Six Books I’ll Be Reading This Summer

Hi everyone! We’re officially well into summer and I still haven’t shared my summer TBR with you, so I thought it was about time I did! I’m the first to admit I’m mostly a mood reader (I only read 2 of the books on my spring tbr) but I do know I tend to get through a lot of contemporaries in the summer, so I have high hopes for getting through most of these!

To be completely honest with you, so far this summer has been a rollercoaster for me. The high’s have been a blur of dates with my boyfriend, time with my family, and reading, but I’ve been really struggling with motivation for my blog recently and I received some shocking news too, which has taken a while to sink in. I’m hoping I can get back on track soon though – and these books are the perfect place to start! Now let’s get onto them.

Princess Of Souls by Alexandra Christo

Goodreads: Princess Of Souls

Initial Thoughts: Ok, so I know I just said I’ll mainly be reading contemporary, but I got approved for the first ARC I’ve ever requested – and it’s set in the same universe as To Kill A Kingdom, which I absolutely love! I’m so grateful that I get to read this early and I truly can’t wait to get into it – did I mention it’s Rapunzel inspired, too?!

Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach

Goodreads: Not Here To Be Liked

Initial Thoughts: This was actually on my spring tbr but I didn’t end up getting to it, so I’m moving it here instead! I love books with strong female leads and this one looks like it really won’t disappoint on that front. The fact that this is rivals to lovers and centres on feminism completely sealed the deal for me!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Goodreads: Book Lovers

Initial Thoughts: I don’t know about you, but books about books always hit different! I still haven’t read anything by Emily Henry yet but I figured this was the perfect place to start. I love the rivals to lovers trope and the small town setting of this one too!

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Goodreads: The Spanish Love Deception

Initial Thoughts: I’ve currently got a huge case of wanderlust and am blasting through travel-based books so this soon found a place on my list! I’m really looking forward to the Spanish setting and, the enemies to lovers combined with fake dating honestly sounds perfect!

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads: Malibu Rising

Initial Thoughts: This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year! I’ve heard so many fantastic things about Taylor Jenkins Reid and I’m thrilled to be starting her books with Malibu Rising, which sounds right up my street! I don’t read a lot of historical fiction but I love books about siblings and the setting sounds great, so I can’t wait to finally check this out.

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Goodreads: See You Yesterday

Initial Thoughts: This still hasn’t arrived yet (it’s due this week!) but once it has I know I’ll be devouring it! I loved Today Tonight Tomorrow when I read it last year and I’m really hoping I’ll love this just as much too. Books set in college are always so great, and I love that this incorporates time travel too!

Have you read any of these? What books will you be reading this summer? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this post!


67 thoughts on “Six Books I’ll Be Reading This Summer

  1. Eeeek yay for Book Lovers! I love all of Emily Henry’s romcoms and this one was really sweet. I hope you enjoy it. Malibu Rising was a really interesting book as well. Maybe not my fave by TJR but definitely good! Have a wonderfully bookish summer!

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    1. I’m so glad to hear you’re an Emily Henry fan – I know there’s a lot of hype surrounding her so I’m relieved she lives up to that. I’m really excited for Malibu Rising too, it sounds right up my street! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I hope you have a wonderfully bookish summer too.


  2. I’ve heard of most of these and heard they were good! I’ll have to check them out. I heard Book Lovers was super good, and The Spanish Deception. Thanks for the recommendations πŸ™‚

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    1. I really hope you enjoy them! I’ve heard so many great things about Book Lovers and The Spanish Love Deception too, fingers crossed they live up to it! Thank you so much for reading and commenting πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them (I’ll have to add Carrie Soto to my list) and I really hope you enjoy my reviews when they come out! Thank you so much for reading and commenting Jodie.


  3. I loved Malibu Rising! It’s the perfect summer book! Taylor Jenkins Reid is definitely one of my favorite authors, I can’t recommend her book The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo enough! Daisy Jones and the Six is so good too – I think you’ll really like her writing style! You have so many other great books on your reading list too, I hope you enjoy them!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yay I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones are both on my list too, although I think they may be read during autumn instead! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and for reading and commenting.

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  4. It looks like you have some great options here! I was just getting ready to head out on our first camping trip of the season when I got our library newsletter, and it said that they were offering a surprise bag service. Basically, you fill out a Google form explaining your likes in terms of reading and they select 5 books for you. I have now read 3 of the 5 that they chose for me and let me tell you… they were spot on! Princess of Souls sounds like it’s right in line with the books that they chose, so maybe I’ll pretend it was a 6 book surprise bag and add it to the list lol

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    1. Yes I truly do! That sounds like such a cool experience, I’ll have to see if my library does something similar – if they do, count me in! I’m so glad they got it right with you, that’s amazing! I hope you enjoy Princess Of Souls if you do end up reading it, thank you so much for reading and commenting.


  5. I haven’t read any of these, but I’m really intrigued by Not Here to Be Liked. I will have to add it to my TBR. Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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  6. Malibu rising is on my summer reads list too so I’m looking forward to see what your thoughts are. I also heard great things about book lovers too πŸ™‚ Hopefully you get through the list.

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  7. The only book I’ve read here is “Book Lovers”! I gave it four stars because the story was so fascinating to me. I’m a fan of lovely covers so I might need to check “Not Here To Be Liked” and “The Spanish Love” πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your TBR x

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    1. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Book Lovers! I love cover art too and I definitely agree that Not Here To Be Liked and The Spanish Love Deception are both so beautiful! πŸ™‚ I really hope you enjoy them, thank you so much for reading and commenting x


  8. Princess of Souls sounds RIGHT up my street, I do love a good retelling of a well-known fairy tale. I’ve heard good things about Alexandra Christo, so this one seems like a good place to start!

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    1. Thank you so much, I was so surprised but grateful haha! I’m glad you love To Kill A Kingdom too, I hope you enjoy my review of Princess Of Souls! Thank you so much for reading and commenting x


  9. Ooo each of these books sound amazing in their own way! I can’t wait to read your review and thoughts on them as I trust everything you say. Thank you so much for sharing these with us lovely Xo

    Elle –

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  10. ahh I hope you LOVE all of these!! Malibu rising WAS SO SO GOOD, completely worth the read!! I found beach read to be a bit disappointing though, hope you like it more than I did ❀ LOVED THIS!!

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    1. Me too, I’m so excited for them all! I’m so glad to hear that, I think Malibu Rising might be my next read so I’m glad you enjoyed it – although it sucks about Book Lovers. Thank you so much for reading and commenting ❀


  11. I’ve got the travel bug (and I mean craving a trip, not the ‘rona lol) so I’ve got to read The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas! I love anything that gives me wanderlust and this book looks like a must-read. I’m also a big fan of the enemies to lovers pipeline, it’s a classic! Great post, thanks for sharing! x

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  12. I wish you all the best and hope you will get back on track soon! My summer also started very hard, but I am fighting, as we all! πŸ™‚ But about the books – Princess Of Souls by Alexandra Christo looks so interesting! The cover catches the eyes and whaaaaat – inspired by Rapunzel? Wow, then it needs to be a great read! Now I can’t wait for your review!

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    1. Aw thank you so much, I hope you’re doing a bit better too! ❀ I'm honestly so excited for Princess Of Souls, I feel so lucky to be able to read it early – and I can't believe it's a Rapunzel retelling, that makes it even better! I hope you enjoy my review when it comes out, thank you so much for reading and commenting.


  13. I’ve been hearing a lot about Book Lovers (including a comparison to Emily Henry’s Beach Read) so I hope you enjoy it, and I hope Malibu Rising lives up to the hype for you!

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  14. jdhgsgsdg ALL OF THESE LOOK FABULOUS AND I HOPE YOU LOVE THEM!! also omg congratulations on your first ever arc AND HERES TO SO MANY MORE!! HAVE THE MOST AMAZING SUMMER ❀

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