This summer, I went through a pretty major reading slump. That’s not to say I wasn’t reading at all. But I was definitely reading fewer books, and generally enjoying books less than usual. Fortunately, quite a few of the books I did read were amazing, so I definitely have some summer favorites.
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.
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This is the first true crime book I’ve read in a while, and I loved it! Brilliantly written and researched, and it actually helped catch a serial killer, which is really cool.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I’d been saving this one because I knew I’d love it, and I was right. This quickly became one of my favorite plays. Seeing it live definitely didn’t hurt, either.
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I am a huge fan of Uprooted, so I was highly anticipating this book. This was such a great fantasy novel, based on one of my favorite fairy tales, and I loved it.
- Factfulness by Hans Rosling. I’ve come to accept that anything recommended by Bill Gates is going to be great, and this was no exception. It’s all about how the world doesn’t suck as much as we think it does, which I definitely needed. Because the world seems awful right about now. This book helped change my perspective for the better.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have no idea why I put off reading this for so long, because it was incredible. Easily one of my favorite books of the year, and I think it’s safe to say this made my all-time favorites list.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad summer. I may not have read as much s I wanted to, but I still managed to fit some great books in. I’m really excited for fall reading, though.
What’s your favorite summer read from this year?