Sometimes I am a contradiction- I loathe having to stick to a reading schedule because then reading feels like homework. I like the freedom of picking what I want when I want because I’m a mood reader. But at the same time, I love making lists and joining reading challenges! I’m doing another round of Bookish Bingo and I’m joining the inaugural Summer Reading List Challenge hosted by Read Sleep Repeat! I loved summer reading at the library when I was a kid.
I think both challenges appeal to me because at their core, they are still what you make of them. Make your own list, read what you can, etc. Light structure. And it’s very satisfying to check something off your list! Here is my list of 20 books I plan to read at some point this summer (the challenge runs from June 15th-August 15th). Many of them overlap for other challenges including ARC August; yay for double duty!
Summer Reading List
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison
The Skeleth by Matthew Jobin
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
Spindle by E.K. Johnston
Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
The Next Always by Nora Roberts
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Do you enjoy taking part in challenges or do you feel like they hamper your reading mojo?