But what to read? There are so many choices. For my own part, I just finished reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Very different. Magical. I recommend it.
And, of course, there are many wonderful romances. Summer is the perfect time for a good love story (isn't anytime a good time for a love story)?
Here's a Goodreads list of 2012 Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense novels.
The 2012 RITA finalists (if you're not familiar with romance, the RITAs are the annual awards given out by Romance Writers of America. They're our Oscars, so to speak). The winners will be announced on July 28th.
And RomanceNovels.me Top 1,000 Romance Novels of All Time.
But if romance novels aren't your style, here are some other lists:
Here's the longlist for this year's Man Booker prize.
Here's Brain Pickings Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine.
10 Books Inspired by Paintings
The July 29th New York Times List.
USA Today's list of bestsellers.
NPR's Summer Book List
Recommended Reading from the American Library Association.
And this list, from the beginning of the year, is a preview of some of what's being published this year.
Whichever books you choose to read, have a wonderful time! Enjoy!