If you’re anything like me, you think summer is made for reading. But nothing is more frustrating than picking up the latest (and much-hyped) new release to find that even though it’s a bestseller, it’s not the right book for you.
How do you enjoy the hits without wasting time on the misses?
Enter the summer reading guide.
This compact, user-friendly guide whittles the overwhelming array of readerly options down to 7 diverse categories of 5 titles each—because a list of 5 great books is much more useful than a list of thousands. You’ll find new releases and backlist, all carefully selected with the tastes of MMD readers in mind.
You all know I love to read, and read a lot. You know where I’m coming from. If you like this blog—and the books I typically recommend here—you’ll find the titles here that are perfect for you.
Every book in there has earned its spot, and I’ve personally read it—often more than once. I can vouch for them, and answer any questions you have.
I read hundreds of books for the summer season; this guide contains only the best of the best. More than ever, I’m channeling my inner Kathleen Kelly, keeping her reputation for “flawless taste” in mind. I don’t presume to have flawless taste, but know this: if I don’t love a book, I won’t recommend it here—even if I suspect most readers will enjoy it.
Happy summer, and happy reading!
View the guide right here. (If you love it, share it! I appreciate it so much.)
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