It’s one of my favorite days of the year: the eighth annual Summer Reading Guide is here!
Summer is made for reading, and my goal in this guide is to help you discover the books that are perfect for you. You’ll find great books, all carefully selected with the tastes of MMD readers in mind. I’ve tried to give you some fabulous reads that probably aren’t on your radar, as well as some hot summer releases readers everywhere are buzzing about.
I read hundreds of books (yes, really!) to choose this year’s titles. The result is a user-friendly guide that whittles the overwhelming array of readerly options down to just 30 titles. Every book in there has earned its spot, and I’ve personally read them all, front to back. I can vouch for them, and answer any questions you have. In every description, I give you the information you need to help you decide if that book sounds like a good fit for you.
This year we’re doing things a bit differently. I wanted to create and share an immersive summer reading guide that is beautiful to look at, easy to reference, and packed full of extra information to make your summer reading the best it’s ever been. To accomplish this, we formatted the guide as a PDF in the style of an e-magazine. It turned out wonderfully and I hope you’re as pleased with the results as I am.
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Readers, I hope you find a book (or twelve) you LOVE on this list.
If you find something great in the Summer Reading Guide, would you spread the book love? Share on your favorite social media platform or with your favorite bookish friends. Our official hashtags are #summerstooshort—because summer is too short to read books you don’t love—and #IdRatherBeReading, because we’re all book lovers here. (Follow me on Instagram at @annebogel and the podcast at @whatshouldireadnext for summer reading goodness all season long.)
Happy summer, and happy reading!
P.S. There’s plenty more bookish content ahead this summer. On Tuesday, What Should I Read Next? Episode 185 is a deep dive into the Summer Reading Guide. The 5-book minimalist Summer Reading Guide is also coming next week! (Check out last year’s version while you wait.) The Book Club has some amazing summer selections. And if that’s not enough, I’ll also be sharing Hot Summer Books and our first ever Summer Romance Picks soon! We’ve got a great season ahead of us.