It's Time for Summer Reading on Goodreads!

Posted by Sharon on June 14, 2021
Summer Reading 2021
 
No matter what else you have planned for this season, we hope picking up a great book or two is on your list! As always, we're happy to lend a hand with recommendations from your fellow readers, bestselling authors, and more!



 

 
The Hit Books of the Year (So Far)
Here are the books from the first half of 2021 that are most popular with Goodreads members.

 

 
The Most Read Books of the 2021 Reading Challenge
See the titles our site's most ambitious readers are picking up.


 

 
Readers' Hottest Books of Summer
Take a peek at the titles topping your fellow Goodreads members' Want to Read shelves.



 

 
Armchair Travelling: Books Set in Every U.S. State
Embark on a literary state-by-state tour through America with these popular books published in the past ten years.





 
Beach Read Royalty Recommends Summer Books
Trust these bestselling authors when it comes to unputdownable page-turners.



 

 
Goodreads Employees Share the Books They're Reading This Summer
Join us around our virtual water cooler to talk about the titles we're most excited to read this season!





 
Comedian Ali Wong's Six Summer Book Picks
See the books that have made her laugh, cry, and immediately buy more copies to send to friends.






What will you be reading this summer?
 
Let us know in the comments!
 
 

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message 1: by shadow (new)

shadow girl Black Thorns Black Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it


message 2: by Astha (new)

Astha Samal The Paper Girl of Paris


message 3: by Franziska (new)

Franziska Ion wrote: "shadow wrote: "Black ThornsBlack Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it"

find yourself a boyfriend ))"


That's just rude Ion!
Everyone may have thier own taste in books.

I want to spend my summertime reading to geht further throug the wheel of time book series before the show comes out at the end of the year.

Hope everyone has some enjoyable reads this summer :)


message 4: by • Ari • (new)

• Ari • I'm really looking forward to Malibu Rising,One Last Stop, The Chosen and the Beautiful and For the Wolf which coincidentally all come out one the same day.


message 5: by Sonal (new)

Sonal Nimje Currently I am reading The Positive Thinking Secret by Aaron Kennard but planning to read 1929 (The 1929 Series, #1) by M.L. Gardner


message 6: by Maral (new)

Maral Goudarzi for this summer, i've got a plan to read the lord of the ring books and Hobbit! and i'm really excited :)


ForevaBookish✨ I will surely be reading What Happened to Goodbye this summer!! :D


message 9: by Nina (new)

Nina I will read The Blood of Olympus and then Six of Crows this summer!


message 10: by Monty (new)

Monty Gérin Maral wrote: "for this summer, i've got a plan to read the lord of the ring books and Hobbit! and i'm really excited :)"

Got them in my bookshelf, have yet to read them but will definitely start this Summer too.


message 11: by Esther (new)

Esther I hope to get started on 1Q84 series. Bought it second handed last spring and is on my tbr-list for a long time :)


message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica Robbin Craving some low-key beach setting reads and thriller/mystery. I have a lot of catching up with backlisted books yet to read and am looking forward to Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Survive the Night by Riley Sager.


message 13: by Inayah (new)

Inayah Definitely going to be reading Harry Potter Series Box Set again!


message 14: by Madeline (new)

Madeline Hoping to read some summery books on the beach! Beach Read by Emily Henry Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Love & Gelato (Love & Gelato, #1) by Jenna Evans Welch


message 15: by Maridele (new)

Maridele Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in the mood for or what would be easiest to handle at the time. When I travel, I load up my kindle. Right now I'm reading some obscure books about the packhorse librarians. After reading The Giver of Stars, I did a deep dive into other books on the subject. After I'm done with the one I'm reading now, I don't know what direction I'll go.


message 16: by Madilynn (new)

Madilynn I'll probably be rereading a ton, and anything on my want to read list. I honestly can't tell you what I'll be reading, I never even know myself!


message 17: by S810 (new)

S810 I plan on finishing the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo!


message 18: by Sheri (last edited May 17, 2021 07:03AM) (new)

Sheri Schuttler I like to throw in at least one book that is "good for me" so I'm thinking either Middlemarch by George Eliot or Villette by Charlotte Bronte.


message 19: by Woff (new)

Woff Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

Planned reading? A strange and foreign concept!


message 20: by Ilse (new)

Ilse Franziska wrote: "Ion wrote: "shadow wrote: "Black ThornsBlack Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it"

find yourself a boyfriend ))"

That's just rude Ion!
Everyone may have thier..."


There's going to be a show?!


message 21: by Skye (new)

Skye Erica wrote: "Craving some low-key beach setting reads and thriller/mystery. I have a lot of catching up with backlisted books yet to read and am looking forward to Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Survi..."

Same here Erica! I am so excited for both, as well as the hunting wives :)


message 22: by Celestemcolon (new)

Celestemcolon Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."
I love how a book makes me want to deep dive - I am doing that after reading Overground Railroad - have now read about all Green Book Traveling along with Soul City and Sundown Towns.


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Ion wrote: "shadow wrote: "Black ThornsBlack Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it"

find yourself a boyfriend ))"


This comment is completely uncalled for.
You have no right to judge another's reading tastes or to make disparaging remarks about a member of the site.


message 24: by James (new)

James Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

Yeah, I have my tbr and such but I don't make plans. I have a book that I preordered that comes out in June and that's definitely something I'm going to read once I get it, but other than that I don't have any big plans.


message 25: by Mackey (new)

Mackey Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

You are not alone. I read them as they pop up either on KU or at the library or just on my own shelves. I read what fits my mood at the moment.


message 26: by Donna (new)

Donna Peake Juliana wrote: "I'll definitely read A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow!"

This sounds like a great book.


message 27: by audydapotato (last edited May 17, 2021 09:28AM) (new)

audydapotato hmmm.... this whole summer ill be rereading my favs

that includes...

Matched (the whole series). Great contemporary romance/dystopian/scifi book for your tastes

Divergent (i haven't read this in super long [time], but i know i enjoyed it a lot and decided to pick up my dusty bookshelf)

the whole riordanverse series is great, but i read every. flipping. one of them 100 times each, so I'm gonna take a break on that and start rereading Braced . This is a great relatable book about a girl who's stuck in a game of scoliosis, love, loyalty, and more. 100% recommend.

also Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes is a fun read.

lastly, Cinder and the whole Lunar Chronicles is one of the best fairytale retellings i ever read. recommend it 150%


message 28: by Francoise (new)

Francoise Krull Dare to read something from an unknown author?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 29: by Clare Marie (new)

Clare Marie Malibu Rising
Cannot wait for June 1st to get my hands on the new Taylor Jenkins Reid novel! Definitely my most anticipated read of the summer!


message 30: by Kian (new)

Kian Nina wrote: "I will read The Blood of Olympus and then Six of Crows this summer!"

Blood of Olympus is very good, read it asap!


message 31: by Kristýna (new)

Kristýna Pavelek Hunger games


message 32: by Rose (new)

Rose Stanley I have a whole bunch of queer reads planned for Pride Month - no straight authors allowed lol. After that I'll just see what I feel like for July and August, though I have pre-ordered Malibu Rising, The Other Black Girl, Midsummer Mysteries and She Who Became the Sun : )


message 33: by Ana (new)

Ana A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, #1-8) by L.M. Montgomery

I'm reading these this summer. So looking forward to it!!


message 34: by Matilda (last edited May 17, 2021 12:27PM) (new)

Matilda I am going to read Harry Potter books this summer. I have already read the first and second book, and watched the first and second movie


message 35: by Michaël (new)

Michaël Wegmüller Ion wrote: "shadow wrote: "Black ThornsBlack Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it"

find yourself a boyfriend ))"


How about you let other people enjoy stuff


message 36: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Nina wrote: "I will read The Blood of Olympus and then Six of Crows this summer!"

Six of Crows is a definite must read! Hope you enjoy it!


message 37: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Hemming I am so looking forward to reading Malibu Rising by
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Also in my beach tote bag which I will be carrying to my backyard are:
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Lost Girls:An Unsolved American Mystery by Robet Kolker
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner


message 38: by PotatOtter (new)

PotatOtter I'm going to try to catch up on the YA fantasies every one talks about 😂


message 39: by Ravyn (new)

Ravyn I'm going to try to read all the books on my to-read list, there's like over 100 lol, but I'm not really going to be doing anything else so I might actually be able to do it. Wish me luck!


message 40: by Chase (new)

Chase Fulford They All Fall Down I'm currently reading this gem by Rachel Howzell Hall that is set on a secluded island, and seems to be read best during the summer. If you like closed-circle isolation mysteries where people die one by one, this is novel that should be on your list.


message 41: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Daly Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

No, you’re not the only one. I do the same and likewise have an uncountable number of books on my TBR list, on my kindle, in the house etc. I just finished “In An Instant”, by Suzanne Redfearn and it was soo very good. “The End of Temperance Dare”, is next up, only because I got it in the mail on Friday. And I’m sucked in by the cover picture. Supposed to be scary. After I ordered it I realized I’ve read. A lot of this author’s books ( Wendy Webb) already and very much enjoyed them. So that’s my answer to your question, lol!


message 42: by em (new)

em I will be reading Heartstopper: Volume Four after I get to the shops and buy it and I will also be reading One Last Stop when it comes out.


message 43: by Racheal (new)

Racheal Fulford Kicking off the summer with the cozy mystery Blackwork. However, my husband just gifted me Horrorstör so I think I might have to shuffle my summer TBR!


message 44: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Roberts Reading Realm Breaker By Victoria Aveyard, my summer plans are to finally read The whole Harry Potter collection !


message 45: by shadow (new)

shadow girl Ion wrote: "shadow wrote: "Black ThornsBlack Thorns (Thorns Duet, #2) by Rina Kent
looking forward to reading it"

find yourself a boyfriend ))"

too messy and complicated. :)


message 46: by Edyta (new)

Edyta Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."

I don't plan either. I see the recommendations, add titles to my "want to read" shelve and then just pick what I'm in the mood for.


message 47: by Kitha Pola (new)

Kitha Pola My current read this summer! I'm almost done. Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan


message 48: by Donna (new)

Donna Lundy Maridele, If you haven't read it yet, you must read "The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson! One of the best books I've read in the past couple of years.

Maridele wrote: "Am I the only one that doesn't plan what I'm reading ahead of time? I have in my possession about 150 books that I "want to read" along with that many available on library ebook. I read what I'm in..."


message 49: by Melissa (new)

Melissa And shall the Southern Hemisphere folks sit this one out? :)


message 50: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel I'll hopefully be getting through the bottom shelf of my collection at home, which include Lord of the Rings and Treasure Island! Lord of the Rings will be a re-read, but the other one is new to me~


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