Celebrate Summer Reading on Goodreads

Posted by Marie on May 21, 2019
Summer Reading Preview 2019

Summer Reading is sponsored by Lifetime’s Book to Screen Movies.

It's summer reading season! Not sure where to begin? We have hundreds of great book recommendations sure to satisfy every type of reader.

The Hit Books of the First Half of 2019
See which 2019 new releases have captured readers' attention (so far).
Beloved Authors' Summer Picks
Browse the beach reading of these acclaimed authors.

Romance Authors' Summer Picks
Meet your perfect match.





Bookish Celebrities Share Their Summer Reading Picks
The well-known and the well-read weigh in on the books to bring on your next getaway.

Take on the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge!
For book lovers who want to stretch their reading goals this season.
Goodreads Employees' Summer Reading Lists
Get inspired by our bookish colleagues as they share their summer reading plans.
The Hottest Books of Summer
Discover readers' most anticipated new books of the season.
The Ultimate Genre Reading List
Check out readers' top books across sci-fi, fantasy, romance, mystery, and more!



What will you be reading this season?

Let us know in the comments!


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message 1: by Catka (new)

Catka Is there going to be the summer reading challenge, like last year? That was fun.


·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ Shilpee ♫♪♩·.¸¸.· Catka said "Is there going to be the summer reading challenge, like last year? That was fun."
same here !


message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan summer?! now?! are you kidding me?


message 4: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Susan wrote: "summer?! now?! are you kidding me?"

use your imagination!


message 5: by Rinji (new)

Rinji I am working through The Mortal Instruments and the other series connected to that series. That is going to get me through part of the summer I think.


message 6: by Will (new)

Will Williams Just finished "They Were Her Property" I recommend it.


message 7: by Vasiliki (new)

Vasiliki  Papadimitriou I will read Harry Potter and The Lunar Chronicles. I'm so happy for my choice.


message 8: by Aislyn (new)

Aislyn Since You've Been Gone By Morgan Matson!! Must read for the summer time. It is so fun and light and cute?


message 9: by Lavender (new)

Lavender I recently finished Split-Life by Sande Boritz Berger and it was perfect for the summer! A lot of it takes place during the summer of 70s.


message 10: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Catka wrote: "Is there going to be the summer reading challenge, like last year? That was fun."

Seconded!


message 11: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia I got a ton of books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited I have to finish. I have like 7 checked out I have to read lol. I have been on a reading binge lately literally doing a book a day it seems. I love it though!


message 12: by Karuna Philip (new)

Karuna Philip Summer reading challenge?


message 13: by Sunit (new)

Sunit Chattoraj Rinji wrote: "I am working through The Mortal Instruments and the other series connected to that series. That is going to get me through part of the summer I think."

how's the series?heads up would be nice.


message 14: by Elaine (last edited May 06, 2019 05:03PM) (new)

Elaine This is my reading plan for between now and end of summer:
1. Silver Meadows Summer by Emma Othegay
2. Murder By the Book by Lauren Elliott
3. Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle by Barb Roose
4. Together Tea by Marjan Kamali
5. Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman
6. One Hundred Spaghetti Strings by Jen Nails
7. Road Trip with Max and His Mon by Linda Urban
8. Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin
9. Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
10. The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
11. All that She Can See by Carrie Fletcher Hope
12. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
13. The Bookshop on the Shore
14. The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali
15. The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas
16. My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
17. A Plain Vanilla Murder by Susan Wittig Albert
18. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaeda Patrick
19. Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway
20. Moments of Grace for a Woman’s Heart by Elizabeth George
21. Never Greener by Ruth Jones
22. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
23. A Nice Cup of Tea by Celia Imrie


message 15: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Keeley Summer? 3 degrees here last night!


message 16: by Vicki (new)

Vicki My challenge for 2019 is to read 300 books off my TBR list and try to read more to cut down on my books. I have several series I want to finish. "Chicagoland Vampires, House of Night and the Sazi and
Debbie Macomber books on my Kindle.


message 17: by Christi (new)

Christi Diaz Rinji wrote: "I am working through The Mortal Instruments and the other series connected to that series. That is going to get me through part of the summer I think."

Same here!! Great minds and all that jazz...:)


message 18: by Laurie (new)

Laurie My "summer and beach reads" are pulled out and ready to go! All ar summer or beach in topics! I NEED the beach!


message 19: by Nicholas (new)

Nicholas i love summer reading!


message 20: by Basil (new)

Basil Moulton okay nicholas


message 21: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I will be rereading The Summer I Turned Pretty, which is not exactly as great as TATBILB, the Selection Series, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy because it's an easy drama, the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, the Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows Duology, The Giver Quartet, and everything Rick Riordan the moment I get out for vacation. I'll also read whatever "trashy" YA romances that haven't been checked out from the library in years. Maybe this will be the summer I FINALLY get to reading all of Cassandra Clare's books and start the ACOTAR series and Throne of Glass series. Ooh, and finally read The Maze Runner Box Set because that's been sitting on my shelf forever. Of course I'll revisit classics such as Rainbow Rowell's books, V.E. Schwab's books, and works from the likes of Shakespeare and Austen. This will be the time I slay my TBR and start To Kill a Kingdom, because the mermaid/siren theme just screams summer. I have a lot of time over the summer and I'll probably finish most of my reading challenge; I read at least two books a day over the summer. I would also love to find some good anime/manga/light novels, and appreciate recommendations. Happy Summer Reading to all!


message 22: by Ian (new)

Ian This spring I'm reading Jodi Taylor Hope for the best! And Antal Kovacs a matter of theft and Rob Peter the latter is monks melting down Vatican gold ! Such fun.


message 23: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Don't know about summer reading, my TBR pile has hundreds in it. But the 3 I would choose next are:

Bridget Collins - The Binding
James Corey - Leviathan Wakes
Agatha Christie - All of her books are great

Also can't wait for new book by Erin Morgenstern but that's not out until end of the year


message 24: by Fweasely (new)

Fweasely Danielle wrote: "I will be rereading The Summer I Turned Pretty, which is not exactly as great as TATBILB, the Selection Series, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy because it's an easy drama, the Harry Potter series, Th..."

Rereading is the best, especially in the summertime and definitely try to read Cassandra Clare books;)


message 25: by afton (new)

afton hourigan Rinji wrote: "I am working through The Mortal Instruments and the other series connected to that series. That is going to get me through part of the summer I think." me too! i'm rereading though!


message 26: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider I would also love to see another summer reading challenge!


message 27: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Summer!!???!!!?? Yeah for only SOME people on here. In Australia its going to be Winter soon and at nights already we are reaching temperatures below 10 degrees.

It just doesnt feel right to call it a summer reading challenge when there are people here from all over the world where the seasons are all different. Its all good for Americans but when about the rest of us here who arent?


Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ I am almost done with Lora Leigh’s Breeds series, then I plan on going through the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Though I break up long series with books in between. I still have the two Villains books and a Curse so Dark and Lonely that I am looking forward to.


message 29: by Islomjon (new)

Islomjon What are you planning to do in summer?


message 30: by Javano (new)

Javano Collins This Summer 2019 I will be reading:

Asafo: A Warriors Guide to Manhood
High-Performance Habits
Extreme Ownership
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
Tupac Shakur
48 Laws of Power
Grit
Mastery
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Outliers
Negro With A Hat
AI Super Powers
Extreme Ownership
The Fourth Age
Sleep Smarter
The Innovators


message 31: by Kellyann (new)

Kellyann When I drove to work, two hours each way, I listened to three books a week. I was fortunate in my career that I could listen to books while I was working too.
Since retiring in November of 2018 I haven't read or listened to a single book. I miss audiobooks and don't find reading as enjoyable.
I must find something good!


message 32: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Rachel wrote: "Summer!!???!!!?? Yeah for only SOME people on here. In Australia its going to be Winter soon and at nights already we are reaching temperatures below 10 degrees.

It just doesnt feel right to call ..."


I'm also from Australia, and 100% agree!
It's actually really frustrating that whomever came up with this was so short-sighted.


message 33: by Zara (new)

Zara H Summer? You're really going to ignore everybody in the Southern hemisphere?


message 34: by ·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ Shilpee ♫♪♩·.¸¸.· (last edited May 07, 2019 04:27AM) (new)

·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ Shilpee ♫♪♩·.¸¸.· Zara wrote: "Summer? You're really going to ignore everybody in the Southern hemisphere?"

Its not about summer Zara, its about reading! And one can do it in winter too , isn't it ?Or whatever season is it , right ?!


message 35: by Christian (new)

Christian Ekman Rachel wrote: "Summer!!???!!!?? Yeah for only SOME people on here. In Australia its going to be Winter soon and at nights already we are reaching temperatures below 10 degrees.

It just doesnt feel right to call ..."


Most of the user's on Goodreads I'd wager live on the Northern hemisphere. All of North America, all of Europe, all of Asia (more or less at least). There is really no need to get offended over something like this.


message 36: by Deanna (new)

Deanna Every summer, I do a Lazy Mom Book Club with each of my kids. Two books per kid, they pick one and I pick one (or I pick both if they're lazy). We each read the book, and then discuss over meals or while en route to sports/activities.

Our selections for this summer:
15.5 y/o son:
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

13.5 y/o son:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Watership Down by Richard Adams

11.5 y/o daughter:
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
She hasn't made her selection yet for me. She's re-reading a bunch of her books to find one she thinks I'll like. :)


message 37: by Sametegàl (new)

Sametegàl Christian wrote: "Rachel wrote: "Summer!!???!!!?? Yeah for only SOME people on here. In Australia its going to be Winter soon and at nights already we are reaching temperatures below 10 degrees.

It just doesnt feel..."


Rachel wrote: "Summer!!???!!!?? Yeah for only SOME people on here. In Australia its going to be Winter soon and at nights already we are reaching temperatures below 10 degrees.

It just doesnt feel right to call ..."


we're not getting offended at all! just informing you people about the axial tilt :)


message 38: by Deanna (new)

Deanna A few books in my TBR pile that I plan to get through this summer include:
Almost Midnight by Paul Doiron.
The one series I pre-order every summer in hardcover.

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell.
Since "The Nightingale," I'm obsessed with sweeping WWII historical fiction and plan to take my time with this one.

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh


message 39: by Constance (new)

Constance Fournier Elaine wrote: "This is my reading plan for between now and end of summer:
1. Silver Meadows Summer by Emma Othegay
2. Murder By the Book by Lauren Elliott
3. Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle by Barb Roose
4. Toge..."


Sunit wrote: "Rinji wrote: "I am working through The Mortal Instruments and the other series connected to that series. That is going to get me through part of the summer I think."

how's the series?heads up woul..."


Good for you! Wow, that’s an impressive line up! Enjoy!


message 40: by Jeana (new)

Jeana Catka wrote: "Is there going to be the summer reading challenge, like last year? That was fun."

I'm in if there is!


message 41: by Jeana (new)

Jeana Wendy wrote: "I am almost done with Lora Leigh’s Breeds series, then I plan on going through the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Though I break up long series with books in between. I still have the two Villains books..."

Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I am just now getting caught up on them.


message 42: by Peggy (new)

Peggy People, can we please get over the word 'summer' and maybe go with 'vacation' or 'leisure' reading? Geez. I just want to find a good book that is well written and can get lost in and hate to put down.


message 43: by Will (new)

Will Williams If you like history may I recommend " They Were Her Property" by Stephanie E. Jones - Rogers


message 44: by Aleya (new)

Aleya Portigue Summer resding book is gonna be good hopefully it will distract me


message 45: by Sambridhi (new)

Sambridhi no


message 46: by Matee (new)

Matee First let me say that I admit I could have missed it and if I did I apologize but why does there never seem to be recommendations for MC books and series. I know I am not the only who likes to escape to the dark side with a alpha motorcycle man and the women they adore. If you know of any great ones please let me know. I have read a bunch of MC series but please send suggestions. Maybe you know about some that I haven't read by an author I haven't heard of. Thanks so much yall!!


message 47: by Dustin (new)

Dustin keast I love the books they have there really intrusting


message 48: by Swaroop (new)

Swaroop Jashu I'm reading '' Think straight ''


message 49: by Griselda (new)

Griselda  Alvarez Catka wrote: "Is there going to be the summer reading challenge, like last year? That was fun."

I'm really hoping the Goodreads folks are working on one. That was lots of fun.


message 50: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I agree Aislyn. I really like the book and have a few more Morgan Matson books on my "to read" list.

Aislyn wrote: "Since You've Been Gone By Morgan Matson!! Must read for the summer time. It is so fun and light and cute?"


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