The 2022 annual

Summer Reading Guide

Our ELEVENTH annual
Summer Reading Guide is here!

Join me for a
Summer of Reading!

Hi, I’m Anne, author, reader, summer reading enthusiast. My goal on Modern Mrs Darcy and What Should I Read Next is to help you find books that are right for you, and the Summer Reading Guide is no different. For ten years, I’ve been pulling together these Summer Reading Guides specifically with the tastes of MMD readers in mind.

I’ve tried to offer fabulous reads that probably aren’t on your radar, as well as my take on hot summer releases. Most importantly I’ve sought to describe these books in such a way that you’ll be able to recognize which books are right for you for the season to come.

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Enter your email below to download the 2022 Summer Reading Guide. I’ll also send you new book lists and reading updates for summer and beyond.

"The SRG is my official kick off to summer—can’t wait!"

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"I love the Summer Reading Guide so much I actually logged in while my family rode Space Mountain at Disneyland."

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We authorize readers to print one copy of the guide for personal use only. We’ve included a permission to that effect on the copyright page of the guide. If you choose to have the guide professionally printed, be sure to show them that permission.

I know many of you like to print your copy of the Summer Reading Guide and mark it up—we do too, which is why we created more interactive features this year.

I ask for mine to be printed as a booklet with saddle stitch binding (that just means it will be stapled together like a magazine). Please note that printing prices have increased significantly over the past two years. This year my team has found that local, smaller printers tend to be more affordable than larger chains like Kinkos, so I recommend getting a couple of quotes before you spend more than $20 to print your copy!

If you’re printing at home, be sure to use a PDF viewer (as opposed to Preview) or some of the pictures may not print clearly. We know that Acrobat Reader works well. You can install Acrobat Reader here.

Wondering where your guide is?

The Summer Reading Guide was mailed out to existing subscribers Monday May 23th at 9:00 a.m. If you signed up after that time on this page, your guide will be sent immediately afterwards.

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Meet Anne

Anne Bogel is an author, podcast and book club host, and the creator of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy. Anne approaches old, familiar ideas from new and fresh angles and she is well known by readers, authors, and publishers as a tastemaker. Her podcast What Should I Read Next? Is a popular show devoted to literary matchmaking, bibliotherapy, and all things books and reading. She also helps people learn to read better, together in Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club. Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, four children, and a yellow lab named Daisy.