’m reading Midnight Sun, and many other books, I don’t know if I’ll get around to reading it this summer. Still, I have my eye on this book for summer reading
The next book on my summer reading list is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I remember when this book was released in 2013. A friend of mine told me about it. I borrowed her copy, loved it, and wanted to buy myself a copy of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy a copy until earlier this year. Since I now own my own copy of it, I want to read it this summer. I don’t think I’ll be going back to my favorite summertime vacation destination, pop culture and comic conventions, so I’m hoping to satisfy my fangirl side by reading the book about a fangirl that is also going through major life changes .
The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Ballad of Snakes and Songbirds
The next books I want to read is The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Ballad of Snakes and Songbirds, written by Suzanne Collins. I really want to read the prequel this summer, but I wanted to refresh my memory about what the books are about.It’s been a while since I read The Hunger Games Trilogy and I want to read them again before reading the prequel of the series.
Maybe This Time
The next book I want to read is Maybe This Time by Katie West. It is a young adult romance about a teenager named Sophie Evens, who works for a florist. She must attend all kinds of events though out the year, including weddings, funerals, and parties of all kinds. While working at the events, she meets Andrew, the son of a new chef in town. They run into each other often because of Sophie and the chef’s job, which leads to conflict between her and Andrew. Over the course of a year, Sophie learns love can blossom in unexpected places.
Since the book was released in 2019, I wanted to buy and read the book. I finally purchased the book earlier this year. I’m very excited to read this book, especially since my friends, who read the book already, suggested it to me.
Save the Date
The next book I want to read this summer is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. The novel is about a teenager named Charlie Grant. Charlie’s older sister is getting married at the family home, causing her siblings to reunite for the first time in years. This reunion is extremely important for Charlie because it will be the last reunion all the siblings will have before the home is sold. Charlie would do anything to make the weekend perfect. The only problem is, everything goes horribly wrong and could make the wedding, and the perfect family reunion, a disaster.
I bought this book back in 2019 and had plans to read it during the lockdowns of 2020, but that plan never paned out. I recently read another, more recent book by Morgan called Take Me Home Tonight. I really enjoyed it and the way she wrote the story, so I decided it was time to find my other books by Morgan to read. This book is the first one I thought of reading and was the first one I found. So, I’m going to read it and, if I miraculously have time, I’ll read the other Morgan Matson books I own as well.
If I’m Being Honest
The final book I want to read this summer is If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmund-Broka. The book is about Cameron Bright, who has better looks and more popularity that being nice and kind. When her attitude causes her crush to shun her, she tries to change her ways to get back into his good graces and a second chance at being with him.
I originally bought the book not because of the plot, but because of the cover. The girl on the cover is dressed the same way I usually want to whenever I go out somewhere during the summertime! Even though my decision to buy a book based off the cover has nearly always backfired in the past, I decided to give this book a try. The plot sounds like it could be a great young adult romance novel to read during the summer, I think it could be the book that breaks a years on end streak of buying bad books based off the cover art and titles!