Summer Contemporary Fling! – Introduction

Two years ago, River and I decided we wanted to read two solid months’ worth of contemporary novels together. Thus Contemporary Summer Fling was born! Unfortunately last year, both of us were in insane situations (River moving back to America, I was getting married) and the event just didn’t take off. This year, however, we’ve decided to bring it back into full swing! The event runs from June 2nd to July 28th and we are encouraging others to read some of these gems with us. With a mix of new releases and older titles we’ve both been meaning to get to, we hope many of you will join us for discussion! Whether it’s by comment, or using the hashtag #scfreadalong, or just even tweeting us! And yes, at the beginning of July, there will be a giveaway for some of these wonderful reads.

Here’s the upcoming schedule of what we’ll be reading, reviewing, and potentially fangirling
over. This can help you figure out when a book likely should be read by, though the discussions/review posts will be open throughout so don’t feel like you have to participate on an exact schedule (that’s our job! :P).

June 2 – The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler (Releases on that day)

June 9 – Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (Releases that day)

June 16 – Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

June 23 – Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

June 30 – 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

July 7 – Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

July 14 – The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

July 21 – Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

July 28 – Winger by Andrew Smith


What do you think of our choices? Are there some of these you own and are dying to read? Did you manage to get an ARC of the three above that have yet to release? Whatever the case is, we hope you’ll join us in some contemporary beach reading fun. Though, I admit, I have a funny feeling a few of these many just leave me with all the emotional feels (Trish Doller and Emery Lord, I am LOOKING AT YOU). Let us know if you want to participate or if you’re interested in our picks in the comments. We’d love to hear from you guys!

4 thoughts on “Summer Contemporary Fling! – Introduction

  1. Cameron Berg

    Have you read ‘I Hunt Killers’ by Barry Lyga? It’s the damn creepiest YA novel I’ve read.

    1. samcmar Post author

      I admit, I have not, but I have heard amazing amazing things about it. It’s one of those books I keep meaning to get to and haven’t. 😀

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