• Catherine Joy

My Summer 2018 Reading List

Updated: Dec 12, 2018




My favorite part about getting summers off of work is having time to do things that I normally don’t get to, like reading for leisure! I love getting lost in a good book, and I have been gradually adding new titles to my summer reading list all school-year long!

I’d say my favorite genre changes from time to time, but lately I’ve been mostly interested in dark thrillers, dramas, mysteries, or crime novels (usually ones that also include a twisted love story). Because of that, most of the books on my reading list for Summer 2018 fall into those fictitious categories. I’ve found quite a few books I want to read throughout this summer, and luckily, I’ll be getting them all free and sent straight to my tablet through the Overdrive App. All you need to do to start reading is download the app from iTunes or the Google Play Store and log in with your local library card (If you don’t have a library card, just go to your closest public library and sign up for one - it’s super easy and so useful!). Then start searching, placing holds and/or borrowing a wide selection of ebooks and audio books for FREE! You might have to wait for some of the more popular titles, but there are always other good books available! And not to mention, it’s a more eco-friendly way to read books (no trees are harmed in the making of ebooks!) So here’s what I’ll be reading with my Overdrive app all summer long:

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll: This is definitely the book I am most excited to read. I read her popular book, Luckiest Girl Alive, last summer and loved it, so I was excited to see her release a new book this year!


The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan: This reportedly addictive suspense thriller has been compared to Girl on the Train.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: This book is a 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner. It’s a fictitious book, but it’s probably one of the more “serious” books on my list, because it’s inspired by the many devastations of World War II.


The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda: Miranda’s books are known for being full of suspense - which I’m a big fan of! That’s why I’m looking forward to reading this one. If I have time, I also plan to read her slightly older book, All the Missing Girls.


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn: This #1 New York Times Bestseller has been named the “Biggest Thriller of 2018” by some people. It’s supposedly about a woman who lives alone, spending her days drinking wine (I can already relate to her) and spying on neighbors. But her life changes when she witnesses something she shouldn’t have.


The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter: If you’re into dark thrillers/mysteries, Karin Slaughter is your author! I read her very disturbing (but good!) thriller, Pretty Girls, last summer and couldn’t put it down! Excited to read another one by her!


Old Gillian Flynn Novels I’ve Been Meaning to Read: I loved Gone Girl, and I’ve been meaning to read Sharp Objects and Dark Places for a long time now.


Anything by Liane Moriarty! The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story - I don’t think I could go wrong! However, I think I’ll start with her Truly, Madly, Guilty.



Let me know what books are currently on your “must-read” list! And as always,

Thanks for reading!


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