On My TBR: Summer

I love a summery TBR! Here are six fun contemporary novels I’ve picked to read over June, July and August.

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson

Riya moved to Berlin while Abby stayed behind in California. Riya proposes an epic adventure: two weeks, six countries, unimaginable fun. I love travel novels, so I can’t wait to get stuck into this.

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

I picked out another fabulous travel + friendship novel. Aubrey has two weeks before she leaves for college. She and her best friend, Rae, have planned one last trip across Europe. From Paris to Prague, they’re going to explore famous museums, sip champagne in fancy restaurants, and eat as many croissants as possible.

The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

30 years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. In Brooklyn, her mother’s birthplace, something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. I love a bit of time travel. I picked up this novel at the Lush book club last year, so I’m excited to finally read it.

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

In this contemporary romance, we’re off to France! Summer says goodbye to her best friend, her secret crush and her single mum, and is off on a trip of a lifetime to visit her estranged artist father. But right before she’s about to board, her phone rings. Should she answer it?

Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman

Skye’s sister died in a tragic accident. Her parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief. When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it’s time to confront the past. But what if the danger is right in front of her? I thought it’d be fun to add a thriller to the TBR!

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

And finally, a road trip novel that I’ve wanted to read for ages. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Reagan is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. Her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts.

12 thoughts on “On My TBR: Summer

  1. I love this! These are perfect summer reads!

  2. I love a summer read! The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants was my favourite series growing up. I really want Open Road Summer too because I’ve loved Emery Lord’s The Start of Me and You and The Names They Gave Us!

  3. I have The Summer of Us on my TBR for this month. I also really want to read the Emery Lord one. So many great summery books to look forward to.

  4. I see an “us” and “summer” theme here 😉 What a great list, Stacey! I’m just trying to plain read for this summer. My trip to Greece should be a relaxing time, and I have a lot of paperbacks I’m bringing with me. Most of them are fantasies I’ve been meaning to get to. We’ll see!

  5. These all sound pretty good! Great list!

  6. Oo, that colour palette of summery reads is so nice!! What a lovely TBR, I hope you enjoy reading them 🙂

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