Podcast Episode 20: Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads (with Susie from Novel Visits)

All-Time Favorite Summer Reads


In Episode 20, Susie from the blog Novel Visits joins me to countdown our all-time favorite summer reads!

This post contains affiliate links (plus: here’s your Amazon Smile-specific affiliate link), through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!).


  • Overview of Sarah’s 2019 Summer Reading Guide.
  • What summer reading means to us.
  • What we want to avoid in our summer reading.
  • The one book you think would be on our lists, but isn’t.
  • Sarah guesses the thinly veiled Hollywood celebrities from one of Susie’s picks.
  • Our running theme of picking the one awesome book from authors whose other work we haven’t loved.

Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads

Sarah’s Picks:

Susie’s Picks:

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Susie

Susie Boutry of Novel VisitsBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, I began journaling about the books I read and turned that passion into writing about books. My first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but I soon realized I wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of my own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, I love being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.

Next Week’s Episode

Mary Laura Philpott, author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink, on “women who get women” (airing on May 29).

Support the Podcast

  • Share
    If you like the podcast, I’d love for you to share it with your reader friends…in real life and on social media (there’s easy share buttons at the bottom of this post!).
  • Subscribe
    …wherever you listen to podcasts, so new episodes will appear in your feed as soon as they’re released.
  • Rate and Review
    Search for “Sarah’s Book Shelves” in Apple Podcasts…or wherever you listen to podcasts!


book podcast


  • Feedback
    I want this podcast to fit what you’re looking for, so I truly do want your feedback! Please tell me (email me at sarahsbookshelves@gmail.com or DM me on social media) what you like, don’t like, want more of, want less of, etc. I’d also love to hear topics you’d like me to cover and guests you’d like to hear from.

What are your all-time favorite summer reads?

Pin this post…

All-Time Favorite Summer Reads


Get Weekly Email Updates!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Sherry wrote:

    LOVE your Podcast! Great guests, great reviews! I ALWAYS add books to my TBR list after listening. Will definitely leave a review on the App Store!

    Posted 5.22.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thank you!

      Posted 5.24.19 Reply
  2. Catherine wrote:

    I’m so excited to listen to this one tomorrow. You always make the treadmill time go so fast! Plus adding to my TBR.

    Posted 5.23.19 Reply
  3. What was your favorite summer reading books so far?

    Posted 2.10.21 Reply

Get Weekly Email Updates!

Join our mailing list to receive all new blog posts in one weekly email. Plus, news of special updates and offers!

You have Successfully Subscribed!