Summer has come and almost gone (I am so ready for fall), which means it’s time for another quarterly favorites post! I read so many really great books this summer, and it was difficult to narrow down the list. You can check out my monthly wrap ups to see what other books I enjoyed this summer.
Click the links below to see my monthly wrap up for each of the months included in this favorites post. Any reviews I’ve done for these books are also linked.
- Lost Boy by Chrstina Henry. I am a huge fan of Christina Henry’s retellings, and her take on Captain Hook and Peter Pan is no exception. I loved this story, and it made me look at the original fairy tale in a completely different way. It’s just a brilliant book.
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. When I finally grabbed this book off of my shelf (where it had been sitting, unread, for way too long), I didn’t know what to expect. But it was brilliant and funny and heartbreaking, and I ended up loving it. This book is entirely worth reading, especially if you like memoirs.
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I wasn’t even sure I would like this when I picked it up. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It is such a fun book, and I couldn’t put it down! I loved this story, and I already can’t wait to read it again.
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I’d been hearing about this book for months when I finally bought a copy. And then it sat on my shelf for even longer by the time I decided to finally read it. And it was just as great as everyone’s been saying. I can see why this book is such a favorite, because it has definitely become one of mine.
- Hunger by Roxane Gay. I hadn’t read any of Roxane Gay’s books when I decided on a whim to read this one. I am so glad I decided to read it, because it was one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. It was touching and brave and so relatable. I am really looking forward to reading more of Gay’s writing.
I had a really great summer, reading-wise! And I am definitely looking forward to an equally great fall, if only because that means I can read with a fuzzy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.
What’s the best book you read this summer?