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Summer Reading Lists for 2024

Cindy Burnett
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One of my favorite things about summer is perusing all of the summer reading lists, seeing how they overlap, finding hidden gems, and learning about books that had not been on my radar. Some lists focus on beach reads, while others include a wide variety of titles from many genres. Certain guides choose books already out in the world, while others focus on titles releasing in the summer. Often, lists are a combination of the two. 

Below, I highlight some of my favorite lists for this upcoming summer, as well as my own Summer Reading Guide Preview for 2024. I have been reading books for the list since January, and ended up vetting over 200+ books: some I finished and loved, some I really enjoyed but couldn’t find a place for them on the guide, and others I only made it through 20-50 pages before realizing it was not for me.

Whether you are heading out on vacation, hanging out at your local pool or just enjoying a staycation, check out one or more of these guides to find a book to take with you.

1. Thoughts from a Page Summer Reading Guide Preview for 2024 - I divide my summer list into nine categories and highlight my favorite each category in this preview that include some fabulous upcoming releases that will provide great summer entertainment. 

2. Kelly Hook’s Summer Books: 2024 Reading Guide - Kelly Hooker of @kellyhook.readsbooks has a guide contains tons of outstanding recommendations, and is always my favorite list to peruse. Some of the books are already out, but some will publish in the summer.  

3. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2024 Minimalist Summer Reading Guide - Anne Bogel, a.k.a. the Modern Mrs. Darcy, has a more in-depth guide that you can purchase, but in this list of 8 titles, she highlights her favorites for summer 2024.

4. BiblioLifestyle’s Summer Reading GuideVictoria Wood’s guide is chock full of great summer recommendations as well as food recipes and other delights. She also runs the Epigraph Literary Festival twice a year with engaging book conversations in a happy hour format.

5. MomAdvice’s 2024 Summer Reading Guide - After carefully reviewing eighty books for this season, Amy Allen Clark has included a variety of fun reads, from the campy to the compelling.
I hope you enjoyed reviewing these reading lists and feel free to comment below with the summer reading lists that you find and enjoy.  Happy reading!

For more book recommendations and bookish thoughts, see Cindy’s monthly Buzz Reads column, her Thoughts from a Page Podcast or follow @ThoughtsFromaPage on Instagram. Find upcoming Conversations from a Page events here.

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