For Consideration, Summer Edition

Every year I order a box of books to kick off summer vacation, a definite source of motivation to get me through the last few weeks of the school year. This year is different, as in I don't really want the school year to end (I will miss the routine I have created and also the connections with students and colleagues) but also in the sense that I will have SO MUCH time to read, since we will be at home a lot. 

I am working on a list of contenders; I will by no means order them all (OR WILL I?) but just in case anyone else is building their summer reading list I thought I'd share:


Rebel Chef by Dominique Crenn- Chef memoir! I love her episode of Chef's Table. 

Stray by Stephanie Danler-  I enjoyed her novel Bittersweet and am interested in her actual story.

Look Alive Out There  by Sloane Crosley-  I have become a huge fan of her essays after seeing her interview another author earlier this year. 

Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons by Catra Corbett- I love running memoirs and I've been really interested in her story since hearing about if a few months ago. 


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld- I love Sittenfeld and I can't wait to see what she does with Hilary's story.

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell- My husband and I are huge fans, so this will definitely be here on release day. I probably won't include it in my big batch order, though, since it comes out in July.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett- I loved her first novel and can't wait to see how this one turns out. 

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh- I love everything I've ever read from her. 

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane- This has been pretty popular in the book blogging community and bookstagram world and seems interesting! 

All Adults Here by Emma Straub-  I think her books are great for summer.

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier- The premise is just so quirky and fun. 


  1. Stray and Rodham were also recent adds to my TBR!

  2. I remember seeing your box of books posts before and I remember thinking I NEED TO DO THAT!!!! And here we are, box of books time!!!! Eeeeeek!

    The trouble is I hate spending money.

    Do you set a dollar limit or anything? How do you know when to stop adding to your box? I'm scared.