Monday, June 3, 2013

10(+) Books For Your 2013 Summer Reading List

There's a lot going on this summer.  We're going to need some reads that are out of the ordinary to get us through the heat, yes?  Here are some books that are on my summer reading list, that you might consider for yours as well:

1) The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd.  The Island of Dr. Moreau from Dr. Moreau's estranged teenage daughter's point of view.

2) The Language Inside by Holly Thompson. A novel in verse about an American girl raised in Japan returning to the United States during her high school years.

3) The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler. Jude's sisters made her swear (with candles and oaths and whatnot) to never date a Vargas boy.  But then her path is thrust into the path of one and her defenses start to crumble.

4) The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel. Love and the sacrifices that recent high school grads will make for it.  Apparently in the Eat, Pray, Love style.

5) Burning by Elana K. Arnold.  The cover says: Small-town boy.  Gypsy girl  Desert summer.  Enough for me.

6) Sanctum by Sarah Fine. "On my first day at Warwick High School, if you'd told me I would choose to go to hell for any of the students, let alone Warwick's queen bee, I would have laughed."  That's the first line.

7) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.  A second in the Lunar Chronicles trilogy, set in a cyborg-existing future where fairytales take on a pretty awesome twist.  This one shifts perspectives and I can't wait to dive in. (Here's where a + comes in... read Cinder if you haven't already.)

8) The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan. Gargoyles.  Need I say more?

9) Rampant by Diane Peterfreund. Killer unicorns (+ this series includes Ascendant and Errant).  These books have been out for quite some time, but I have not had the pleasure of diving in, even though they've been on my shelf for what seems like ever.

10) Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger.  A finishing school for girls set in the same world as Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series.  So, steampunk, supernaturals, and it sounds like espionage and fighting.

What books are on your summer reading list?