I've been working on this list for a while. The hardest thing for me has been figuring out what mood I'm in for reading. There have been times in my life where I wanted to be really challenged by my reading, and then times where I wanted to read really old traditional literature, and then times when I wanted young adults books, and times when I wanted chick-lit. I'm finding myself currently wanting things that require very little thought to read them. I just want to escape in my reading and just read something quick and funny and simple. So keep that in mind when you read this list. I'm aware these aren't all great works of literature. I'm okay with it right now.
First of all, there are several books coming out this summer that are the next books in a series I've already read.
by Deborah E. Harkness
Release date: July 10, 2012
The first book in the series is A Discovery of Witches. It's kind-of like an adult version of Twilight, but in a good way. It's not adult version like True Blood. I can't deal with all that. But it's adult version in that it goes back through history and connects vampires and witches with different important people in history. It's just really interesting how it pieces it all together. So this book is the second in the series and I've been looking forward to it ever since I finished the first one!
by Lauren Kate
Release date: June 12, 2012
This is the fourth book in the Fallen series. The first three are Fallen, Torment, and Passion. They're all about fallen angels and they again connect fallen angels throughout history and they begin with the actual original fall, which I think is really interesting.
Then there are several I want to read that aren't involved in a series I've already read.
by Erin Morgenstern
This one has been recommended to me several times and I got it for Christmas this year, but I never did actually read it. I am going to sit down and read it sometime this summer.
by Kiera Cass
This is going to be a show on the CW or something later this year, so I thought I would go ahead and read it just to see what I think!
by Lauren Oliver
This book comes up on recommendation lists for me all the time! That's how I found Divergent, so I figured I'd give it a try.
I haven't decided which ones I'll read yet. I have never read one of her books, so I want to try one first. Options I'm thinking of are Bet Me, The Cinderella Deal and Trust Me on This. These are all chick-lit books. Books like that tend to be hit or miss for me. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I don't. We'll see how it goes.