Series I’m Saving for the Summer // Creating a Summertime TBR

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. 

lets chat

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?

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  1. bookgraphy April 28, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I really want to read Throne of glass everyone seems to love it and I really enjoy Sarah J Maas writiing!😍 sounds like you’ll have a great reading summer!!!

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Yes, if you enjoy Sarah J Maas, you’ll definitely love Throne of Glass!

  2. malanielovesfiction April 28, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    omgggggg I’m so excited for our Jenny Han buddy read, just look at those gorgeous covers????????? ALREADY SM FLUFFY AND CUTTTEE
    also YESS to my favorite trilogy of all time about a college sports team of ridiculously damaged boyyyss and girlllssss, oh goddd i’m so excited for my Liz!!!!!! you’re going to adore it, prepare for obsession + wanting to protect Neil and Andrew against all things

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      I AM SO EXCITED for our next buddy read! And the covers are so heartwarming 💕 And I can’t wait to read about Neil and Andrew!

  3. Sahi April 28, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I read the whole ToG series in less than a week too… along with a couple of sleepless nights … Great to see someone who reads as crazily as me 😜😜😜
    Ur TBR looks cool… Have fun reading !!!!!

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      I am such a crazy reader! It’s good to know I’m not the only one 😂

  4. Jenn @ Bound to Writing April 28, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    I love The Odyssey! And I’ve read parts of the Iliad. I definitely like the Odyssey more, but they are great for reading more about Mythology. Have fun tackling your summer TBR list! 🙂

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      I hope it’s as fun reading as it is to think about! I’m so looking forward to tacking Homer 🙂

  5. Rebecca Alasdair April 29, 2018 / 9:01 am

    Lucky you! I’m on the other side of the world here and it’s heading into winter ❄️:(

    You’ve got some great book on your TBR though! I’ve heard that The Foxhole Court (part of the All For the Game series) is pretty good, and I think it’s self-published so it’s always great to support those brave souls. The Raven Cycle is one of my all-time favourites (hint hint, there’s NOT a girl called Lily, but there IS a girl called Blue!) and the writing is just so unique. As for Throne of Glass, I feel like blowing through the entire series so quickly is kinda telling. I read it in a week myself and loved it…and am now a nervous wreck waiting for the last book to come out!

    Enjoy your summer and your books 🙂

      • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:47 pm

        Opps, I’ve double commented before, it’s always kind of a funny mistake! 😂 I didn’t know the Foxhole Court is self-published! That’s pretty cool!
        I hope you had a great summer, and even though you’re heading into winter, I hope that it’s great!

  6. Rebecca Alasdair April 29, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Lucky you! I’m on the other side of the world here and it’s heading into winter ❄️🙁

    You’ve got some great book on your TBR though! I’ve heard that The Foxhole Court (part of the All For the Game series) is pretty good, and I think it’s self-published so it’s always great to support those brave souls. The Raven Cycle is one of my all-time favourites (hint hint, there’s NOT a girl called Lily, but there IS a girl called Blue!) and the writing is just so unique. As for Throne of Glass, I feel like blowing through the entire series so quickly is kinda telling. I read it in a week myself and loved it…and am now a nervous wreck waiting for the last book to come out!

    Enjoy your summer and your books 🙂

  7. anatomyofabookthief April 29, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Oh man just reading your list made me so excited for summer! My exams finish on 21st May so my summer starts there and I am so excited to be able to read whatever I want without feeling guilty and like I should be working/revising! I also have Rick Riordan books on my own TBR as I’m planning on reading the whole of the Percy Jackson series for the first time this summer, I think I have already read the first book but I want to read the rest now! Of the books on your TBR I absolutely adore Maggie Stiefvater and The Raven Cycle so I hope you enjoy it too!! 🙂

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      oh, my exams start this week, and I’m dreading tomorrow so much. It’s going to be a crazy week! I hope you do well on yours!
      And let’s all scream about summer happiness because it’s almost here!!!

  8. catfairyreads April 29, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a PERFECT series to read over the summer! You don’t regret it! I am also guilty of not reading Raven Boys either and I own the first book as well and I have no clue what the synopsis is about either! Your blog aesthetic/posts is amaze btw! <3

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Ah, thanks! I can’t wait to start To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! And I guess we can be guilty together, haha!

  9. tasya @ the literary huntress April 29, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I still need to read the third book in Lara Jean series and Magnus Chase series! I love Trials of Apollo and can’t wait for the 3rd book, Apollo is sooo funny!

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Apollo is so hilarious! His voice is just so great 😂

  10. Cailin @ Rose Petal Pages April 29, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I want to read sooo many of these books and hope I can squeeze in a bunch of them this summer! Also, I am one of those who LOVES Throne of Glass so I can’t wait to see what you think of them!

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      I hope you can read a bunch this summer, too! I mean, what’s summer without a ton of book reading? 😂

  11. Elise @ Roaming Reader April 29, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Ooo so many good books here! Good luck getting through The Raven Boys! I’ve always red Maggie Stiefvator books pretty slow but hopefully you’ll get through that quicker than I did lol. I read all of SJM’s books last summer! Her books are super quick and easy to get through so I hope you enjoy your reread of those.

    For me, this summer I’m kinda planning a big week by week blogging thing where each week I read and review a book from years past (so I think I’m just gonna start with 2017 then 2016, 2015, 2014 etc) so that’ll be an adventure lol

    • Elizabeth Hunter April 29, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Maas’s writing is so easy to read! And I am really looking forward to the Raven boys.
      Your summer reading idea is so cool! I’m looking forward to reading your reviews!

  12. Ellyn April 30, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I’m hoping to read The Foxhole Court in Summer too, I think it’s a trilogy btw! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Elizabeth Hunter May 1, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Yes, I’ve now learned it’s a trilogy! But it would be weird to edit the post, I think? So, we’ll just leave me looking ignorant 😂

  13. Michelle 🌈 April 30, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a PERFECT Summer read, I’m probably going to reread them 😀 The Raven Cycle is also a great one for Summer, but I think I might feel that way because I read them during the Summer last year lol (I think? My memory is terrible haha) Good luck, but most importantly have fun! 🙂

    • Elizabeth Hunter May 1, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Oh, I definitely plan on having fun! I’m sure the Raven Cycle is going to be great for summer, that must be why I’ve been procrastinating reading them, right? 😂

  14. Olivia @ Purely Olivia April 30, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE IS BECOMING A NETFLIX SHOW?!?! My life just got 100000x better. 😉 Wow, thank you for alerting me of this. And I definitely want to reread those in the summer, they are the perfect summer read!

    I need to finish the Trials of Apollo and Magnus Chase, too! I’ve read the first book in both series, but haven’t read any further. Also on my TBR is ACOTAR along with the rest of the series- I have it checked out from the library now, but I don’t know if I’ll have time to read it before I have to turn it in…

    This is a lovely post, and got me ready for summer, haha!

    • Elizabeth Hunter May 1, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Ok, so how did I know this before actual fans of the book? this is weird 😂 And I’m so glad you’re getting ready for summer! It’s almost here, yay!

  15. emmareadstoomuch April 30, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    to all the boys i’ve loved before is becoming a netflix show??? add it to the how-did-i-not-know-that list.

    i read most of the raven cycle (the first three books) last summer and it was the perfect summer series!! something about that world just fits the season.

    i love this idea!! hopefully i’ll knock out some series this summer too 😮

    • Elizabeth Hunter May 1, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Yessss, Emma, now I want to know how you did not know. 😂 I think I saw it on twitter? And I’m getting super excited for the Raven boys, all these comments telling me it’s great for summer!

  16. Marie May 1, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    AHH what a fantastic TBR, I love it! I hope you’ll love To All The Boys and the Raven Boys and The Wrath and the Dawn as well, I read all of these and loved them so, so much – To All The Boys seems especially fitting to read in the summer, a cute read like that. SO excited about the Netflix adaptation 😀

    • Elizabeth Hunter May 1, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      I think this is the most perfect TBR I’ve ever created? 😂 Cute reads practically define summer!

  17. GingerSnapHattie May 3, 2018 / 2:40 am

    The Jenny Han books are so summery and cute, they never fail to make me feel good <3 Her characters are so well developed and so real, I want to live inside her books! I'm planning on reading The Raven Cycle this summer too, it's something I've been meaning to get to for forever!
    xoxo
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