Hey there, Book Nerds!
I hope you’re having a good summer so far. Granted, things are more limited than usual at the moment due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a decent summer. Every year I get three summer book lists going: YA, Fiction, and Nonfiction. You may have already check out the YA list already and here, I’ve got the fiction list for you. With a mixture of old and new that are awaiting release as well a selection of series, there’s enough to keep you busy all summer long. Enjoy!
Odd Thomas series
Author: Dean Koontz
There are a couple of things that Odd Thomas is sure of in life. One, he and Stormy Llewellyn are destined to be together forever. A fortune card told him so. Also, he can see ghosts and when he does, by god, he does something about it. He helps them and occasionally he also stops horrific events from becoming so much more tragic than they could be, though it can come at a stifling price.
Shades of Magic series
Author: V. E. Schwab
One of the last magicians of Antari, Kell has the rare ability to travel to parallel Londons. Crazy, right? But, after an exchange goes awry, he gets lucky in escaping to Grey London where he meets Delilah Bard. The two are set upon a journey to save all world, but they’ll have to survive treacherous magic and people if they hope to succeed.
Shakespeare For Squirrels
Author: Christopher Moore
After Fool and Serpent of Venice, Shakespeare’s and Moore”s delightful and cockeyed-humorous jester, Pocket sets out on another adventure. This time he diddles around in the mischief of tricks and faeries in a parody of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (I’M SO FECKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE! IT’S MY FAVORITE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE…I just wish it wasn’t overly expensive as it is now. Still, I can’t wait to get my fingers on it.)
Author: Joe Hill
Victoria McQueen has a talent for finding lost things. You name and she could probably come across it all mysterious-like. Charlie Manx has a unique way with children, taking them for rides in his 1938 Wraith with the vanity plate: N0S4A2 to a place he calls “Christmasland”. When Vic goes out searching one day, she find Manx, but that was forever ago. Now, grown up, Vic has worked hard to forget about Manx and how she was the only child to excape him. Problem is, Manx hasn’t forgotten about her. Not at all…
Also, this was adapted for TV and is getting ready to start season 2 on June 28th, 2020 on AMC.
The Vampire Chronicles series
Author: Anne Rice
A deep, dark, enthralling series on infamous vampires, telling their tales as they move ageless through time. Trial and tribulations with dark forces and undeniable creatures that one simply couldn’t imagine.
A Thousand Moons
Author: Sebastian Barry
A story of memory and identity taking place in the aftermath of the Civil War. A girl, Winona Cole must find herself and her way as an orphan growing up on a farm in West Tennessee. With her adoptive father, his brother in arms, and two freed slaves, they scrape to make a living on the Lige Magan farm. They work to break free of the past and forget it, but the state is still tainted by its legacy but when Winona and another are brutally attacked, she takes up arms, and with the courage of her mother, goes out to seek justice.
Author: Catherine Steadman
A mysterious man with no identification and no memory is found on a British beach. He quickly draws attention from all around. Dr. Emma is invited to asses him and she discovers that the man does recall one thing. Something from her past she doesn’t wish to look back on.
The Vanished Birds
Author: Simon Jimenez
Nia Imani is a woman out of place and out of time. She’s worked her whole life, living for the next paycheck while everyone around her builds a life. Then she meets a mysterious boy. He doesn’t speak but communicates through the music he plays on a wooden flute. Instantly, Nia knows she wants him; to take care of him and give him a home. But, so does the past;
Author: Josh Malerman
The thrilling sequel of Bird Box! Now, get a chance to confront dangers of the changed world from Malorie’s perspective.
There are so many good choices. I know I’m pretty psyched for more than a couple of these. Have a happy and busy reading summer!
More to come soon…
Thoughts? A book you’re looking forward to reading this summer? Let’s chat in the comments below!