My last post about books that I was anticipating reading was just a couple months ago when I posted my spring TBR here. There were a lot of great books that I worked through from that list over the last couple months. Although I’ve been spending more time at home, I actually had been reading less (you might have seen me mention this on my Instagram). That changed last week when I finally finished three books. However, I am still four books behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge, which was to read 52 books this year. So far I’ve read 18 which I feel like is pretty good. Today I’m sharing the new thrillers I’m looking forward to this summer!
I also want to bring attention to the books related to racial injustice that I posted here. While I will begin posting again on my blog and social media, the inner work for us all is not done. I encourage others to still support the BLM movement. I will be working through the 10 books on that post through summer as well.
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The New Thrillers I’m Looking Forward to This Summer
When I was first starting this list, I was going to include all genres and not just thrillers. I also realize that summer is not the more stereotypical time for thrillers. Usually, I picture contemporary or romance books. However, I’m not feeling it this year. I’m ready for thrillers and mysteries. I know there are others out there who are also looking for a new book and open to thrillers all year round, so this is for you!
For this post, I also wanted to make this list shorter than I have in the past. I always make the list around 10 books for the season, but I always end up reading books that aren’t on the list. This summer I am going to set myself up for success and only add 5 new books to my summer TBR. I don’t exclusively read new releases, but I do enjoy them.
Also remember to try checking them out at the library (most have an app for ebooks and audio books) if you don’t have the funds. Local bookstores are also great to support if you do like to buy books!
1. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Everything about this book screams Agatha Christie. Obviously, she didn’t write it, but it sounds like the perfect mix of Murder on The Orient Express and And Then There Were None. It takes place on a remote island where everyone has their secrets and may want one and another dead. When someone is murdered, a hunt to find the killer is on. It’ a classic who-done-it which I am so here for.
2. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
This, unlike the others on the list is a young adult mystery/thriller book. In I Killed Zoe Spanos, Anna, a teen who looks nearly identical to Zoe confesses to her murder. Anna’s story is riddled in holes and so Martina, the host of a podcast on Zoe’s murder, digs to uncover the full truth of what really happened.
I haven’t been reading too many young adult books recently, but I do think that there are some really good ones out there so I can’t wait to try this one out!
3. The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
I love a good thriller, which is exactly what The Girl from Widow Hills sounds like. A circle of sleepwalking, kidnapping, and then reuniting sets the stage for this book. The description actually gives me Dark Places by Gillian Flynn vibes, if you’ve read that.
4. The Shadows by Alex North
Back in the fall, I wrote a post on some of the new releases that I was wanting to read. On it I added The Whisper Man which I finished shortly after, so I’m really anticipating The Shadows. It is by the same author as The Whisper Man and also is a thriller, which again, I love.
The Shadows follows Paul, who’s friends were murdered 25 years before. Now, a possible copycat murderer has struck in his town. There are so many different factors in the description on Goodreads that I can just tell it’s going to be really good and full of twist and turns. This may be my top anticipated new release on the list and this will be at the top of my TBR.
5. The Other Mrs: A Novel by Mary Kubica
Sadie and Will have just moved from Chicago to a small city in Maine when their neighbor is found dead. Through this mystery/thriller Sadie is unsettled and soon begins to learn more and more about her neighbor and the secrets she was hiding. Not only that, but the ‘troubling past’ of her family is starting to unfold. I love when there are unexpected subplots woven throughout stories, which is what I’m predicting for this book.
Those are the Thrillers that I’m looking forward to this summer!
I am so excited to get back into reading this summer! I feel like I put it on the backburner for way too long and have been watching too much TV or listening to too many podcasts for empty noise. These thrillers will be perfect for this summer to get lost in a book and keep yourself guessing. I honestly can never guess the ending to thrillers and mysteries, no matter how obvious it seems after the fact, or how many I read.
Questions for you:
- What books are on your summer TBR?
- What book are you looking forward to reading the most from the list?
- Is there a thriller that you would recommend?
Let me know your answers to any of the questions above in the comments below!
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