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Summer 2021 Reading List!

Updated: May 10

Hello again! We’ve reached the end of May, which means summer is in full swing! My favorite thing about summer is that I usually have a lot more reading time. For a summer TBR, I’m sort of playing it by ear. I’ve read a few books so far, and there are several titles that I want to read, but I don’t have a set, ordered sequence to follow. For the next few months, I intend to arrange my TBR around publication dates, library due dates, book club meetings, and whatever book's available to me.


Read So Far:

I’ve read three books so far this summer, and I’ll have reviews for them up on my Goodreads and Instagram pages soon!

--Emma (Manga Classics)

--They Went Left by Monica Hesse

--The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab



Reading Next:

--A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I’ve been slowly working my way through A Darker Shade of Magic for the last two weeks, and I have about 100 pages left. I’m looking forward to finishing it so I can continue to make progress on my summer reading goals.


--The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore

After reading The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, I was excited to learn she had written another nonfiction book. I received an ARC from Sourcebooks, and I hope to read and review it before the publication date on June 22nd.

--Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell

This is my book club selection for June. I’m not sure if I will like it, but I plan to give it a try.

--The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I reread the Hunger Games trilogy this spring, I am really excited to read the prequel! I have a lot of hopes and expectations about how this book will contribute to Collins’ worldbuilding and entire body of work.


On Hold at the Library:

At the beginning of the summer, I asked for recommendations for my summer reading list! I put some of them on hold at the library.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Circe by Madeline Miller



Buying Next:

At some point, I also hope to make progress on my goal to read all of the past selections of Barnes and Noble YA book club. The next books on the list are:

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon



And that’s the end of my (planned) summer reading list for 2021! As weeks go by, I’m sure this list will change, and that’s okay. Like I said, I’m going with the flow this year. To follow along on my journey, be sure to follow my “bookstagram” account, @graceofstorytelling on Instagram, and check out my Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/graceofstorytelling

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