My Top 10 Summer Reading List 2015 Picks

Summer Reading List 2015 from Seriously, Sarah?

I have been letting reading challenges dictate a lot of my reading choices, and likely, I probably still will. However, if I were to disregard all challenges, these would be the 10 novels on my Summer Reading List 2015! These aren’t the latest, greatest, or even classic beach reads. Just 10 books that I’d like to knock out this summer.

Don’t forget to stop by the bottom and let me know what you’re reading this summer, so I can get a few more ideas!

Linking up with Broke and Bookish for Top 10 Tuesday.

Second Life

second life

I know the reviews on Goodreads aren’t great right now, but I loved the author’s first novel so much that I absolutely want to read this one. I picked this one up on Audible since my credits were piling up.

The Book Thief

the book thief

I’ve had this novel sitting on my shelf for awhile. And by sitting on my shelf, I mean, I have the audio. It’s kind of long, but I really want to listen. I know that it’s supposed to be a wonderful novel. I will finally get to it!

How to Talk to a Widower

how to talk to a widower

I think this is the last Jonathan Tropper novel that I need to read. I have at least enjoyed, if not loved, every novel that I’ve read by him. I can’t wait to read it this summer. Actually, I listened to all of the other novels, but this was the only one that I picked up in paperback instead, so it will be interesting to read. I had a harder time listening to some of the novels because the narrator was the same guy who did Atlas Shrugged and a bunch of other novels.

How to Be Both

how to be both

I always like to peruse the Man Booker prize long list and this novel caught my eye last year. While this novel seems a little dense, I do think it seems interesting. It seemed too confusing to listen to, so I’m going to try to read the ebook. We’ll see how that goes.

The Invisible Circus

The Invisible Circus

I thought that A Visit from the Goon Squad was one of the most innovative novels that I had ever read. I picked up a used copy of The Invisible Circus and can’t wait to read more of Egan’s work. I was able to get this one through Paperback Swap (I think…) so I’ll see how reading, rather than listening goes, first.

The Nightingale

the nightingale

This newly released novel definitely caught my attention. I picked up an audio version.

The House at Riverton

the house at riverton

This is a Kate Morton novel that I haven’t read, yet! I have decided that I will read this one. My mom listened to the audio and loved it, so I decided to listen to it. After this, I will still need to read The Distant Hours. Oh, and her new release this fall!

Modern Romance

modern romance

Who doesn’t love Aziz Ansari? I can’t wait to read his take on modern relationships. They confuse me. I still don’t know how I ended up married. Insert over-medicated joke

Call the Midwife

call the midwife

My aunt and lots of other people have gushed about this novel. So, I guess I will read this over the summer!

Last Night in Montreal

last night in montreal

I absolutely loved Station Eleven, so I picked up some used novels by the same author. I hope to read some, including Last Night in Montreal over the summer.

What is on your Summer Reading List 2015?

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  • I have had The Book Thief of my Kindle forever…I really need to read it! The Nightingale looks so good too. I have had The House at Riverton on bookshelf for quite a while because I like Kate Morton so much I wanted to save a book to read. I’m so excited for The Lake House! 🙂

    • My best friend from college said that she put off reading The Book Thief for her adolescent lit class and had to read it at the last minute, which wasn’t a problem because she it was so good that she couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read/listen this summer!
      I need to read The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours, but someone told me The Distant Hours wasn’t very good. I just “found” Morton last year, but her books are all kind of similar, so I’m trying to spread them out!

  • I’m re-reading all of the Harry Potters! When I saw they were included in my free trial of Kindle Unlimited, I jumped on the chance!

    • I never read the last one!!!! I cried so hard at the end of the second to last one that I waited several weeks before reading the last chapter. I should probably read the last one… I really do love Harry Potter!

  • The Book Thief has been on my shelf for far too long, too.

  • I love The Book Thief! I am also intrigued by The Nightingale – can’t wait to hear whether you like it so I can decide whether to add it to my reading list as well!

    • Yeah, I’ll definitely post a review 🙂 I picked up The Nightingale at the library. Can’t wait to hear it.

  • The Book Thief is a really good one! A few of these are on my list too. I’m currently listening to/reading Leaving Time and Eat, Pray, Love (mostly to determine if I love or hate it because I have been told it’s one or the other haha)

    • I was going to read Leaving Time, but then I saw it had something to do with Elephants, which turned me off… hahaha. I didn’t read Eat, Pray, Love, but I did read another novel that she wrote. I liked it at first because it was a period piece, but then it got… weird..! I was sad because the time period was awesome and the writing was great. It was like I was living in the really interesting house.

      • My favorite part about the book is the elephant aspect! She does such great research and it’s really interesting!

  • I can’t wait to read! I think I’m going to get the audio when it comes out tomorrow. My husband, who doesn’t like to read very much at all, is excited for it!

  • Loved the Book Thief! Some books I want to finally get to this summer are Anna Karinina, Wonder and I want to re-read The Hobbit!

  • Sadly, I haven’t planned any books for my summer reading. You’ve inspired me to find something!

  • I’m working on 5 different reading challenges at the moment, and yes, they are dictating my life. I have to remind myself that no matter how much I love the challenges and how much I love making lists and accomplishing everything on that list, it’s okay to deviate. It’s okay to pick up a book, any book, that interests me and read it. It doesn’t have to count towards a challenge. 🙂

  • I’m bummed about the reviews of Second Life, as I also loved Before I Go To Sleep and was really looking forward to read it. I may have to wait for your review 😉

  • hey girl! hope all is well 🙂 i really hope you love the book thief when you get to it, it’s one of my faves of all time!

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  • I was just getting ready to research books to read this summer and came across your post! This is a great reading list and I can’t wait to start reading again now that I have some time!

  • MOMentous Mom; Perfectionist

    I am currently reading Wayward Pines and I love it. I like to read books that are made into a TV show or movie so I am very excited. These are excellent suggestions. I am so glad summer is here for some more reading time!