This TBR is a little later than I would usually put it up, but that is because I have decided to combine the next few months’ TBR piles into one big summer TBR. During the summer I don’t really keep track of the date because I don’t have school or deadlines like I usually do, so I just follow my own schedule. Because of this I didn’t really want to separate the months out and I thought it would be much better to put them all together. This therefore took a little longer to put together than usual because I had to think further ahead and take the two holidays I am going on into account. I have finally finished putting it together though, so let’s get into talking about the books:
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
This is the book I am currently reading as I am writing this, so I think it is very likely that I will have finished this by the time you are reading this post. This book was bought on a whim one day when I was in the bookstore and I found another book that I really wanted, but it was on the buy one get one half price table and I wanted to take advantage of the the deal. When this happens I like to just pick up a random book off the table that looks interesting and see how I like it and so far I think I am going to like it. I am currently only a few chapters in, so I can’t really form an opinion on the book yet, but I will let you know how I liked it in my wrap-up at the end of the month.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
I’m sure you’ve all heard about ‘the hate you give’ by now and I’m sure the majority of you have also read it, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I haven’t been putting it off for any particular reason there are just so many amazing books that I want to read and others just kept popping up. I also tend to prefer fantasy over contemporary, so I kept choosing those, but it is the summer now and I have loads of free time, so I am going to make the most of it and finally pick up this book and see what all the fuss is about. I really hope I love it and from the sounds of it I think I will.
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
If you read my Jun wrap-up then you know that I recently read the Girsha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and I absolutely adored them! I needed a bit of a break from the world after that because I literally couldn’t look at the books without squealing or crying, but I am ready to dive back into the world now and find out more. I think this is going to be one of the books I bring on holiday with me to Barcelona in a few weeks time because it is a collection of short stories, which are the things I prefer to read whilst travelling because I find they are less taxing for me to read.
The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Of course with me being back on my Leigh Bardugo kick I have to pick up the six of crows duology, so that is exactly what I plan to do this summer. I adore the Grisha world so much and I am never going to have had enough of it, so I am beyond excited to dive into these two books and see if I love them as much as I adored the original trilogy. Everyone tells me they are amazing, so I have very high expectations, but then I had very high expectations for the trilogy and they were all surpassed, so I’m not too worried about being disappointed.
Red Queen Quadrilogy by Victoria Aveyard
I don’t know if any of you have read the Red Queen series, but it was pretty hyped up a few years ago across all bookish platforms, so I bent to the hype and I was rewarded greatly because I loved the first book! I read it right when it first came out though, which then meant I had to wait, so I did wait – very paitently I might add – and then when the second book came out I went out and bought it and read it the same day. After I finished the second book though and realised I had to wait a whole year for the next book I proceeded to stare at my wall for six hours wondering what the hell I was going to do with my life until then. It was at this point that I decided I was going to put the series down and just wait until it was finished, so that I could marathon it all in one go (possibly the only sensible decision I have ever made). The final book has now been released though and I own them all, so this summer seemed like the perfect time to re-read the first two books and then finally find out what happens next. I know it is going to destroy me and I am going to enjoy every second of it!
The Course of True Love (and first dates) and The Midnight Heir by Cassandra Clare
These are two short stories following one of my favourite characters from the shadowhunter world: Magnus Bane! These are two of the short stories from the larger bind up ‘The Bane Chronicles’, but now they have been released in small hardback form and I thought they were just too cute to not get. I have read The Bane Chronicles before, so this will be a re-read for me, but I thought these two little stories would be great to bring on one of the holidays I am going on this summer. They are tiny, so they’ll be really easy to pack and they aren’t too heavy going on the content front.
The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
You may are may not have heard of this series because it is quite old at this point. I bought the series 3 years ago in my book buying frenzy when I first joined the book community, but then never got around to reading them. I want to read them before I loose interest in them, so I thought this summer was the perfect excuse as this is the last time I will ever truly have no responsibilities as next year I have GCSE’s, I am hoping to get a job and then it is off to college. I am really trying to make the most of this summer, which you might hear more about in a later blog post.
Those are all the books I am hoping to read this summer! If I get around to reading any more than that then that would be great, but as long as I get these read then I will be happy. Even though I have put my July and August TBR’s into one I am still going to be doing individual monthly wrap-ups, so I can update you on how my summer reading is going at the end of July. What are you planning to read this summer? What kind of genre do you generally like to read at this time of year? I’d love to know!
Goodbye for now!
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