My Summer Reads for 2018

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As someone who struggles with a mood disorder, I find it difficult to predict what I’ll read. Still, I like to give myself goals for each season. Inspired by this week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt, here are some of my top summer reads for 2018.

Airy fairy summer reads

10. Iron King by Julie Kagawa

I read the first book in this series ages ago, but have been collecting the series anyway. Fairies are mischievous, tricky, and dream-like in their natural appearance. For this summer, I want to read the series as a whole and experience some early YA simple joy.

9. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M. Valente

Dude, it’s a series of middle-grade or children’s books. Why am I so intimidated by it? This summer, I am going to be facing this fear and giving this series a try (or many tries). It looks really cute.

Some Werewolf Love

7. Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater

With its easy pace, the dropping temperatures, and sweet romance, I think this is going to be the perfect summer read for 2018. The first book in this series was beautiful and simple.

6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I haven’t revisited this series in so long. It’s time to gather it again this summer and read it. Mostly, I am missing Jacob Black and his awesome group of friends. And, yes, I guess Edward and Bella are kind of missed as well.

Fallen Angels and Flying People for Summer Reads 2018

 5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

This summer is going to be about reading the fun things that I did not allow myself to enjoy. Hush, Hush is a wonderful story about a fallen angel. Yes, it is an “old” series and it’s not without flaws. I want to give myself the freedom and space to be a fangirl.

4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Funny and sweet, this trilogy was beyond what my younger self could accept as something I “could” enjoy. Like, I don’t know, this is an ongoing struggle to embrace what I like, even if I am “too old.”

The Cutesy Books for Summer Reads 2018

3.Wake by Amanda Hocking

Actually, I am including just one title, but I want to go through as many Amanda Hocking books as possible. This summer is about engaging with older books because I do not want to feel pressured into reading certain books just to fit in.

2-1. Some fairies, demigods, and supernatural things

  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr–I am not sure if this is a cutesy series. But, the covers are beautiful. I only have the first book in the series right now. However, I am so ready for it this summer.
  • Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan books
  • Sarah Rees Brennan books
Your Turn:

What are you looking forward to reading this summer? Do you have any stories you love to revisit every summer?


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Image courtesy of Couleur on Pixabay. Not a genre I normally reach for, middle-grade books
For this week's Top 10 Tuesday, I am twisting the prompt a bit. Rather than
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5 thoughts on “My Summer Reads for 2018”

  1. The Wake books didn’t really work for me and I was dissapointed by the Iron Fey books but I hope they will be a much better fit for you! I also still want to read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. I seriously can never remember that full title haha.

  2. THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING and the SHIVER series are on my long-term TBR, but not on my immediate TBR. I’m pretty similar about setting TBRs, I love setting them but always find my immediate interests shifting my reading course! I’m primarily doing some rereading the rest of the month and setting myself a goal each month to knock one more book of my TBR that I’ve owned for a while or recently bought (if I need to insert some newer release reviews into my blog) ^_^

    Good luck on your TBR!

  3. I don’t have any books that I try to read every summer, but I do have some books that I periodically will want to reread.

    I don’t know what I will actually be reading this summer though. I have a lot of books on hold at my local library, so I’ll read them when they become available (I’m 57th on the waiting list for one book, so maybe I’ll get to that by Christmas, LOL). There’s nothing I have to read RIGHT NOW that’s coming out this summer, so it will probably be a matter of what becomes available at the library and if some of the books I’m interested go on sale. I got Ace of Shades for $1.99 the other day on, so I’m reading that right now.

  4. I think you will like the Fairyland books. I have read the prequel, which I think is still 99¢ on Amazon as an ebook. It might be a good way of dipping your toe in the water. I think if you Google you can still find where it was published, for free, on a site (maybe Tor?) as part of a promotion for the release of the last book. I have also read the first book. Don’t worry about the MG factor, most reviewers, including me, felt it was written more like YA. I have them all between ebooks and physicals and I need to continue soon because I love them . 😀

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