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My #20BooksofSummer and #BigBookSummer 2024 Reading List

It’s summer reading challenge time! As has been the norm for the past few years, I’m signing up for the #20BooksofSummer and #BigBookSummer reading challenges.

My “to be read” list is below, along with my reason for wanting to read each book, but this is just for starters. I’ll be updating, changing, tweaking, adding, removing as the summer progresses.

Summer TBR List

  1. Murder Road, Simone St. James. Horror, mystery, thriller. New book by an author I love.
  2. You Like It Darker, Stephen King (Big Book). Horror, short story collection. New book by an author I love.
  3. Murder at Crime Manor, Fergus Craig. Mystery, Humor. For a reading challenge (humor). Incidents Around the House, Josh Malerman. Horror. New book by an author I love.
  4. Blood Orange, Harriet Tyce. Thriller. For a reading challenge (author name starts with Harriet).
  5. The Salt Grows Heavy, Cassandra Khaw. Horror, Fantasy. Locus Award Novella 2024 Finalist, Author I’ve read before.
  6. The Last Dragoners of Bowbazar, Indra Das. Fantasy. Locus Award Novella 2024 Finalist, Author I’ve read before.
  7. Rose/House, Arkady Martine. Science Fiction, Mystery. Locus Award Novella 2024 Finalist.
  8. The Lies of the Ajungo, Moses Ose Utomi. Fantasy. Locus Award Novella 2024 Finalist.
  9. Vampires of El Norte, Isabel Cañas. Horror. Locus Award Horror 2024 Finalist.
  10. A Haunting on the Hill, Elizabeth Hand. Horror. Locus Award Horror 2024 Finalist and reading challenge (“H” in Title).
  11. Starling House, Alix E. Harrow. Horror. Locus Award Horror 2024 Finalist.
  12. Silver Nitrate, Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Horror. Locus Award Horror 2024 Finalist.
  13. Black River Orchard, Chuck Wendig (Big Book}. Horror. Locus Award Horror 2024 Finalist.
  14. Tidal Creatures, Seanan McGuire (Big Book). Fantasy. New book by an author I love.
  15. When Among Crows, Veronica Roth. Fantasy. New book by an author I’ve read before but not in a long time and reading challenge (“W” in Title).
  16. Bride, Ali Hazelwood (Big Book). Romance, Fantasy. New hyped (popular) book.
  17. The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay. Magical realism. Random find and I liked the summary.
  18. The Butcher of the Forest, Premee Mohammed. Fantasy. New book by an author I’ve read before.
  19. Diavola, Jennifer Thorne. Horror. 15 Horror Novels to Look Out For in 2024 and reading challenge (“D” in Title”)
  20. Horror Movie, Paul Tremblay. Horror. 15 Horror Novels to Look Out For in 2024 and Author I love and reading challenge (“H” in Title”)
  21. Jackal, Erin E. Adams. Horror. 2024 Summer Scares reading list.
  22. Such Sharp Teeth, Rachel Harrison. Horror. 2024 Summer Scares reading list.
  23. This Thing Between Us, Gus Moreno. Horror. 2024 Summer Scares reading list.
  24. She Who Knows, Nnedi Okorafor. Fantasy. New book by an author I love.
  25. The Dead Cat Tail Assassins, P. Djeli Clark. Fantasy. New book by an author I love.

The books I chose are a mix of novellas, regular length novels and a few big books, authors I’ve read books by before, and new to me authors. My reading tastes is for genres and this list reflects that, but I also wanted to read more horror in 2024, so I’m adding a lot of those. What types of books have you been feeling like reading lately?

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  1. Thanks for taking part! Blood Orange is excellent, hope you enjoy x