Irresistible Book Recommendations for Every Type of Summer Reader

Posted by Hayley on July 9, 2015
This week we revealed how you do summer reading. We crunched the numbers on where you read and how you read, but the biggest question remains: What will you be reading? If you've still got room in your beach bag—and figurative beach bags always have room for more books—then get ready for recommendations. Because whether you're a jet-setting traveler eager to learn or a cozy homebody hungry for mystery, we've got something for you. What will catch your eye?

For the Amateur Sleuth: Books That Bring Out Your Inner Sherlock
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For the Eternal Academic: Books That Teach You Something
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For the Hopeless Romantic: Books That Steam Up Your Cabana
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For the Late Bloomer: Books You Should've Read in High School
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For the Literary Bookworm: Books That Made All the Top 10 Lists
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For the Daydreamer: Books That Transport You to a Different World
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What books will you be adding to your beach bag this summer?

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message 1: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Huether I like all four in the literary booklist.


message 2: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia You are awesome :)
nice choice of book :3


message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy The link to "Follow You Home" is not to the correct book.


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Mansu wrote: "Of these 24 books, I've read only one! :-P"

Me too. XD Just Animal Farm.


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Wow, Uprooted actually looks pretty cool.


message 6: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Unfortunately, I would not be interested in most of these books.


message 7: by Elisa Santos (new)

Elisa Santos I have only read 1 book out of all these.


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Mansu wrote: "@Zombieslayer/Alienhunter: I've read To Kill a Mockingbird. I got Animal Farm this morning & I plan on reading it tomorrow along with a couple of other novellas for a mini-r..."

Cool. :D
man, i should read To Kill a Mocking Bird some time.


message 9: by Alana (new)

Alana W I have picked at least two books in each shelve and more. Hayley Igarashi really knows what people like in the type of books. Love the choice of books Hayley Igarashi. :)


message 10: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante Got two of these already knocked out (both in 'Late Bloomer')! Six were already marked 'To Read' - three of them in the 'Daydreamer' category. Guess I know what I am...


message 11: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Animal Farm, To Kill a Mockingbird, Frankenstein, and Uprooted are all fantastic! A few of the others are on my to-read list as well :)


Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) Zombieslayer/Alienhunter{I'm a product of my anger} wrote: "Wow, Uprooted actually looks pretty cool."

It is amazing.


message 13: by Melissa (last edited Jul 10, 2015 10:36PM) (new)

Melissa I Oh this is an awesome post!

I have:

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg by Jami Attenberg "2015 read"

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson bybKate Atkinson

And......

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee by none other than the incredible Harper Lee and huge shout out to day ~*A Very Happy Birthday to~To Kill A Mockingbird*~

As Penguin books Australia posted: "On this Day. July 11, 1960, #ToKillAMockingbird was published. It went on to win the #PulitzerPrize sell over 40 million copies and take its place as one of the 20th century's greatest #literary works.

....and now we anxiously await:

Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2) by Harper Lee by Harper Lee A book I'm thrilled to say is just days away, because I pre-ordered it before it had a cover so I'm soooo ready!

Ok, back to the list above! There are 10-11 I have marked to read and don't own and I have some amazing reads for the summer. I don't even know where to begin, but it's been an extraordinary year in books! Awesome list above. First time I've had so many already on my wishlist/want to read.

I'll be back to add some good summer reads......great blog post as always. Thank you, Goodreads!


message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I Alana wrote: "I have picked at least two books in each shelve and more. Hayley Igarashi really knows what people like in the type of books. Love the choice of books Hayley Igarashi. :)"

+1 I say the same all the time. Hayley is like every bookstore and every single books pages worth of awesome! Always spot on and the most awesome blog posts here.


message 15: by Ramyaa (new)

Ramyaa Gobi Maybe you guys should have added some young adult books as well.


TheBohemianBookworm Betsy wrote: "Unfortunately, I would not be interested in most of these books."

Same here. No offense but these selections aren't very good.


message 17: by Biate (new)

Biate Mansu wrote: "Of these 24 books, I've read only one! :-P"

Me to. :)


message 18: by Anissa (new)

Anissa I couldn't save Seveneves by Neal Stephenson for vacation & recently read that one. I already had Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson on my soon list & have now added Time Salvager by Wesley Chu & The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern from this list. I have a stack of about 5 historical fiction books to get into & at long last Cyteen (Cyteen #1-3) by C.J. Cherryh (somehow over time I've acquired versions in hardcover, paperback & ebook) as well.


message 19: by Marylyn (new)

Marylyn McLeod Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich. Just out.


message 20: by Samuel (new)

Samuel All of these should be read. :P


message 21: by Elisa Santos (new)

Elisa Santos I dont´feel drawn to any of these books.

Summer reads....well, it can be whatever one wants because, from a personnal POV, i read pretty much any genre any time of year and once in a while e take a vacation from the the crime and the hist-fic and do some romance reading, just so i can check that mankind is alright and love is beautifull! But that´s just dorky me....


message 22: by Sooz (new)

Sooz I would add A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning. I am not going to read Go Set a Watchman I don't like my love of Atticus being ruined. Have read To Kill a Mockingbird over and over and over and over and over and, seen the movie a dozen times. The book never gets old nor does the movie.


message 23: by Alana (new)

Alana W Sooz wrote: "I would add A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning. I am not going to read Go Set a Watchman I don't like my love of Atticus being ruined. Have re..."

Hi Sooz, did you like the book To Kill a Mockingbird and is it good to read because I am not so sore if I want to read it or not. :P


message 24: by Sooz (new)

Sooz Alana wrote: "Sooz wrote: "I would add A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning. I am not going to read Go Set a Watchman I don't like my love of Atticus being ru..."

I was just a young teen when it came out and I read it three times in a row. You will fall in love with Scout and the relationship with her dad who she calls Atticus. It is also an excellent history of our country at that time. Then later we read it in school. I, like so many kids wanted to be Scout.


message 25: by Alana (new)

Alana W "Sooz wrote: "I was just a young teen when it came out and I read it three times in a row. You will fall in love with Scout and the relationship with her dad who she calls Atticus. It is also an excellent history of our country at that time. Then later we read it in school. I, like so many kids wanted to be Scout."

Thankyou for responding and I will have a go at reading it and see what I think. Thankyou Sooz. ;P


message 26: by Sooz (new)

Sooz Kitchens of the Great Midwest will be out in about a week. Another fun summer read.


message 27: by Sooz (new)

Sooz Maria wrote: "I dont´feel drawn to any of these books.

Summer reads....well, it can be whatever one wants because, from a personnal POV, i read pretty much any genre any time of year and once in a while e take ..."


Maria, I agree. Whatever floats your boat when you get a chance to read :)


message 28: by Alana (new)

Alana W Has anyone read "Follow you home by Mark Edwards." And if so is it a good book to read because it looks appealing though don't want to start reading it if it isn't a good book.


message 29: by beautywithbooks (new)

beautywithbooks I had read animal farm during my school days. Want to read it again.


message 30: by Ariel (new)

Ariel New books to read! Yay!


message 31: by Kay (new)

Kay J Found four I'd like to read.


message 32: by Kenan (new)

Kenan Curry Never read any.


message 33: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Day Read Saint Mazie last month --- loved it!


message 34: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline Dauny Mansu wrote: "OMG! You guys are kinda awesome.. I wanna read one from each of the above categories. :D"
jy reply:
That is amazing the guy where did he went and where he is now..3 totally diff rents books..more amazing how he can speak with derision sometimes vulgarity..and when meeting him how he can speak seriously about life and deep philosophy with Hinduism knowledge and always so kind


message 35: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Betsy wrote: "Unfortunately, I would not be interested in most of these books."
Same


message 36: by Sparrowlicious (new)

Sparrowlicious Funny enough, one of these books is on my 'to-read' list. GZ @ GR staff for making a list where at least one book fits my needs. :D


message 37: by Elisa Santos (new)

Elisa Santos Sooz wrote: "Maria, I agree. Whatever floats your boat when you get a chance to read.."

To me, what matters is reading - summer or winter reads should be free of specific genres: one reads what one likes. I´m not very drawn to sci-fi for example, so i will definitly stay away from it, summer, winter, fall or spring. And it´s always interesting to read something out of the "box" i.e. something you wouldn´t ordinarily read, and be surprised....


message 38: by Lanie (new)

Lanie I love "to kill a mocking bird."


message 39: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Victoria wrote: "Betsy wrote: "Unfortunately, I would not be interested in most of these books."
Same"


I feel the same way. Perhaps they should have a poll asking what is 1 book you plan to read this summer?


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Attention! Your attention, please! This offender should be held responsible for the fact that many years ago the father threw of son! . He lived twenty years without thinking about the fate of his son, leaving him in the lurch! He promised to take care of her son, but deceived and Vice versa everywhere denied and claimed that he had only two children! At the time, as he has an older son, whom he left! It is an act of the beast. But even the animals are feeding their children! I am Require censure and contempt for MORTODA GASSAN! If the court society does not frighten him, let him know that there is a judgment of God! And when its dirty life and when this scum will die, God will hold him accountable! Have nothing to do with him and run like of the plague!
Here is a photo of his children
This is a good children. it's not their fault that their father is villain


And this photo of his oldest son, whom he abandoned. But my son is not his fault that his father is a scoundrel


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