Summer Booklist 2021 – Fiction Edition

Hey there, book lovers!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Summer book lists! I love doing this every year because I even find books to put on my own TBR or share ones that I believe would make great summer reads, really take you on a ride. Some may be freshly released and some may be

The Walking Dead series
Author: Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga
Walking Dead Wiki

Whether a fan of the show or you just love zombies, this a total hit and a good series to take up a part of your summer. Following a whole new set of characters, this series really open up the TWD Universe. Though this is the traditional novel and not graphic novel, the gore is still ever present.

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Lisey’s Story
Author: Stephen King
Goodreads

With the show being released this year on Apple TV, this is one you can read then watch. Lisey, recently widowed from her husband, Scott, an award-winning novelist, she knows he was a complicated man. He did his work in a way that she couldn’t totally understand and there were things she didn’t know. Now, going to the place where he did it all, Boo’ya Moon, she’ll face his secrets and his demons in the fatal darkness that consumed him.

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The Last Werewolf Trilogy
Author: Glen Duncan
Amazon

Dark, broody, and werewolves. Be honest, you’ve missed it a little bit? Just me? That’s fine, too. LOL.

Jacob has wandered the earth, enslaved to his curse and as he contemplates ending it all he’s thrust back into the pursuit of life after a violent murder and extraordinary meeting.

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Velvet Was the Night
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Goodreads

1970s, Mexico City. Maite lives for the latest issue of Secret Romance and all of the passion and danger it holds. When her next-door neighbor disappears under suspicious circumstances Maite takes it upon herself to search for her. But, somebody else is looking for her, too. Elvis, with his own goon squad, who watches Maite from a distance becomes obsessed with her and that she shares his love and music and unspoken words of the heart. Together, they discover more than the truth about Leonora’s disappearance but how dangerous it is for them to be looking.

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House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Barnes & Noble

Starting with a tattoo artist that found a collection of writing, research, strange happenings based on a house on Ash Tree Lane that seems to be growing on the inside through a dark clost that turninto a hallway and then a much bigger abyss of darkness. As the happenings grow stranger and darker in the writing-script/book/research? Johnny is experiencing his own darkness. Nightmares, something haunting him, seeking to take him over.

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Project Hail Mary
Author: Andy Weir
Goodreads

Rylan grace is the sole survivor of a mission that’s the last chance for humanity and Earth itself, but at the moment, he doesn’t know that. In fact, he can’t even remember is own name. With nothing but corpses to accompany him and his memories taking their sweet time returning, he must do the impossible, but luckily, he gains an unexpected ally. A journey of discovery and survival awaits.

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Honeycomb
Author: Joanne M. Harris, Charles Vess
Simon & Schuster

A book that’s been years in the making where original fairy tales of dreams and nightmares collides with phenomenal art. Unique unto its own.

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Peaces
Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Goodreads

To commemorate their declaration of love, Otto and Xavier go on a trip on a sleeper train, bringing their pet mongoose along. The trip seems to be too good to be true as they realize they’re the only ones onboard aside from a secretive woman that shares a surprising message. The two begin to realize all the small clues they catch and questions that pile up are leading to connections with their pasts, giving them the ultimate meaning of truly being seen by another person.

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The Plot
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Goodreads

Jacob Finch Bonner’s life is going downhill. Once a promising young novelist, he now teaches at a third-rate MFA program. But when his most arrogant student, Evan tells him he doesn’t need his help because the plot to his book is a sure thing, Jake dismisses it. He comes back to it when he discovers that Evan died some time later and didn’t finish the book…bot the story has to be told. AS he rides the wave of success from the book, he receives an e-mail calling him a thief. As he tries to hide what he’s done, he begins to dig a little about Evan and what he finds surprises and terrifies him. He begins to wonder how Evan came up with this sure thing novel and who this story really belongs to.

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Gunnie Rose series
Author: Charlaine Harris
Amazon

In a fractured United States magic is accepted but mistrusted. Lizbeth Rose takes up a job as a gunnie for a couple of wizards. Well-renowned with her talents, Lizbeth and the wizards are traveling across small border town near Mexico in search of a magic practitioner that could save a life. The trio have a hard journey ahead of them as it becomes clear that somebody doesn’t want them to succeed. Whatever force is behind this doesn’t know that Lizbeth never fails.

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More to come soon…

  -K.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Booklist 2021 – Fiction Edition

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  1. You have a packed list of books! Are you a fast reader? I’m more on the slow side for reading. I started “House of Leaves” years ago and was blown away by the imaginativeness of it. I think I got swamped with work and lost my focus on the book. It’d be nice to get back to that someday.

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    1. I actually haven’t read all of them but they are on my list. I just recently completed House Of Leaves. I’ve noticed with some people it’s either a bore or a terror. Many gripping parts in my opinion. I liked it quite a bit.

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