Summer Reading Recommendations 2022

Summer is literally just around the corner. So in preparation for then I thought I would recommed some books that would be great for the summer. Normally I have a theme for each season but this time round i just chose books that gave me summer vibes or I felt would be a great read alongside the summer weather.

  • Series: Miss Dimont Mystery
  • Author: TP Fielden
  • Genre: Historical Mystery
  • Number of books: 4

Plot for Book 1, The Riviera Express: The murder of Gerald Hennessey throws the quaint Devonshire seaside town of Temple Regis into complete disarray. Not least Miss Judy Dimont – corkscrewed hair reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. When a second body turns up, an apparent suicide on the clifftops above the town beach, Miss Dimont throws herself into the investigation. Why was a man like Gerald coming to Temple Regis anyway? What is the connection between the two deaths? And just how will she be able to investigate under the watchful eye of her infamously cantankerous Editor, Rudyard Rhys?

A super fun and easy reading historical fiction murder mystery series set in Devon. The setting is perfect for the summer time and the easy reading element makes it perfect for those hot months. You don’t want to be lost in a intense epic fantasy with the sun bearing down on you. I say this but I 1000% will most likely be doing this anyway! Plus who doesn’t love a good murder mystery.

  • Series: The Bellinger Sisters
  • Author: Tessa Bailey
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Number of books: 2

Plot for Book 1, It Happened One Summer: Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington. Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face. Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 

I mean… it’s in the title! This is genuinely such a fun and easy-going romance. Defo 18+ just as a pre-warning but I love the setting of this costal town. I love the characters and I love their romances. Since it’s a series of only 2 books you can easily read both this summer!

  • Title: Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
  • Series: Solari #1
  • Author: Tọlá Okogwu
  • Genre: Contemporary Sci-fi

Plot: Onyeka has a lot of hair­—the kind that makes strangers stop in the street and her peers whisper behind her back. At least she has Cheyenne, her best friend, who couldn’t care less what other people think. Still, Onyeka has always felt insecure about her vibrant curls…until the day Cheyenne almost drowns and Onyeka’s hair takes on a life of its own, inexplicably pulling Cheyenne from the water. At home, Onyeka’s mother tells her the shocking truth: Onyeka’s psycho-kinetic powers make her a Solari, one of a secret group of people with super powers unique to Nigeria. Her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves embroiled in a momentous battle between truth and lies… 

I mean this whole book just exudes sunshine and summer. From the title to the cover to the name Solari. Even the setting of sunny Nigeria just makes it a perfect summer feeling. This is a super fun action packed middle grade adventure that you will just love. I read this so quickly and I feel that everyone needs to support this series.

  • Title: The Remarried Empress
  • Series: Standalone
  • Author: Alphatart
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: Navier was the perfect empress, however, the Emperor wanted a wife, not a colleague. And so, the Emperor abandoned Empress Navier and placed a girl beside him. That was fine until Navier heard the Emperor promise the girl the Empress’ position. After many ups and downs, Navier decided she would accept being the Queen of the neighbouring country and remarry.

I am personally talking about the web comic and not the light novel here. This is a super engaging comic that has you on the edge of your seat. 1. Out of outrage for Navier and 2. the need to know what happens next. Again, super easy to read and lose yourself in the story. It’s not too complicated of a story, the art is beautiful and it’s full of twists and turns.

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