Someone asked about my Summer Reading List in the comments to another post, and so I decided to put together a quick post to address the question.
Normally, I don't put together a list of books that I plan to read over the summer. Mostly that's because I read all year long -- every day -- anyway. But I realize that summer is prime reading time for a lot of people, and that some of you might be looking for some good summer reads. So in the interest of sharing what's on my radar for summer, here's a look at the pool of books from which I'll be selecting my daily reading in June, July, and August. 40 is a big number, I know. But I like having choice and not being completely locked in to a list -- I'm enough of a rule-follower (especially my own self-enforced rules, however silly) that I would feel pressured to just read from the list.
This first grouping consists solely of YA fiction. A couple of these are library books, but most are books that I've had sitting on my shelves for the past few months. I'm particularly excited about Bitterblue, Bordertown, and A Scholar of Magics. The Bradbury collection will be arriving in the mail within the next couple of weeks; I've been intending to buy it for the longest time, and reading about his death today was reason enough to go ahead and do it. Everyone needs to read more Bradbury.
This next list is a mix of fantasy and literary fiction. The Rook is a library selection that I have high hopes for. I'm over the moon about the new Darktower novel, and I've been waiting for what feels like forever for a new Tim Powers book. The Matt Ruff novel should be a good challenge too.
These are e-books that I have on my phone and my Nook right now. I'll dip into these, particularly when we're traveling or visiting family (we'll be going to Memphis over the 4th of July, and we've got a camping trip planned for the end of July). I love having books on my e-reader because I can pack so many with me on my trips without taking up room in my bags. (I'm fully aware that the Harkness novel hasn't been released yet, but I will be purchasing it immediately upon release.) The top two rows are literary and fantasy fiction; the bottom two rows are YA fiction.