My Summer Reading List

I’m never one to schedule out what I’m going to read. I like a little flexibility with my reading. Sometimes you just have a feeling to read a certain kind of book, ya know? Or your library request finally comes in 🙂 But I often pull together a bit of a queue that I know I’ll want to read in the near future. It is a mix of new releases and older books that I just haven’t gotten to yet. So here is what I’m putting on my list for summer!

My Summer Reading List: Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers, City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Stone Sky By N.K. Jemisin, Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee | Puppies & Pretties

My Summer Reading List

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza: This is a YA sci-fi book that sounds darn good (and a pretty cover!). I mean, the back cover has this: “a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.” Sign me up!

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: This one was all the rage when it first came out and I’ve wanted to pick it up, but just never got around to it. I finally bought it last month and it will definitely be the one I read for when I’m in the mood for a post-apocolyptic adventure.

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers: This is a space opera with a woman that ran away to be a gun-runner when she is the last heir to a throne until she is brought back to her “rightful” place. Sounds like there is all sorts of politicking, a bad-ass protagonist and all around fun story.

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett: The final book in a trilogy (seriously go read the first ones, City of Stairs is amazing!) has me kind of sad that it will be over, but I can’t wait to read this one. I just looked and can’t believe I haven’t recommended this series before. It has politicking, magic, the divine, and amazing characters.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman: I’ll be honest, I’ve never read Gaiman before and didn’t even have him on my radar until the promos for the TV based on this book started running. But it looks like it would be right up my alley and of course I would want to read it before checking out the show.

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin: Another final book in a trilogy, I’m anxiously awaiting August for this one. I read the first book in the series for the TBB book club (see my review here). A world in what is essentially an apocalypse, a mother and daughter hold the key to either saving the world or destroying it forever.

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray: Another space young adult book, two main characters that would normally be enemies must work together. But as the book goes on, they begin to question everything they have learned.

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee: I obviously have an affinity for space this summer. This space opera has won all sorts of awards and is supposed to be amazingly written. Good news is the second book of the trilogy also comes out this summer!

What do you plan to read this summer?



23 thoughts on “My Summer Reading List

  1. Leighann Hall

    I just realized that they’ve come out with a show for American Gods! Glad it’s on your list, I loved it! Thanks for all of the recs!

  2. Katherine @ Slightly Savvy

    Okay this is so exciting because I think we have really similar tastes in books !! Have you read the Court of Thornes and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas? She just came out with the 3rd and final book this week.

    Empress of A Thousand Skies looks really good! I’ll give it a try.

  3. Tayler

    Neil Gaiman also wrote Stardust and Coraline, which I’ve read both and seen both movies. So, I want to read American Gods.

  4. Shani Ogden

    I did a summer reading list last year and loved it! I read most of what was on it, but of course had to throw in a few that weren’t. I’m doing it again this summer but am still gathering titles.

  5. Carly Blogs Here

    You have such a great roundup of books! I keep saying I’m going to read something by Neil Gaiman, and I need to finally make it a priority sometime this year.

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