It is officially summer, which means summer reading and more importantly, SUMMER VACATION!! Unfortunately, it is not quite the extent of how it was when I was younger, but I am looking forward to going away for 9 days in a few weeks! My best friends and I are huge baseball fans, so we are beginning tradition of going to a baseball game at a different Stadium each year. This year we are following my Angel’s (Angel’s fan here, sorry not sorry) to Boston to watch and support as they take on the Boston Red Sox. I am excited to see such an important baseball park, and be a part of an incredible city that helped birthed America into the nation it is today. Since I am going across the country, I need to be wise about what books I intend to bring with me. My go to routine is one physical book and my Kindle, but since I have been blowing books so quickly this month (why?? Not sure) I have decided on two books, plus my Kindle. So here is a little list of books I am thinking of bringing and recent E-book downloads:
- Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
- Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whithead
- The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
- Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
- Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen
- A Night with Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini
- Not Just Jane by Shelley DeWees
- The Bookstore on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
I know that I won’t read or bring all these books but I do like options when I am on vacation. I usually choose a genre that I love so I can dive in without trying to figure things out too much, which why I usually go for something along the lines of Historical Fiction, Romance, YA, or Fantasy. It just so happens that 80% of this list fits into those two categories, so I am in good hands with whatever I choose. Summer reading should always be fun, exciting and, in my humble opinion, come from a genre you love. During the summer months, I tend not to wander too far away from my 4 favorite genres, and only do on certain occasions. It is strictly down to the book and my wiliness to try something new. I also tend to carry around my Kindle a lot more during the summer since it is lighter and can easily fit into any bag I have with me whether I am off on adventures or heading toward the pool/beach.
Anyways,that’s it for my summer vacation reading! Excited to get out and explore in the next few weeks and looking forward to all the reading I am going to be doing outdoors in the next few months! Not so excited about the heat, but it comes with the territory. Remember to stay cool, stay hydrated and put on that SPF!
What are your plans for summer? Do you have certain books you tend to reach for during the summer? Let me know in the comments below your plans for vacation and reading this summer!