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My Lit List: “Summer”-y Books I Want to Read

So this week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is our summer TBR. I have way too many NetGalley reads pending and reviews that are overdue to count; so I decided to pick a whole new set of books instead and ended up with many more books on my TBR!! My take on this theme – books that have the word ‘summer’ in the titled that I would love to read. I tried my very best and whittled it down to ten from almost twenty books!! So here is My Lit List: “Summer”-y Books I Want to Read…

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My Lit List: “Summer”-y Books I Want to Read

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Midsummer’s Mayhem

Title: Midsummer’s Mayhem
Author: Rajani LaRocca
Length: 352 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction/ Asian & Asian American Books, Folk Tales & Myths (8 – 12 years, and up)
Publisher: Yellow Jacket (June 11th 2019)

Why I Want to Read This: I read another book by the author recently and enjoyed it a lot. So I am definitely ready for another book by LaRocca; and that cover!!

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

Freedom Summer

Title: Freedom Summer
Author: Deborah Wiles / Illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue
Length: 32 pages
Genre:  Children’s American Historical Fiction (4 – 8 years, and up)
Publisher: Aladdin (January 1, 2005)

Why I Want to Read This: I recall reading about this book a while ago and was drawn to it. This promises to be a sweet and powerful story of friendship.

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

Title: The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
Author: Daven McQueen
Length: 312 pages
Genre:   Teen & Young Adult/ Historical Fiction, Racism and Prejudice (12 – 17 years, and up)
Publisher: Wattpad Books (June 16th 2020)

Why I Want to Read This:

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Summer Term at St Clare’s

Title: Summer Term at St Clare’s
Author: Enid Blyton /Cover Illustration: Paul Catherall
Length: 150 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction/ Boarding School (7 – 9 years, and up)
Publisher: pictured edition: May 1996 by Egmont Childrens Books (first published 1943)

Why I Want to Read This: Despite having grown up on a steady diet of Blytons, I somehow missed this series so I think it is high time I read it!!

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer

Title: Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer
Author: Ali Maier / Illustrator: Joanna Robinson 
Length: 208 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction/ Sibling Books (9 – 12 years, and up)
Publisher: Erie Island Media; 1st edition (October 15, 2013)

Why I Want to Read This: Seems like a fun read, and maybe I will attempt something like this with my teens this summer? With my older one headed off to college in fall, this might be a good fun bonding exercise for them?? What do you think?

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

Summer Moonshine

Title: Summer Moonshine
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Length: 288 pages
Genre:  Contemporary Literature & Fiction
Publisher: July 2nd 1991 by Penguin Books (first published October 8th 1937)

Why I Want to Read This: I read a couple of Wodehouse books ages ago but somehow never got around to reading more of his books. Though I always had it in the back of my mind to get to it, so this might be a good one to restart Wodehouse-ing.

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

All Summer in a Day

Title: All Summer in a Day
Author: Ray Bradbury
Length: 4 pages
Genre: Science fiction/Dystopia

Why I Want to Read This: Technically, this is a short story but a) it is typical Bradbury, and b) well, I simply know I want to read it (the description is sure to tempt you in as well if the Bradbury name doesn’t!)

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

Summer Sisters

Title: Summer Sisters
Author: Judy Blume
Length: 399 pages
Genre:  Contemporary Literature & Fiction
Publisher:  Bantam (May 27, 2003)

Why I Want to Read This: It is Judy Blume after all. And while I don’t think I have reviewed any of her books on my blog, I have enjoyed a couple (I think?!) But anyway, my kids have enjoyed her children’s books for sure; and if I am yet to read her books, why not start with this one for adults? Right??

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

Summer People

Title: Summer People
Author: Elin Hildenbrand
Length: 352 pages
Genre:  Romance Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, June 26th 2012 (first published May 30th 2003)

Why I Want to Read This: So I first read a book by Hilderbrand last year and while I was not wowed by it, the number of books by her that seem to make it to the number 1 spot often are high enough not to be ignored. And I did plan to read more by her, so Summer People might just be it.

Get it here: Amazon  || Book Depository 

A Small Slice of Summer

Title: A Small Slice of Summer
Author: Betty Neals
Length: 217 pages
Genre:  Romance Fiction
Publisher: Harlequin Readers’ Choice, February 2001 (first published 1975)

Why I Want to Read This: I recall reading Betty Neels when I first started reading romance novels, aka, Mills and Boons. One of my neighbors had many of these books with her and I spent many hours reading these books from her home library! But I don’t recall this one. Time for taking a step back in, well, time!

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Dear reader, have you read any of the featured books? If yes, would love to hear your thoughts on them! Are any other books with ‘summer’ in the title that you recommend reading? As always, would love comments and feedback on the post itself

13 thoughts on “My Lit List: “Summer”-y Books I Want to Read

  1. Thank you for sharing your summer reading list! I like that you include books for children/teens as well as some for grown-ups. Freedom Summer caught my attention; that will be great for my daughter!

  2. I am always looking for new books to read. This list really helps me decide what to look for next!! Thank you so much!!

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