Hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it…. My apologies. May was a tad bit crazy, but things should be calming down now, thankfully. Plus I’m so ready to pack my summer weekends with outdoor activities that will most likely include tons of reading. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to read for fun without guilt. So I know I have lots to catch up on. Here are some of my top picks for books that released in May and June. Feel free to provide me with recommendations as well! I could definitely use them. 🙂
1. Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell (5/9) – I’m very intrigued by the synopsis of this book. It sounds like a mystery/romance that could possibly also be a Wuthering Heights retelling or at least have elements from Wuthering Heights.
2. Chemistry by Weike Wang (5/23) – To be honest, I’m not sure I’d like this book. However, I enjoy the idea of a book featuring an Asian female lead character studying chemistry that is trying to figure out what she wants in life despite the various pressures from others.
3. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo (5/30) – Another story featuring an Asian lead character. Love it! I also think this story may be absolutely hilarous. I never watched much Korean Dramas growing up, but if it’s anything like Japanese Dramas, learning how to get your true love from dramas will definitely lead to some interesting situations.
4. Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (5/30) – Yet another diverse read, featuring an Indan American. So awesome! I’ve heard A LOT about this story, and it sounds like something I’d enjoy. I am absolutely worried that it may not live up to the hype though.
5. When It’s Real by Erin Watt (5/30) – I feel like When It’s Real will end up being a predictable contemporary romance, but who couldn’t use some of that in their summer feel good reading. So I’m all for this regular girl fake dates a celebrity plot.
6. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (6/6) – I love hand written letters! When I read the synopsis for Words in Deep Blue, a YA romance with two characters that work together in a bookstore and exchange letters, I knew I’d have to read it at somepoint.
7. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen (6/6) – Sarah Dessen is definitely known for her YA contemporaries. I’ve never read Sarah Dessen before. So I decided why not start with her upcoming release. I’ll have a full review soon, but in a nut shell, I enjoyed it A LOT. I was a bit disappointed that she decided to tackle a “tough issue” indirectly though, when I was just looking for a feel good, fluffy summer read.
8. Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill (6/6) – Here Lies Daniel Tate sounds like a YA mystery that may be able to keep me on my toes. I’m trying to imagine how the story about finding a missing kid after 6-years when he’s acutally not the missing kid will play out, and I can’t imagine it at all. I’m crossing my fingers this will be a fantastic read! I need a new YA mystery in my life.
What books are you looking forward to releasing this summer? Let me know! & I hope everyone’s summer is starting off with warm summer days and a good read. Happy reading! 🙂