Podcast Episode 83: 2021 Summer Reading Special with Susie from @NovelVisits

2021 Summer Reading

In Episode 83, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books that missed last year’s Summer Reading Guides, books for people who have time to dig into something big in the summer, and our #1 picks for the four of the five categories featured in Sarah’s 2021 Summer Reading Guide.

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Our Summer Reading Guides

Books That Missed Last Year’s Summer Reading Guides [4:12]



Books For People Who Have More Time to Dig Into Something Big in Summer (i.e. “Teacher Books”) [17:36]



Our #1 Picks for Each Summer Reading Guide Category [37:56]

Something Light / Fun

Something Intense / Fast-Paced

Something with a Bit More Substance

Something Different

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Susie

Susie Boutry of Novel VisitsBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Susie has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, she began journaling about the books I read and turned that passion into writing about books. Her first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but she soon realized she 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, she loves 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 Episode

Next week, Catherine (@gilmoreguide) will join me for the Spring 2021 Circle Back episode (airing June 2).

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  1. Valerie S. wrote:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation – thank you for the fabulous summer reading recommendations! I completely agree with Susie – I LOVED Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau!! It is the PERFECT summer novel!

    Posted 5.14.21 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thank you!

      Posted 5.20.21 Reply

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