The 2023 Summer Reading Guide

Looking for a copy of the 2023 Summer Reading Guide?! Just pop in your email address below and get ready to have a great list of books to read this summer!

The 2023 Summer Reading Guide is HERE!!!!!

Release day for the Summer Reading Guide is one of my favorite days of the entire year – I spend pretty much 365 days of the year thinking about the next Summer Reading Guide. Every book I read all year long, I think, “Does this deserve a spot??” And it’s so satisfying to see the whole thing come together!

It’s time to whip out your library card or load up your Kindle or order a few physical books for summer. Whatever your preferred way of getting your hands on these titles is, these are all great books to read as warm weather and vacation arrive.

As in past years, I try to make sure it’s a good mix of both brand new releases and older titles because as a heavy library user myself, I know how deeply frustrating it is when I go to my library to request books from a summer reading list and every. single. book. has a request line 100 people long. No one needs that!

This is the ninth annual Summer Reading Guide and whether you want something to read on your own or aloud to your kids, to listen to or read on paper, fiction or non-fiction, I hope you’ll find exactly the right titles to make your summer reading extra enjoyable.

books for summer reading

This year, the summer reading guide consists of six categories with four books per category.

For each book, I’m sharing a short description of the book so you can quickly decide whether it’s something you’ll love or one you can skip.

And, like the last couple of years, I’ve included a printable version that you can get sent directly to your email (let me tell you, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS – Kelsey on my team is the genius designer who brings it all to life and this year’s is the best yet!).

Not only does it have all the books in one handy place, but there are bonus book recommendations, read-alike suggestions, and lots of tips about reading with your kids or taking advantage of library resources.

Plus, it has all the titles on a single page if you want to print it out and take it to the library with you or mark them off as you read.

I hope it makes it easier than ever to have your best summer of reading. Just pop your email in the form below and it’ll come right to your inbox:

And now . . .drumroll please! The 2023 Summer Reading Guide!

The 2023 summer reading guide

Love stories

Terrific non-fiction

Page-turning novels

Books for the whole family

Historical fiction

Absorbing audiobooks

books for summer reading

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  1. I appreciate all the hard work you and your team puts into the summer reading guide! Seeing this just made my day better a whole lot better. Thank you!

  2. I just wanted to say thank you. I have read many great books from your recommendations and I have sent my grandchildren books they have loved. Thank you so much.

  3. I have tried to get a copy of the 2023 Summer Reading Guide but it won’t send to my email. Can you please try and send it to there. I love the summer reading guide. Thank you so much.

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