My 2017 Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List for 2017 Graphic

This post can alternately be called “Please Let Me Read All Day While Swinging In a Hammock and Sipping A Cold Drink” but that would be too long.

My list is short but these are the books that I want to read over these hot summer months.

Summer Reading List 2017

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
American War by Omar El Akkad
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Perennials by Mandy Berman
The Party by Robyn Harding
The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

This summer I aimed for page-turners and then added the one book about summer camp. I can’t attend camp this year because of the shows my daughter is in but the student ministry leaves this weekend and I am so sad to not be going with them. I just HAD to add a summer camp book to the pile.

Are you making a list? If so, what’s the one book that you know will be on it?

29 thoughts on “My 2017 Summer Reading List”

    1. I am really looking forward to the Gypsy Moth Summer. I read another book of hers and loved it. I am on the tour for Gypsy too and will have one book to giveaway.

  1. Love your list, I think I have all of those on my shelf or on my kindle. I want to make a list this year, even though I never seem to follow my lists. I think it’ll be fun. Plus, it will get me thinking about the summer. A hammock and cold drink sounds like bliss. Enjoy your books!!

    1. Make a list! It doesn’t need to be that long. Or even just one book you are looking forward to! I love lists!

  2. I just got Perennials and I can’t wait to see if it brings back memories of my own summer camps as a kid,it’s perfect for summer reading I think. I’m super curious about American War so I’ll look forward to your review!

    1. When I was a kid, I had no hope of ever attending camp so when I got to attend as a leader last year, it was wonderful in so many ways. I can’t go this year so maybe a book about camp will tide me over until next year. Maybe.

  3. I loved American War, but Woman No. 17 and Perennials, not quite as much. (For me, both lacked focus.) I’ll be interested to see your thoughts on all of them. Enjoy your summer reading. The hammock and cold drink while enjoying a great story sounds perfect!

  4. I really want to get to American War. I’ve heard meh things about the new Lepucki so that dropped down on my list. So many good books this summer.

    1. I thought Lepuki’s last book was so-so. I was surprised to add this new one after the other one but the subject matter appealed to me. I am in a weird reading mood this summer.

      1. I thought Lepuki’s first book was rather meh too. I received a print galley but have yet to read it. I kept it because it sounded good to me too. This is his last chance though. If it is not thrilling, I’m done with him.

  5. This is an interesting list…other than the War book it looks like a list I would make…and actually I read the party and perennials and will be reading woman # 17 soon…I started and then stopped Into The Water…mostly because of the reviews but I will pick it up again. I have no list…I am a random reader! Enjoy…I seriously will be curious about your thoughts on the party…

    1. I read your review of Perennials and although you didn’t love it, I still added it for the summer camp aspect. I am soooo missing summer camp this year. It was such a hard experience for me but I was so glad I did it. I wanted to go again and experience it without a thrown-out back this time! Climbing to my cabin was torture with a thrown-out back. The canoe, it was all a challenge.

  6. I haven’t made an official list of reading for the summer, but I did check out 10 YA books from my school’s library to keep me going in addition to the adult books on my TBR shelf.

    1. I like YA now and then. They seem to be pretty similar plots though which is why I don’t read them all that often.

  7. I just finished Woman No. 17 – it took me a while to get into it but overall not bad. I have a few of yours on my TBR list as well….The Party and Perennials.

    1. Did you read California by Lepucki? I felt like that one fell flat so I was holding off on Woman No. 17 but people seem to have mixed feelings about it. Some love 17 some don’t.

  8. Once I get past the wedding, I’ll be looking at page turners and lighter fare. My brain is already too distracted to focus on anything to in-depth.

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