Summer Favorites

How was your summer reading?

We had some great reads, but several of us seemed to struggle near the end of summer. We have shared our favorites with some stats and thoughts below.


I read a total of 92 books over the summer. This included 10 new to me authors and 9 rereads. I enjoyed new releases from some of my favorite authors, jumped on the Fourth Wing bandwagon and checked off several books from my never ending TBR. Mood reading my backlist saved me from the summer slump for the most part.

My Favorites:


End of June early July was my best reading stretch.  I struggled a lot of August, most my DNFs happened then. In the beginning of the year, I was in my Dark Era and Mafia Era, the summer was all about the small towns.  

Summer 2023 Breakdown:

80 Books total read

13 – 5 Star Reads

25 New to Me Authors

5 DNFs 

I added 3 new One-Click Authors 

My Favorites:


My Favorites:

A Reckless Memory by Marie Johnston

Stay Here With Me by Carrie Ann Ryan 

Savior Complex by Kelly Fox

Meet Me in the Blue AM Johnson 

Code Name: Omega by Sawyer Bennett (reread)


My Favorites:

The entire Falls Creek series by Maggie Gates

Letter Late Than Never (Green Valley Heroes, #3) by Lauren Connolly 

Between Never and Forever by Brit Benson

Out on a limb by Hannah Bonam-Young

Prey Tell by Amanda Richardson

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


My Favorites:

Before We Fall by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Promise Me Always by A.L. Jackson

Corrupted Union by Jill Ramsower

Made for Romeo by Natasha Madison

Make Me Exhale by Marie Johnston

Secrets of the Brother by Zoe Blake


I had a ton of DNFs this summer & a lot of only ok reads with re-reads sprinkled in. Summer reading was pretty brutal for me.

My Favorites:

Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan 

Anger Bang by Avery Flynn 

My Every Breath by Brittney Sahin 

Falcon Falls security series by Brittney Sahin 

Rootbound by Tara Dewitt 

We hope you had a fantastic summer. Let us know if you shared any of our favorites.

Happy Reading!