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