Booklist for Summerathon

Dear Bookbugs,

It is summer at some part of the globe while I have monsoon on full swing here. However, summer reads are always my favorite kind of books. Which is why I’m participating in a summer readathon – #summerathon – which starts from June 21st, 2019 and ends on June 27th, 2019. I came to know about this from one of my favorite Youtubers, Heather who is co-hosting this readathon.


Here is the list of the books that I have picked to go along with the challenges:

  • Challenge 1 – Read a beachy read
  • Challenge  4 – Read a book set in summer

              For this challenge I am planning to read Me and Mr. Jones by Lucy Diamond. The story revolves around a resort that is located at the beachside. It tells the story of four different women who are in a relationship with their own Mr. Jones. The women in the life of the Jones brothers and their father, all dealing with their own set of problems this summer.

Since this is a light beachy summer read, I am clubbing it with Challenge 4 – read  a book set in summer.

I can’t wait to start this one!!


  • Challenge 2 – Read a book with sunrise colours on the cover

I had already started a few chapters of this book when I came to know about this challenge. So I set it aside because guess what, this is one of my NetGalley eARCs and it has sunrise colours on the cover. If that is not a perfectly good reason to read “The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green” by Erica Boyce then what else is?

The story is set up in a small Vermont town where a dying farmer hires a man in an attempt to get his town on the map. That man is none other than Daniel Green who belongs to a secret circle, that makes crop circles. Soon Daniel gets attached to this family. From the Goodreads description, ‘The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green explores the unexplainable bonds of family, the everyday wonder of love, and the strange mysteries life provides that help humanity light up the dark’. Now that sounds like an interesting story.


  • Challenge 3 – Read a book featuring a road trip/traveling or summer vacation

For this challenge, I have picked “The Geography of Lost Things” by Jessica Brody.

This is a romantic road trip story of Ali who wants to get rid of the car- a 1968 Firebird Convertible –  her father left her when he died. But Ali always had a strained relationship with her father who was absent for most part of her life. The car brings her childhood memories back and she can’t wait to get rid of it. And in a weird turn of events, she is forced to travel with her ex-boyfriend when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast. And so, Ali begins her adventure and finds out more about life and herself.

I am sold at the idea and can’t wait to start this one.

  • Challenge 5 – Read a book with food on the cover

This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I have seen a lot of people talking about this book. My excitement for this one is doubled, being an Indian myself. Which is why, this was my obvious choice for the challenge.

With her mother pushing her for marriage, Dimple has her own ideas of life until she meets the hopelessly romantic Rishi Patel. Even if this is a cliched Bollywood story-line, one could never get tired of the trope. Hopefully I enjoy this one.

  • Challenge – Drink your favorite summery drink while reading

Well, this one is easy. I will probably drink a lemonade ( and hope I don’t fall sick because it is  raining here.) Or I would make myself some lassi and drink it while reading anyone of these summer books.


Are you going to participate in #summerathon as well? If so, what are the book you’re planning to read?

Let me know in the comments.

Happy reading everyone!!


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