25 Books to Read - Summer 2015 - XX Chromosomes

25 Books to Read - Summer 2015

Books to read - Summer 2015

In the past few months I haven't been reading as much as I used to.
One of my goals for 2015 is to read more. I've joined Goodreads again so I can get new ideas for books and also to share my reading progress with more people.
I will not be reading all the books on the list. They are not all my taste and a lot of them were suggested by some of my readers, but all of them are new books to read in 2015 that are going to be amazing!

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Books to read summer 2015: A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas was one of the most anticipated books of the year and judging by the awesome reviews that received it definitely lived to the hype.
It's a story about the nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre who kills a wolf in the woods, and a beast like creature comes seeking for a revenge. Suddenly she's dragged to an amazing magical land full of dangers.
It's a richly imagined fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast and for sure one of the most read books of 2015 so far.

2. Red Queen
25 Books to Read - Summer 2015: Red Queen
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is another book you should read this summer. It's the book that was suggested to me the most by my readers.
I am definitely gonna give it a try as it's one of the most promising stories of the year. I love YA fantasy too.
The poor Reds are commoners, ruled by the Silvers, great warriors with God-like powers.
The 17 year old Mare is a Red girl works in the Silver Palace surrounded by the ones she hates the most. Despite her red blood she discovers she possesses some deadly powers of her own that threatens to destroy the Silvers dominance.
Action, plot twists, betrayal and a cute main character.

3. The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Books to read summer 2015 - The Sin Eater’s Daughter
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury is another book you should read this summer. It's the first one of the series.
It's a fantasy romance story about Twylla, a girl chosen by Gods to marry a prince. But the favor of Gods has it's price. A deadly poison infuses her skin. Those who anger the queen should die under Twylla's deadly touch. She's the perfect weapon.
This books was suggested to me by one of my readers with the message "If you like Shatter Me you gonna love this one".

4. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Books to read this summer - 2015 - Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson is one of the most anticipated books of 2015. It's expected to be published on September 22th. I am so excited about this book and I expect it to be one of the best this year. Definitely on my "To read in 2015" list.
In Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson tells us her story about her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, funny and ridiculous book about depression and anxiety. How crazy is that? I am so excited.

5. Made You Up
25 Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Made You Up
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia is another one of the books to read this summer.
It's a story about the high school senior Alex and her war against the schizophrenia. She's trying to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Ever wondered what's in the head of the people with schizophrenia? Made You Up will show you.
It's a provoking debut novel and definitely not an easy and fast read. The fans of Silver Lining Playbook will love it.

6. Secrets of a Charmed Life
25 Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Secrets of a Charmed Life
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner is a historical fiction that follows the story of the fifteen year old Emmy living during the WWII pursuing her dream of designing wedding gowns and owning a bridal store. It's a perfect book for these of you who likes real characters struggling with real problems. An amazing historical fiction.

7. At the Water's Edge
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - At the Water's Edge
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen is an amazing new novel published on March 31 and it's already huge! A lot of you probably read Water for Elephants and know Sara from there so you know what to expect.
A lot of the people on Goodreads call At the Water's Edge, the Scottish Downton Abbey.
Another historical fiction on my list.

8. Seveneves
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Seveneves
I love dystopian novels! I made a list of 75 dystopian books to read and soon I am gonna post another one.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson is a new dystopian novel published in May 19th this year and will definitely be one of the most noticeable books of the genre this year.
It tells the story of the efforts of the human society to survive an upcoming apocalyptic event on Earth after the disintegration of the moon.

9. Inside The O'Briens
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Inside The O'Briens
Inside The O'Briens by Lisa Genova is another book you definitely need to read this summer. Lisa Genova is five-time award winner and NY Times bestseller author and neuroscientist and you may know her from her debut novel Still Alice, a very touching novel about Alzheimer's disease.
Inside The O'Briens is about the lethal Huntington's disease. It follows the story of the forty four year old police officer and a father of four children in their twenties Joe O'Brien. One day Joe just begins experiencing strange involuntary movements, disorganized thinking and temper outbursts. He thinks it's just cause by stress at work but shortly after this the symptoms worsen and he agrees to go to a neurologist where they diagnose him with Huntington's. A diagnose that will change his life and the life of his family forever.

10. The Book of Speculation
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler is another one of the historical fictions on my list.
It's an amazing debut novel that follows the story of a young librarian who receives an old mysterious book, inscribed with his grandmother's name. He's about to find what's the book's connection to his family.
It's a book that you will love if you liked The Night Circus or Geek Love.
A dark mystery-fantasy novel.

11. Where They Found Her
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Where They Found Her
Where They Found Her by the NY Times bestseller author Kimberly McCreight is a mystery-crime novel that came out few months ago. You probably know Kimberly from her novel Reconstructing Amelia.
Where They Found Her is a mystery-crime novel telling the story of a small town where a newborn baby is found dead. Investigation ensues and discovers some very dark secrets. A fast placed interesting story with interesting characters.

12. King
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - King
King by T.M. Frazier is a romance novel published last month and I already received tons of amazing reviews. The fans of 50 Shades of Grey will love it.

13. The Dead Key
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - The Dead Key
The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley is a mystery fiction novel published on March 1st. and gained a lot of popularity for just couple of months.
This is an amazing mystery, set in two points of view. One is of Iris Latch, an engineer in 1998, and Beatrice Baker a young bank secretary in 1978. Each of them is in a complicated conspiracy related to old bank in Cleveland.
A great debut novel filled with plot twists. A must-read for everyone that loves mystery.

14. Overruled
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Overruled
Overruled by Emma Chase is a novel that you gonna love if you like books like 50 Shades of Grey or the Crossfire series.
The story begins with Stanton and Jenny who just have learned that they gonna have a baby. It's totally unexpected for them and even if they love each other the timing is very bad as both of them are still in high school.
This the first book of the series and it was published just few months ago. It already gained a lot of popularity which is not surprising since Emma Chase has a huge fan base from her last erotic romance NY Times bestseller series Tangled.

15. Maybe in Another Life
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Maybe in Another Life
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid was published just couple of days ago. It's a very promising fiction romance novel following the story of Hannah Martin. A woman that a lot of you can probably relate to. At age of twenty-nine, Hannah still doesn't know what she wants from her life. She has lived in a few different cities and switched dozens pointless jobs. She leaves yet another city and moves back to her hometown LA living in her best friends' Gabby guestroom. Shortly after she moves to her friends' house they go out to a bar and Hannah meets up with Ethan.
Just after midnight Gabby asks Hannah if she's ready to go back home with her, at the same moment Ethan offers her a ride home if she stays.
In parallel universes Hannah lives out the effect of the different decisions. What's happening if she goes back home? What's happening if she decides to go with Ethan?
A must-read chick lit novel in 2015.

16. A Desperate Fortune
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - A Desperate Fortune
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley is a story about the 300 years old mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas that has been unread all this time. Now the amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired to crack the journal's cipher.
But when she arrives in Paris she faces unexpected problems from the journal's owner, her charming neighbor and Mary's journal whose doesn't hold the secret Sara expected.
A must-read historical romance fiction.

17. Go Set a Watchman
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Go Set a Watchman
Okay, I think most of you already heard about it so there's no need for a big introduction. It's Harper Lee's second book after To Kill A Mockingbird. Go Set A Watchman is originally written in 1950s and it's Harper Lee's first book submitted to her publishers before To Kill A Mockingbird. The manuscript that was considered lost was discovered at the end of 2014.
The novel was published few days ago.

18. The Isle of the Lost
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - The Isle of the Lost
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz is probably my most favorite book on the list. I love fantasy and fairy tales.
Twenty years ago, all the villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and sent to live in imprisonment on The Isle of the Lost, guarded by magical force field.
The Island is long forgotten by the outside world and the life there is dark and dirty.
Hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon eye: the villains only hope for escape.
Who else likes villains from the books more than the heroes?

19. The Magician's Lie
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - The Magician's Lie
The people on Goodreads describe The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister as a mix between Water for Elephants and The Night Circus.
The Magician's Lie is a debut novel which follows the story of the country's most notorious female illusionist that's been accused of the murder of her husband. She has only one night to convince the small town policeman of her innocence.
A historical fiction mixed with mystery and romance.

20. Pocketful of Sand
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Pocketful of Sand
Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton is another one of the books to read this summer. Another one of the romance books that are gonna bbe very popular this year.
Not my favorite genre but If you like books like 50 Shades of Grey it's a must-read.

21. Everything That Makes You
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Everything That Makes You
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay is an unique novel about one girl with two stories. Fiona Doyle is a girl with a scar on her face from twelve year ago after a horrible accident. Fiona has a notebook full of songs she's written about her frustrations, about her dreams and about her crush.
But what if there wasn't an accident? Would the things be different?
A wonderful novel that gives us the rare opportunity to see what would happen if things were different.

22. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie is a mystery horror novel.
It follow the story of Sunshine and her mother that move to Ridgemount, Washington. Right at the moment when they step on the front door of the new home they are renting, Sunshine can sense something isn't right. At night she hears a sound of child giggling and then crying but that's just the beginning for many bizarre accidents that will change their life forever.
Scary, creepy and awesome novel.

23. Daughter of Deep Silence
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Daughter of Deep Silence
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan is another mystery novel on the list and one of the best ones.
After an attack on a cruise ship, the lives of two friends change forever. One of the girls dies and the other is left without parents.
An amazing and intriguing revenge story.

24. The Guest Cottage
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - The Guest Cottage
The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer is another book you should read this summer. The thirty six year old Sophie Anderson has always known what she wants from life and she pretty much have it. She's married to a successful architect and a mother of two.
That's until one summer when her husband announces he's leaving her for another woman. She have to leave everything behind and start a new life. With her two kids she leaves Boston for quite family vacation. A vacation that's gonna change her life forever.

25. Seriously Wicked
Books to Read - Summer 2015 - Seriously Wicked
Last but not least on the list of book to read this summer is Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly. It's not very popular book but it was recommended to me by a lot of my readers.
It's very sweet fantasy novel about Camellia, a girl adopted by a wicked witch. Cam's mom wants her to grow up and be just like her.
Until now Cam successfully tops her mom plans for world domination, but when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose and into Devon, the super cute new boy at school.
An amazing funny book. What else do you need this summer?

This was my list of books to read this summer. Do you have any other suggestions? You can leave the in the comments. 

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