Michille: Summer Reading Lists

Research Isn't Just for HistoricalsAlternative title: Like our TBR Piles Aren’t Big Enough

I’m going to piggy-back on Nancy’s post from Memorial Day Weekend, which is generally viewed as the unofficial start of summer. In my county, we are in the midst of another one – high school graduation week (there are 7 high schools in the county) – so the summer starts for them now. Only two of these lists are specifically romance but most include at least one. One surprise is that there is very little overlap on these lists. Usually there are a couple of books that are on everyone’s list. Not this year, except maybe Circe – that’s been on a couple.

I found a good list at Barnes & Noble. It isn’t specific to romance, but gives suggestions under headings such as Books Everyone Should Read, Stories of Other Cultures, Series Binge Reads (buy 2, get 3rd free – I like that), First Love, and of course, Exciting New Books in Time for Summer (Nora Roberts gets a nod here). If you’re looking for an eclectic list, this is a good one.

The New York Times has a great Summer Reading list with categories like Thrillers, True Crime, The Great Outdoors, and Romance. I’ve already read Eloisa James’ Too Wilde to Wed (meh) and want to read Sarah MacLean’s Wicked and the Wallflower. A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe looks interesting, but I can’t remember if I’ve ever read anything by her. There are some other ones that look like real page-turners like the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America.

The New York Public Library has a Book List with a mix of genres, but Elizabeth Lowell is included in this one along with a Stephanie Evanovich.

And last, but not least, I had to throw a strictly romance list in. 23 of the Biggest Romance Books Coming in 2018 has a bunch on it that I either have already read or plan to. BookBub also has a 12 New Books for Nora Roberts Fans Coming This Spring. And another BookBub list: 12 Great Books Where Women Save the Day.

Happy reading!

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