Top Ten Tuesday post + reasons why I want to read them
Books On My TBR
Books I Actually Read
- Such a Rush - Jennifer Echols (Spotlight)
- Reboot - Amy Tintera (Book Trialer & Review)
- Sand Chronicles Vol.1 - Hinako Ashihara
- The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke (Review)
- The Automaton's Treasure Novella - Cassandra Rose Clarke
- Anatomy of a Single Girl - Daria Snadowsky (Review)
- This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith (Review)
- Sand Chronicles Vol.2 - Hinako Ashihara
- Sand Chronicles Vol.3 - Hinako Ashihara
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 SettingSo 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!|