Can you believe summer is almost here? I love all the fresh green everywhere & the sandal weather & all the sunshine. Also, lots more time to read. yay, yay, yay. And not too surprising, I have a list of books I’m wanting to read. Summer time reads that will be perfect with a glass of strawberry lemonade.
Dancing with Olaf kind of books. Because SUMMER!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Don’t these covers just scream SUMMER???
And this series is becoming a Netflix show? And I think its being released in August. So, yes, required summer time reading. I also think it looks cute, and fluffy, and light hearted. Basically, happiness.
And I’m pretty sure I’m reading it as a buddy read with Malanie. Which is double fun. More YAY!
Trials of Apollo & Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Is my reading list complete without a set of Rick Riordan books? (cries distantly because eventually I’m going to run out of new Riordan to books to read)
I am very happy and excited to start the Trials of Apollo. Can I tell you a secret? I’ve already started the first trials of Apollo book. (It’s warm outside, ok?) And I’ve been told to read them at the same time as Magnus Chase. so planning on picking up Magnus Chase SOON from the library.
What so great about the Trials of Apollo is that Apollo is just so funny. And his references to his whole entire life are just hilarious. Ok, he’s a tad bit annoying but I think he’ll improve. After all, being kicked out of Olympus is kind of a shocker. I’m giving the guy a tiny break.
The Foxhole Court (is this just one book?)
I had never heard of this book until this spring. And now suddenly so many readers I trust tell me I must read this book. (is it a series? A single book? Welcome to my lack of knowledge)
The only thing I know, is I think it’s about a high school sports team? And the mascot must be a fox? (What a logical guess, Elizabeth. You are very smart)
Apparently this is a happy series? Or emotional? So maybe not exactly happy? I have no idea. But it’s on my summer tbr.
The Raven Cycle (the entire series)
Now, this is a series I’ve been meaning to read for absolutely forever. And ever. I even own the first book. But I just haven’t started it. (I’m pretty naughty)
I’ve never read any of Maggie Stiefvater books. But I’ve heard her writing is apparently magical. This summer list isn’t written in any specific order of priority, but if it was, Maggie’s books would probably be near the top. Because I just need to read her books.
I also have no real idea what these books are about. But there’s a girl named Lily, right? And some boys? And a king? And maybe Ravens? (Wow, my skills of deduction are on point today)
Yes, I’m definitely Sherlock figuring out what these books are about.
Also, I can’t wait to read the third book, because the cover for Blue Lily, Lily Blue is so pretty I might cry.
The Wrath and the Dawn & The Rose and the Dagger
Another series I don’t really know anything about. But I don’t think it is a series. it appears to be a duology? Which is one of my favorite kind of book series.
I also hear it’s own voices and pulled from non-western lore. And the covers? Yes, I need to check this series out.
Throne of Glass (the entire series)
Ok, so confession, I’ve read this entire series before. But I read it super fast. The last three books in about two and half days. And I read Throne of glass and Crown of Midnight on kindle the same night. So the series is kind of muddled in my brain?
I also haven’t read the Assassin’s Blade, so I’m hoping to pick the prequel up first.
I don’t remember the character arcs and development. And people talk about how much they either HATE or LOVE this series. And I don’t remember my feelings. or why I shipped who & who, or what I thought about the magic system and world building.
So, I’m going to do a reread. And review each book. (Thoughtfully, of course)
The Iliad (& maybe the Odyssey?)
I am very excited to add this book to my summertime TBR. Because it’s a classic. And I’ve never really tried to read it? And I’ve been reading a lot of mythology lately, (Hello, Percy Jackson!) So now I super duper want to read the primary sources.
Since this book is gigantic. And OLD. I plan to divide it up, and read a little bit each week.
Here’s me and Homer and flowers. Because summer aesthetic.
Now this is just the start to my summer TBR. I’m sure it’s going to grow. (and I might not get to a book or two. tears)
I’m also super excited to keep editing on my current WIP. (yippee for hard work and tears) And besides all the writing and books, I just can’t wait for lots of ice cream and fireworks. And my summer job is super exciting, too. Basically, I am very happy summer is near.
Are you excited for summer? (or winter if you live in a different hemisphere) What are your favorite things about May, June, July, and August?
Have you read any of the books on my summer time TBR? What do you think about them? Are you excited for me to read a specific series or book?