I’m doing a ton of reading this summer. Like a ton. Way more than ever before. This is partially because I discovered a love for audiobooks, but also because there’s just so many good books on my radar right now.
I’m currently reading through the graphic novelization of the podcast, The Adventure Zone. It came out a few days ago and I’m only two chapters in, but so far I love it. It’s such a perfect adaption of the podcast. I can’t even put how much I love it into words. IT’S. SO. GOOD.
I also just started reading through the Buffy Omnibus comics. Even though I listed two graphic novels right off the bat, I’m not super heavy into comics. The only comics I’ve read in the past are The Walking Dead and some single issues of The Flash. But, Buffy is one of my favorite TV shows, so I’m excited to dive back into that world with the comics.
I’m also listening to The Dresden Files audiobooks. I’m on book 7 and it’s off to a rough start for me. The main character, Harry Dresden, is pretty sexist, and had gotten less so over the last few books, but I feel like he turned it up to 100 for this one. If James Marsters (the actor who played Spike on Buffy, did I mention my Buffy love?) wasn’t narrating the audiobooks I don’t know that I would have stuck with this series. Other than the fact that the main character is being pretty unlikable right now, I’m still excited to see more of this world.
I just bought a few books that I’m also really excited about. After reading Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, I am excited to read more of her stuff. I’ve got both Eleanor & Park and Carry On on my TBR list.
I’m also looking forward to reading Sphere by Michael Crichton and Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.
A few of the non-fiction books I’m excited about are The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone, Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions by David Attenborough, and Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs.
I’m also hoping to finish Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce and get started on the Illuminae series by Amie Kaufmen and Jay Kristoff. I know almost nothing about Illuminae, but it was on sale at Barnes & Noble and it looked cool so I picked it up.
Okay, so that’s a lot of books. I’ve clearly got lots of amazing stories to keep me occupied, but if anyone has any recommendations based on my choices, send them my way!
What books are you most excited about this summer?