10 Books to Read on a Hot Summer Day (2019)

Fill your 2019 summer reading list with these highly-recommended books | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for April 16th, 2019 is: Rainy Day Reads. Since it is peak summer here, I decided to share my summer recommendations for 2019 instead.

10 Books to Read on a Hot Summer Day (2019) | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (post graphic image)

1. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This has a bright orange cover with an iced coffee on it, so it’s the perfect summertime #OwnVoices desi rom-com read.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

2. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

This is a fantasy standalone with a desert setting, slow-burn romance and a gorgeous red on the cover.

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

3. Internment by Samira Ahmed

This near-future dystopian narrative filled with the just anger of the #OwnVoices Muslim author over the rampant Islamophobia of our times.

Internment by Samira Ahmed | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

4. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

This is another fantasy with a desert setting and a fiery cover, but this one is the first in a promising adult fantasy series.

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

5. Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

A recent read and not only does it have a very apt cover, but also features sandcastles, food, art and all the summery goodness!

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

6. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

Summer means travel and exotic destinations, so what better way to do that than follow a bunch of teenagers in the 1800s across Europe on their grand tour?

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7. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

This is a light, breezy and deliciously addictive series about a young, dashing and rich Singaporean heir with a middle-class girlfriend and the chaos that ensues when he brings her home.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

8. The Martian by Andy Weir

Set on the red planet, this bleak but humourous sci-fi is an account of the survival of one astronaut against all odds.

The Martian by Andy Weir | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

9. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This is a young adult contemporary romance series with an equally sweet adaptation to watch after having devoured the trilogy.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

10. American Panda by Gloria Chao

One of my 2018 favourites, this is about a Taiwanese-American girl juggling her parents’ expectations and her own dreams which I found very relatable and would definitely love to re-read at this time!

American Panda by Gloria Chao | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)


Let's discuss (blog graphic)
What is the weather like currently wherever you are? What does your summer reading list look like? Do you make special seasonal TBRs? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

17 thoughts on “10 Books to Read on a Hot Summer Day (2019)

  1. I feel like our summers are very different. xD It’s spring here, which means it’s 70 – 75 and raining/storming 5 days out of 7 LOL! Want to send some warm weather my way?

    This is a great list! I really need to read City of Brass. I’ve got A Gentleman’s Guide. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll have to take that outside one of these summer days and get cracking on it soon. I’ve really been meaning to. Great list!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    1. It’s way too warm here so please take some heat off our hands, please! πŸ˜… Yeah, I live in the tropics and it’s summer from March-May here.

      Thank you so much! I really hope you enjoy both The City of Brass and Gentleman’s Guide. β™₯️ I will check out your post very soon!

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    1. It’s so good, Krysta! It’s one of those rare college YAs which are on the quieter side (i.e. internal struggle instead of dramatic plot elements) and it’s such a wonderfully diverse book. I enjoyed it a lot and I hope you do too! β™₯️

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    1. Ah, Aradhna, there are so many amazing diverse books you need to get to ASAP! I’ll be hounding you to read these two now. πŸ˜‚ Since Empire of Sand is a standalone, maybe you can get to it first. Both The City of Brass and its sequel, The Kingdom on Copper, end on cliffhangers (from what I’ve heard of the second book). πŸ™ˆ

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  2. Ahh this is a great recommendations list! And I wish it were summer here already haha. I love When Dimple Met Rishi, American Panda, Small Town Hearts and Lara Jean so much, they make such great summer reads πŸ™‚

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