Ten Books You Will Want To Add To Your End Of Summer Reading List
Get ready to add some good books to your summer reading list.
Summer isn’t over just yet! I have rounded up a few good books to read while you are lounging by the pool, kicked back on the patio, or maybe snuggled up in your favorite chair.
I personally don’t have a lot planned for this summer. After vacationing with the family, my goal is to curl up with as many books as I can. Here are a few at the top of my list.
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter
In Karin Slaughter’s latest suspense novel, Detective Will Trent must discover who is behind the kidnapping of a scientist for the Center of Disease Control, and figure out if it’s the same person who’s responsible for a bombing in the neighborhood that houses the CDC, two hospitals, and a major university. When the woman he loves -medical examiner Sara Linton goes missing, the investigation takes a personal turn.
Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon
On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer’s twin sister, Summer, walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again. The door to the roof is locked, and the snow holds only one set of footprints. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing Black woman, Autumn must pursue the search for her sister all on her own.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
This is an oldie, but goodie that is worth revisiting if you’ve read it in the past.
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.
A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Alisha Rai returns with the first book in her sizzling new Modern Love series, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance, all while tackling the issues of politics, race, and gender.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative of two boys whose lives were forever changed after being sentenced to a hellish reform school during the Jim Crow era.
The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem
To Leila Abid’s traditional Indian parents, finding a husband is as easy as match, meet, marry.
But for Leila, a marriage of arrangement clashes with her lifelong dreams of a Bollywood romance, where real love happens before marriage, not the other way around. So she decides it’s time to stop dreaming and start dating.
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
We go back to the 1950s, following the lives of two sisters, both then and now. They attempt to navigate the ever-changing world around them, and like Weiner’s other novels, this one is simply a page-turner.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
When Jules Larsen takes a new job as an apartment sitter, she has no clue that she’ll eventually try to solve the disappearance of her coworker.
This heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York’s oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost her more than it pays.
Searching For Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
In Jean Kwok’s latest novel, a Chinese immigrant family comes to terms with its darkest secrets after the eldest daughter, Sylvie, goes missing. Her younger, more fearful sister Amy attempts to find her, traveling to the Netherlands, where Sylvie was last seen. But Amy quickly finds more questions surrounding Sylvie’s disappearance than she does answers.
What books would you add to this list?
Michael David Oyco
Not that of a bookworm but “The Bluest Eye” seems quite interesting. The only book I kind of read is the bible. 😉
Nice list..! Thanks for all the suggestions, I will definitely add them to my reading list.
Like your suggestions for books to read. I love reading but usually get lost as to which book to pick whenever I go to the book store. I rely on suggestions made by other readers.
Those look like some good reads! Right now I’m reading some Christian books and listening to the Obesity Code. I like to have several reads going at once.
I LOVED Lock Every Door. Although it didn’t replace my favorite of Riley Sager’s books, it was still awesome And I’ll have to check out the new Karin Slaughter book!
I’m always enjoying all sorts of thriller and detective books so the Last Widow would be my first favorite followed by Lock Every Door. Andsince I’m always reading two books a week, I would use those on my reading list.
Crickette, The Things I Have to Say
I haven’t read any of these books, but I am curious about Searching for Sylvie Lee. I’ll get an ebook of this one.
I’ve been looking to do a round-up of good books to read in the autumn! My friends and I recently started up a book club, so this is perfect.
I remember reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison when I was a kid and it still remains as one of my favorite books of all times! Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon sounds like a book I need to add to my list.
These novels all look really interesting! I love reading books on a plane, on the beach, or on a Saturday afternoon!
Reading novels used to be my first love until I am hooked with writing on my blogs. I wish to try one of these suggestions one of these days.
Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy)
I haven’t read any of these books. I usually go for horror books or fantasy. At the moment I read Stand by Stephen King
The Nickel Boys is my all time favorite.
Thanks for including that in the list.
I was looking for a new book to read, so thank you!
I just finished up my book so I needed a new one. Great list! Adding a few to my que now!
Stuff Around The Web
I am not a regular book reader but I would Love to Read “American Spy” this summer, actually winter is coming soon!
I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations. American Spy sounds like an interesting premise. I’ll have to add it to my list!
what an article full of information, this is really helpful, i got a lot of ideas, thanks for sharing :))
I’m always on the look for new books to read. Some of these sound really interesting. I will have to check them out.
These books are totally new to me. I am bookmarking this post and adding these books to my TBR. Thanks for sharing 🙂