Lists, lists, and more lists

What is it about summer that every person in the world has decided to create a summer reading list?

Seriously, every time I turn around, there’s a reading list someone has created with suggestions that make me say, “Self, that should be on your to read list”.

Maybe I’m more sensitive about it since I’m doing a lot of heavy reading as a prep to finish the Jennie Manning novella (post on that coming soon. FINALLY!)  I’m currently reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and I am attached to that book like Velcro! Whatever the reason, the links to reading lists is today’s Monday writing links post.

Need more than five links? I usually tweet them out, or share them on Google+. I also like putting them in my Flipboard Magazine. Check those often for more.

Remember when I said EVERYONE had a summer reading list? I meant it. Here’s Cosmo for Latinas Magazine’s list of new books Latinas will be obsessed with. OBSESSED! Some really good ones on this list! (The first book on the list instantly made it on the to-read list.)

I stumbled upon this one from Lauren Conrad (yes, from the OC) and was pleasantly surprised. Should be, though. She does have pretty good taste on most things.

When I saw this list on Isabel Allende’s blog, I instantly read through it and put most of them on my to-read list. You know you’re awesome when your favorite bookstore puts together a reading list for you. Sigh, I love her.

Novelists know this fact like they knew the alphabet, the first page is the most important, you have to grab them! Here’s a list of books with insane first pages, just in case you are in need of inspiration.

Need some suggestions of irresistible, I-can’t-put-it-down books? Here’s a list worth flipping through! 

For my sci-fi readers, here’s a list JUST FOR YOU! The Guardian put together some great reads coming out this month.  Make room on the Kindle, folks.



What books are you reading this summer? What do you recommend? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always looking for good reads!