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2022 Summer Reading Challenge

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

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Ok I am soooo excited about this! I am so happy to launch this year’s 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. This was in large part inspired by all of you! I know there are alot of readers here in this space and I thought this would be a fun way to encourage us all to read.

Scroll down to see how to take part in this year’s Summer Reading challenge and for some of my book ideas.

How to participate in the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

1.) Save this graphic below to your phone or go over to my Instagram and click here to save the Summer Reading Challenge template.

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

2.) The idea is to read books in each category to try and get a BINGO or bonus points if you do a cover all and fill in all the boxes! Each time you read a book that checks off one of the boxes, share to your Instagram stories and tag me @ourtiny_nest.

3.) The challenge will end September 5th. Be sure to share your finished template to your Instagram story with each box ticked off and tag me @ourtiny_nest to get credit!


Everyone who gets a BINGO or a coverall will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card!

Be sure to share with any of your friends you think would want to read along.

And if you have any questions, you can send me a DM on Instagram or comment on this post.


Scroll down to see some of my book suggestions.


Beach Reads

The Hotel Nantucket I just bought this one. I love anything by Elin Hilderbrand, she is Queen of summer beach reads!

2022 summer reading challenge The Hotel Nantucket

The Boardwalk Book Shop – Takes places on the California Coast, three friends run a Book Shop/Gift Shop/Bakery. It’s a story of sisterhood and friendship.

2022 Summer Reading challenge The Boardwalk Bookshop



The Club – This was a Reese Book Club pick. Takes place in an exclusive club off the coast of England where the rich and famous party hard but the body count goes up.

2022 Summer Reading Challenge The Club



It Happened One Summer – This was actually a recommendation by a few of you if you like spiceeeee <3

2022 Summer Reading Challenge It happened one summer


Book by a new author

The Long Answer by Anna Hoagland explores the issues of motherhood, fertility and sisterhood.

2022 Summer reading Challenge

How To Fake It In Hollywood 2 Hollywood celebrities enter into a fake relationship as part of a PR stunt. The reviews say it’s full of drama and sexy love scenes.

2022 Summer Reading Challenge How to Fake it In Hollywood

For more book ideas check out

22 Books to Read in 2022

Summer Reading List


2022 Summer Reading Challenge


I can’t wait to see what books you all read this summer. Happy Reading!


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22 Books to Read in 2022

22 books to read in 2022

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One of my goals for 2022 is to read more. I think between the pandemic and the cluster that was the past few years, I’m ready to just immerse myself in some good books and escape for awhile. Below I’m sharing 22 books to read in 2022. A mix of thrillers, romance, new releases and old.

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22 Books to Read in 2022

Winter in Paradise – Elin Hildebrand is one of my top favorite authors. Instead of her usual Nantucket based story, this one takes place around New Year’s in St. John’s. The perfect escape from snowy weather.

22 books to read in 2022 - winter in paradise

The Maid – This one was just released! 25 year old Molly works as a maid. She struggles in social situations and is a bit quirky. One day she finds a wealthy man dead in his bed. The story is described as a cozy, heartwarming read.

22 books to read in 2022 - the maid

Ugly Love  – a girl meets an airplane pilot, he’s looking to have fun, no strings attached. There’s two rules to their arrangement – don’t ask about the past and don’t expect a future. And then things get ugly.

22 books to read in 2022 - ugly love

Joan is Okay – to be released on January 18th. About a Chinese American ICU doctor in New York City faced with a worldly health crisis. Kinda similar to our pandemic situation right now.

22 books to read in 2022 - joan is okay

The Last House on the Street – available January 11th. A woman and her husband are in the process of building their dream home when he dies tragically in an accident. One day an older woman shows up and tells the grieving widow she shouldn’t move in. A thriller that weaves in history and social injustice.

22 books to read in 2022 - the last house on the street

The Golden Couple – what seems like a perfect couple is shaken by an affair. They head to a well renowned marriage counselor who doesn’t play by the rules and there’s many suspenseful twists.

22 books to read in 2022 - the golden couple

Life Flight – An EMS helicoptor who thrives on high stress situations is carrying a critical patient when she is forced to land on a mountain due to a raging storm with a serial killer on the lose. If you’re the high adrenaline type, this sounds right up your alley!

22 books to read in 2022 - life flight

The Midwife’s Secret – 2 missing girls and a midwife who is accused of their disappearances and the death of a mother in childbirth.

22 books to read in 2022 - the midwife's secret

People We Meet On Vacation – friends turned lovers go on a vacation together for a second chance romance. This book was a 2021 GoodReads Choice Winner.

22 books to read in 2022 - people we meet on vacaton

Long Bright River – two sisters raised in Philadelphia during an opioid crisis. One turns to the streets looking for her next fix, the other becomes a police officer in the same neighborhood until one of the sisters disappears during a string of murders.

22 books to read in 2022 - long bright river

Reminders of Him – coming Jan 18th. Another Colleen Hoover read. A woman is released from prison and is trying to reunite with her four year old daughter. A local bar owner proves to be the link between connecting her with their daughter. In true CoHo form, this sounds like a super emotional, gripping romance.

22 books to read in 2022 - reminders of him

Greenwich Park – this one is coming January 25th. The reviews say it’s a story about impending motherhood, friendship and secrets.

22 books to read in 2022 - greenwich park

Local Woman Missing – This was voted “Best Book of the Month” for thrillers by Amazon. A woman and her daughter go missing and eventually the case goes cold. Years later, the daughter resurfaces and everyone wants to know what happened.

22 books to read in 2022 - local woman missing

East Coast Girls – this one has mixed reviews but the storyline sounds really good to me. A story of 4 best friends who vacation in Montauk until a tragedy occurs. Years later they decide to reconnect for one more vacation together.

22 books to read in 2022 - east coast girls

The Drowning Kind – If you’re looking for a spooky, supernatural book this is it. A woman finds her sister has drowned in a pool. It goes deeper to reveal that the pool apparently has a history of a dark past.

22 books to read in 2022 - the drowning kind

The First Wife – the reviews say this is perfect if you liked “Big Little Lies” and “The Couple Next Door”. A woman goes to spend some time at the beach with her friend. One night, she is woken up by the sound of a scream.

22 books to read in 2022 - the first wife

The Islanders – this would be a great summer read as it takes place in Block Island, one of my favorite places. Three women who are on Block Island meet and their lives become intertwined.

22 books to read in 2022 - the islanders


7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – I have been wanting to read this one for awhile! The reviews say it’s full of Old Hollywood glamour as Evelyn Hugo tells her story of love, overcoming adversity and sexism.

22 books to read in 2022- the seven husbands of evelyn hugo

Wish You Were Here – one of the latest books from Jodi Picoult and very present day as it’s about a woman who just about has it all and then a pandemic hits.

22 books to read in 2022 - wish you were here

The Love Hypothesis – A contemporary romance. A PhD student who doesn’t believe in romantic relationships until the subject of her eye is a young hot professor.

22 books to read in 2022 - the love hypothesis

The Book of Cold Cases – Expected March 15th. If you’re a lover of true crime this is for you! The main character works at a doctor’s office during the day however her tragic past has spurred her passion as a true crime blogger. She begins to interview a woman who is acquitted of murder, meeting at her mansion regularly when she feels she may be getting manipulated.

22 books to read in 2022 - the book of cold cases

The Lying Club – Expected March 22nd. They say this will be your new obsession if you loved “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere”. Takes place in an elite private school in Colorado, with tension between moms and daughters, the haves and have nots.

22 books to read in 2022 - the lying club

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Summer Reading List 2021

2021 summer reading list
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One of the things on my summer bucket list is to read more books. My family used to make fun of me because on my summer vacations I’d often go to the library or Barnes and Noble to get some books to read over the summer while most kids did all they could to avoid reading. It’s always been one of my favorite escapes. I’m sharing my Summer Reading List for 2021 below.

And all of the books are linked on Amazon so you can download to your kindle or purchase the actual book if you still like flipping through pages.

Scroll to the bottom to download my free summer reading list printable with my recommendations.

Summer Reading List 2021


28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand 

28 summers - summer reading list

I read this one last summer in 2 days. Elin Hildebrand is one of my favorite authors for an easy beachy read. There’s been talks that they may be making it into a movie too!


Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters Summer Reading List

I read all of Judy Blume’s books as a teenager. I read this one back in college and remember it being really good. It’s a story about two girls who are friends during the summer on the Vineyard. It’s on my list for this summer to read again.


The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

the last thing he told me summer reading list

this one is on all of the lists for must reads this summer. This thriller is a Reese’s Book Club Pick and I’ve been told that its perfect if you loved Big Little Lies or Little Fires Everywhere.


Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising - Summer reading list

based on an end of the Summer beach party in Malibu, this book is about dysfunctional family relationships. Many of the reviews on Good Reads say that the characters are extremely well written and will have your emotions all over the place.


The Husbands by Chandler Baker

The Husbands - summer reading list

A female powered thriller that based on the synopsis reminds me a little of the Stepford Wives or Desperate Housewives.


Animal by Lisa Taddeo –

Animal - summer reading list

The Amazon reviews say this book is about female rage, sexuality, and adventure and the characters go to dark places. May not be everyone but sounds thrilling.


The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace - Summer Reading List

This story takes place at a family summer home in Cape Cod where a mother of three comes to a crossroads in her love life forcing her to choose between her husband or her childhood lover.


The Therapist by B. A. Paris –

The Therapist - summer reading list

A new couple moves into a gated community and finds that it may not be all it appears to be.  The main character Alice learns that there are some secrets about her home.


Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

Happy and You Know It summer reading list

Reviewers say this book is like what the ladies of Sex and the City would be like in the social media age.  Think new motherhood in Upper East Side.

Click to download my free printable Summer Reading List

Check off the books as you read them and add a few selections of your own!

For more bucket lists, check out my Summer 2021 Bucket List!



Pin the Summer Reading List for Later!

2021 summer reading list