Summer for me – as it is for most readers – is a time for long road trips, family vacations and weekends spent enjoying long summer nights. Thankfully these are all perfect opportunities to catch up on some reading. I own a Kindle Fire and am a member of Goodreads, so it’s usually easy to find and download the latest bestsellers or discover a new book or author off the beaten path.
During the summer I sometimes dive into the classics (I can never tire of reading Pride and Prejudice or Frankenstein) or pick up a romance novel (the plots are typically gag-worthy but an easy read) or return to my favorite series from my favorite authors (my copies of Harry Potter and Dark Tower are falling apart). I’m currently reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (yes, I jumped on the bandwagon due to the popularity of the HBO show) and Penpal by Dathan Auerbach (a relatively unknown author who got his start on a horror forum).
Here at Booktango we have hundreds of new titles published every month. So, it can be tough to sort through all of our options, but what a lucky problem to have, right? I’ll highlight a few titles that I think are a fun summer read while you’re lounging on the beach or, for those who are stay-vacationing like me, on your porch while enjoying an adult beverage, which happens to be one of my favorite summer pastimes:
Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale by Jim McGinty is an action-packed book following Sean Cercone, a Marine who fought in the Vietnam War only to return to the war fields soon after to carry out a vengeful mission.
Awaken: a Blood Angel Novel by Nina Soden is a part horror thriller, part tender romance where heroine Alee Moyer comes into the world under a cloud of mystery and death-defying odds only to struggle to find her purpose in life.
The Unearthly Travails of Gabriel McGregor by Brad Ulreich has been a Booktango bestseller for several months. It’d be a great addition to your pre-teen’s reading list!
What are you reading this summer? Share your comments below! I’m always in search of a title that strikes my fancy.