Summer Reading: A Look Back

I'm a person who is always looking towards the future and planning. That being said, planning out my tbr despite the fact that I rarely stick to them is an exciting event. So in the start of the summer, happy Mari enjoying her honeymoon stage on her new blog wrote a Top Ten Tuesday about the book on top of her tbr for the summer. I think it's safe to say I failed miserably and here is why.

Top Ten Tuesday post + reasons why I want to read them

Books On My TBR

Books I Actually Read


I'm quite proud of the 2 books on my tbr that I actually managed to read and also write a review on (fist pump!) even though my earlier assumptions were wrong and I was disappointed in both of them. Still, it's an accomplishment. Now as for the number of books I've read this summer or lack there of…. well let's say I'm unimpressed.

Round up: 5 Books, 3 Manga, 1 Novella


I've struggled with summer time laze all my life and I have been busy with work so I can understand the low number of books read but it's kind of sad to see that I read more during the busiest months of the year, i.e. exam/summative month than during the summer.

What to blame? I'm blaming the summer and the laze that follows. Once summer starts I get this feeling of it never ending. It's like one those country days mentioned in Jane Austen's books. It feels like it will go on and you have all the time in the world until it ends.

Something else that increases during the summer is videos, movies, and tv shows. This summer it was Asian and Korean dramas in particular. There is a Korean craze going through my school and me being the cool girl who already passed the Asian craze with my Manga addiction a few years earlier thought myself too cool to join the club. Alas, I have joined and I'm quite happy about it, though it has taken away from my reading.

Another reason I want to blame is my sense of disinterest. I can't find books I want to read. It's flabbergasting but it's true. I remember going to Chapters and drooling over all the books I wanted and couldn't have but now I go and I see all the books I loved and can't find anything that I feel will compare. It's a sad reality but one that can be fixed.

Lastly and probably the most accurate excuse is the fact that my Kobo e-reader broke this summer leaving me with a broken bookworm heart. Most of the books I planned on reading were actually on my Kobo as well. So there you have it. 

Goal Setting

So here I'm going to try my hand at this tbr stuff and set one but give no restrictions, seeing as I'm quite a rebel :
I shall forever remember the smug smile I had when I did this.

I've been really into fantasy lately so here goes in no particular order:

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bordugo
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Black City - Elizabeth Richards
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta (Ed note: P.E. supports this 100%)
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
Requiem - Lauren Oliver

I'm going to stop before I get to ahead of myself and start listing like a nut and then never end up reading them and fail once more.

Now to conclude this post, I would like to take this moment to say goodbye to summer with the help of T.O.P!

Until Next Time!

How are you with your summer reading? Do you drift away to lala land or stick around and read away?



  1. Awesome post! I'm dying to read Impostor; also I loved Reboot and Shadow & Bone! Hope you had an awesome summer.
    -Scott Reads It!

    1. Thank you! I am really excited to read Imposter and Shadow and Bone as I've heard nothing but rave reviews.


  2. Some great books you have to read! Especially Finnikin and Shadow and Bone. :) Maybe for Finnikin you would like to participate in a readalong I'm hosting with A Novel Idea for October? :)

    1. Wow, that's a great idea! I'll make sure to drop by thanks :)


  3. Haha oh you don't need any excuses at all you should see how I sucked at my goal! >.< A lot of books I wanna read on here too! Impostor looks really good and Reboot is one that's on my TBR already. And yay for This is What Happy Looks Like I thougth it was super cute if a bit fairy tale like.

    1. Imposter has been getting a lot of hype recently and it makes me even more excited to read it. Also, that's a great description of This is What Happy Looks Like. It was very much a fairy tale,but a modern one.



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