I recently visited the cutest, quaintest little bookstore and boy, oh boy, did it make me happy! There’s nothing quite like a local bookstore to lift your spirits! As usual, I wanted to buy the ENTIRE bookstore but somehow resisted the temptation and walked out with only one book. Also, as usual, I took about a million pictures of the front covers of books I want to buy later. So, with my camera library full of interesting book covers and recommendations from all of you who commented on my latest Instagram post or DM’d me your favorite books, I’m ready to make my 2018 Summer Reading List!

But first, here are a couple books I’ve read recently that I feel deserve mention since they were absolutely AMAZING! You should definitely add these to your reading list!

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (My rating: 4.5 stars)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (My rating: 4.8 stars)

My Summer 2018 Reading List

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne (I’m currently reading this and it’s fantastic, so far!)

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Suggestions from My Instagram Followers

Paper Towns by John Green

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

I’ve already ordered a couple of these, so I’ll keep you updated on what I think of them. I can’t wait to delve into these! If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below! I’d love to hear them and add them to the list!