What are you Reading this Summer?

Here in the UK, summer has begun.

For some of us this means a chance to relax and splurge on an expensive holiday, for others it provides some much needed hope when shuffling into work, but for students it means the long awaited summer holidays are finally here; a short break from ramming facts and figures into our heads. Of the overwhelming stress and the manic shots of adrenaline our bodies pump through our system to keep us revising until 2am in the morning. But most importantly for me, it means the opportunity to hopefully get a lot more reading done!

I noticed on the WordPress Reader that a lot of people seemed to be doing summer reading posts, so I thought that I would join in the fun. It’s a difficult one, because I have so many books I want to read at the moment! Which I suppose is directly correlated to my hugeeee TBR pile!

Firstly there are several series that I am determined to complete. I started reading the Millennium series back in 2011 after the popularity of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo escalated, but I still haven’t read the last book in the series (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest) and I really want to know what happens! I’m also determined to finish off Tolkien’s famous Lord of the Rings trilogy. I read the first and second in quick succession and loved them but never got around to reading the last, The Return of the King. Shameful I know! Especially since I’m often preaching the greatness of Tolkien to my friends and trying to persuade them to give him a go. The problem is, I don’t actually own either of these books, so I’m hoping my kind friend will let me borrow them from her bookshelf. Teehee. 🙂 I also want to finish the Numbers trilogy by reading the final book (Numbers Infinity) as well as getting stuck into some more of Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series.

Then of course there are the current books that seem to be calling my name; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I read the first page on a whim and I’m already intrigued!), Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (I can’t wait to see how this series concludes, but I’m also a little sad about it too), The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and of course, the famous Dracula by Bram Stoker. Oh and there’s also Die Trying by Lee Child that my friend lent to me before I started exams which I really should read and get back to her.

Then of course, there’s the books I SHOULD be reading for the Eclectic Reader Challenge which I have been neglecting and have fallen behind on due to exams (I’ve actually noticed quite a few of these, the historical and non-fiction genre’s relate back to Dracula which gives me even more incentive to get reading that BEFORE I pick up the books based around it. Mwuhuhu!) so I need to start shifting some of those books too!

There’s also the recommendations that I’ve been given by other bloggers in relation to my TBR pile. Way wayyyy back Nisha insisted I read Dracula (you see how the name of that book keeps coming up? I’m not desperate to read it, no not at all. I’m not silently dying from the curiosity to read the famous story that helped first bring about the concept of vampires to the general publics eye. *looks longingly at her bookshelf*)
Then Tony suggested that I start on my huge pile of Dickens, and several people have encouraged me saying A Tale of Two Cities would be a good place to start.
Photos from the loony bin also recommended recently that a start A Discovery of Witches because she really enjoyed it.
I also know Summer Grant is desperate for me to read Inheritance. 😉
(Sorry if I’ve left anyone out, my bookish brain can only hold so much! But please feel free to remind me 🙂 )

Recently I’ve also been getting the urge to reread, which lets face it, with my huge TBR pile this is not a bookish urge I need right now! I’m getting that longing to reread Harry Potter that always emerges on those sunny summer evenings. I fancy diving back into Cate Tiernan’s Sweep series for a little comfort reading, and that feeling of something familiar. Wuthering Heights also seems to be calling my name of late. After reading it I thought it was fantastic but already the specifics are getting cloudy. I think Emma by Jane Austen is the culprit for this, it left me with a craving for some darker Brontë. I also really want to see what I get out of it a second time, and if I will like it as much as the first.

As you can see, my bookish brain is torn. But to avoid sending myself into overload, I‘ve narrowed down my choices using both logic and my latest whims. The next books up are a combination of recommendations, necessity and my latest desires.

The result is:

    summer reads

1.) Die Trying by Lee Child (because it needs to be returned)
2.) Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Eclectic Reader Challenge, recommendation, and desire.)
3.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Desire, and it’s also on
The Rory Gilmore Challenge)
4.) Dracula by Bram Stoker (Desire, recommendation and also because I want to read it before several of my Eclectic Reader Challenge books)
5.) The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman (Eclectic Reader Challenge)

So, I would love to know, what are you reading this summer? Or if it’s not summer where you are, what books are calling your name this season? 🙂

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P.S I would also like to thank several lovely bloggers who have given me awards over the past couple of months. I was re-nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Reviews and Rants who is new to blogging but already doing a great job! (You can check out my original post here if you’re interested.) The One Lovely Blog Award from the hilarious and ironically gifted Gemma at Remain Insane. And finally the Best Commenter Award from The Reading Life of A Bookworm who is an impressively consistent blogger always cheerful and up for a fun chat. Thank you guys! 🙂 Your nominations really mean a lot! I have decided to not pass these on this time because I feel like I have been doing a lot of tagging recently and I know they are not the most interesting posts to read.

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51 thoughts on “What are you Reading this Summer?

  1. Haha, Inheritance is going to be awesome when you finally get tound to reading it (bit of a hint there :P) I don;t know whether tis is another sign to you or not, but Dracula is my Any One Book this month! Haha, it’s insane how our reading keeps crossing voer, I’ve also got The Great Gatsby sitting on my bookshelf 😛
    At the moment I’m reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for another blog, it’s a bit stiff if I’m honest and Harry Potter keeps calling out as well!
    Whatever book you choose I hope you enjoy it and congratulations on the awards! 😀

    • Haha, I’m really looking forward to reading Inheritance after I finish the Grimm Fairytales (I’m nearly there now I swear! :S ) I have no clue how the series is going to end, and I haven’t really allowed myself to guess either. So whatever I discover when I open that book will be a complete suprize!
      Haha I can’t believe that! It must definitely be a sign 😛 I can’t believe how much our reading has overlapped with Stieg Larsson, Austen, The Hunger Games One Day (also on my tbr) and now Dracula! And long may it continue, it certainly makes blogging more interesting teehee. 🙂

      Ahh right, hasn’t that been made into a film or something? Ahh yes good old Harry Potter, I think it always calls during the summer because of all the years previously when the books came out during the summer and I would sit outside reading them.

      Thanks! You too 🙂

      • Haha, that b has taken you forever! Are you still having trouble with it? Ha, it’s a good thing you avoided my review, it would have spoiled a lot of the plot for you.
        I like that our reading crosses over! One of the best things about books is being able to talk about them with other people 🙂
        Yeah it has, going from the book I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s not that exciting and the author talks down to the reader as if he wouldn’t expect us to know some things.
        Ahhhh, Harry Potter, it’s gonna take all of my discipline not to reread it at the
        moment!

      • Guess what? I JUST finished it! Woop woop! 🙂 Yeah it was giving me a bit of trouble, it’s one of those books where you have to be in the right mood to read it. I’m sure you understand having read Angela Carter’s ones 😛

        Me too, I completely agree! It’s great to have someone to compare thoughts and excitement over certain books *cough* Hunger Games *cough* Inheritance 🙂

        Ohhh, that’s one of my pet peevs when reading, definitely not good! I’ve heard quite a few negative reviews of the films as well. I don’t think it’s one I will be rushing to pick up…

      • Ha, yeah I totally understnd that! But yay! It will bother you no longer!! 😛 Did you still enjoy it though?
        Haha, I’ve just made my mum read Hunger Games, hopefully she’ll like it!!

        Mine too, it just does my head in. Even if people don’t know they’ll probably put two and two together, it just makes the author look incompetent! Haha, annoyed much 😛
        Also, I have just purchased Wuthering Heights because you keep going on about it 🙂

      • Yeah…I did enjoy it, but on some days I wanted to throw it across the room because I was really fed up with it. I felt like it was restricting my reading because it was taking so long to read, and I just kept staring at the rest of my bookcase thinking I want to read all those too! Grimm finish already! Haha. 🙂

        Unbelievable! I’ve just given it to mine mum as well LOL! 😛 She hasn’t started it yet but she will be reading it next. She better like it….or else! She liked Harry Potter so fingers crossed.

        Ooooh really!??! That’s great! *does happy dance* I can’t wait to see what you think of it. It was the first classic I ever read so it holds a special place in my heart. But it was an excellent book, one of my fave’s, so I hope you enjoy it!

      • Haha, but at least it’s over now! It’s a shame i was stopping you from reading other books, but yay now you’re free!

        Haha, omg! That is so strange! Our reading keeps crossing over and now so does theirs! 😛

        Yeah, I’m looking forwad to it. I might not get to it for a while though, I was given the rest of the available Song of Ice and Fire books for my birthday so I might get caught up! 😛

      • Ooooh sounds like a good plan! I’m really craving to read those but I can’t right now with my tbr pile and book ban. Boohoo. 😦 I will get round to them eventually though! 🙂

  2. I totally understand your dilemma because my TBR pile is on the verge of toppling over, but I am re-reading A Discovery of Witches because the second book in the series comes out on July 10th, and I can’t wait!!!!! It’s the type of series where I will become totally selfish and ignore my family and everything else!! LOL

    • Ahhh, so I’m guessing you will also have your head in a lot of books this summer? Teehee. Which ones are you most desperate to read first? 🙂
      Ooohh yes I’m very curious about that one, and it has a beautiful front cover, mine’s a nice hardback as well which makes it look even more appealing! The premise sounds great so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in with that one.
      Haha ohh yeah I know the type! Your family can be sitting there talking to you and you just don’t hear them, and then they get irritated when you finally look up and have nooooo clue what they just said! 😛 I love those books.

      • Here’s something for you to contemplate. Do you find that you get addicted to reading in the summer more so than at other times of the year? I guess partly because I am a hot weather person and I love to read outside, I find that I become totally and entirely addicted to reading in the summertime. I finish one and move right on to another one with no break in between, and I can’t seem to get enough of losing myself in a good story.

      • Ohh yes definitely! It’s the best way to read in my opinion; outside with the birds happily tweeting and the quiet russel of leaves swaying on tree branches. Living in England we don’t get the best weather, so when the sun comes out I charge for the garden with my book to make the most of it teehee!
        Although I am pretty much always attached to a book of some sorts and always have one on the go, I always get a lot more actual reading done than at other times in the year. 🙂

  3. The summer holidays have started? Yesssssss! It means the train will be quieter, so I can snooze on the way home from work, undisturbed by pimple faced teenagers boasting about how many fags they smoke each day.

    I have plunged back into the non-fiction world for a while, reading some books on the Holocaust. I feel like I am merely stating the obvious, but when you read into it, it is awful stuff. Incredibly interesting though.

    I wouldn’t bother rushing into finishing off the Millennium trilogy to be honest. I read them a while back, and the third one is worst of the lot. I was glad to finish it really, the first one was by far the best.

    PS – next book review you do, you should do a video to go with it. Make sure you say ‘myriad’, and ‘juxtaposition’ at some point.

    • Ahhh I hate to disappoint you Michael but they’ve only started for the minority. Most won’t be breaking up until late July but because it’s my last year I finished earlir than the average student. I’m afraid you will have to endure the pimple faced teens just a little bit longer.

      Ohhh right cool, I’ve barely read any non-fiction, but I have got two on my tbr list, both related to vampires. That sounds like a really interesting read, although hard going as well, maybe you should contrast it with a Jane Austen book to balance it out. 😛

      Hmmm…that doesn’t sound promising, I wasn’t actually even that crazy about the first book, I thought the second was slightly better, but it’s not one of my favourite series I have to admit, but I do want to see what happens! 🙂

      Haha noooooooo way! You won’t catch me doing a video, I’m a shy person, I think you best leave that to Maggie, she’s much better at it.

  4. I saw someone else talking about Dracula recently so I’m definitely going to have to go searching for my old, beat up copy and read it this summer. Thanks for the push, Becky 🙂
    I used to love Wuthering Heights until I studied it in college and realised what a dick Heathcliff is.
    Sounds like you have a ton of reading to do. Enjoy.

    • No problem, I’m glad to be helpful! 🙂 Did you enjoy reading it the first time round? I feel so bad for not having read it so far as a big fan of vampires, so I’m looking forward to being able to parade around with pride saying I’ve read it teehee.

      Awwwh that’s a shame, unfortunately past English classes have destroyed a lot of book enjoyment for me too, I think sometimes it’s best not to disect something to that extent. I can’t even imagine the effect further education in English might have!

      Thanks Emma, you too. 🙂

    • Thank you, you too! 🙂
      Ooooh cool, I will be very interested to see what you think of it, and I hope your own tbr pile is going well, I know yours is just as big as mine teehee.

  5. I have a long classics list that I’m going to be making my way through. I’ve just finished reading the Kite Runner and One Hundred Years of Solitude. I’ve also been meaning to read the Mortal Instruments series for some time now.

    • Oooh that sounds like it will be great, I’m trying to get quite a few classics read this year too. I don’t actually know anything about The Kite Runner or One Hundred Years of Solitude, were they any good?
      Balancing out the classics with a good Cassandra Claire comfort read sounds like a good plan! Happy reading. 🙂

  6. My current huge reading project is Anna Karenina, and that’s kind of taking up a lot of my time (which I don’t have much of, since I’m trying to write a story at the same time… and work). I’m also in the middle of several other books, but they’re a lot less time-consuming and not really top priority, if I’m being honest. I’m thinking about doing a re-read of books I’ve loved too, though I’m not sure yet what I’d pick. And I’m still slogging through the mess that’s City of Bones

    • Wow I bet that’s tough going! I want to try and read some Leo Tolstoy and even attempt War and Peace at some point, but I don’t think I’m quite up to that massive challenge yet. Are you enjoying it so far?

      I always think it’s a good idea to have a mindless read on the go, sometimes we all just need a rest. 🙂 Here’s to hoping you get some more time to read soon!

      • I am, actually, though there are some really boring sections where he goes off on this schpiel about the glory of the Russian peasantry or something, and it gets really old after a while. But the parts that are good are more than enough for me to keep going. Plus I kind of want to read it so I can make sure I can gripe in all the right places…. I mean ENJOY it… when the movie comes out in theaters. (I tend to get really nitpicky over book to film adaptions)

        I think I kind of used that with Boneshaker, which was admittedly way more awesome than I was expecting. And thank you! I will need it 🙂

      • I’m glad, haha I can just imagine from the size of his books that there must be some parts that feel like they drag on endlessly. Haha, of course, ENJOY 😛

        I get very nitpicky over film adaptions too, especially if they are based on books I love! I think I will be avoiding the film for the time being because I like to read the books first, and I wouldn’t want the story to be ruined.

        Yeah, lightweight books are even better when they turn out to be really great ones! 🙂

  7. Lucky you having summer. Down here in Australia we’ve got a short winter holiday 😦 I’m glad to plan on finishing The Return of the King, it’s a really great novel. I also need to read the Eragon but always keep going back to to the great Harry Potter. Have fun reading 🙂

    • Awwh no that sucks :/ I knew there were some places that would be in the winter season but I didn’t realise Australia was one of those. (Geography, not my best subject.)
      Yeah I can’t wait to finish it and see how it compares to the film adaption which I love dearly. Tolkien is the man! 🙂
      Ahh, I will be very interested to see what you think of Eragon if you ever pick it up, it’s a series that has divided a lot of readers opinions. I personally loved it but I know a lot of other people don’t. Well, I can’t blame you for going back to Harry Potter, it’s one of the best series to date.
      Thanks! You too. 🙂

      • The ending of Return of the King is much better in the novel. Tolkien writes it soooo much better 🙂

        Yeah, I know what you mean about mixed feelings with Eragon. I liked the movie but everyone else seems to hate it. I haven’t seen it in a while, though so I’ll have to revisit.

        Lol about geography 😛

      • Oooh that`s good to know, I`m looking forward to reading it even more now. 🙂

        Hmmm I have to admit I couldn’t stand the movie, I thought it was terrible! :S But then of course, I read and dearly loved the books first, and you know how us bookworms get about our book to film adaptions 😉

  8. I love summer reading as well! Sounds like you have some amazing reads ahead of you. I am planning, though I can’t hold myself to it in case a whim hits me, to finally dig into Immortal Instruments, finish up some other series like Harry Dresden and Anita Blake (the books are starting at me balefully) and get a in classic or two. After reading your review I really think one of them will be Emma, then I have a couple of review books I promised to read. And for some reason I keep borrowing books from folks and holding them hostage…I need to read and give those back! The pressure… 🙂

    • I do hope so! 🙂
      Ahh yes a bookworms whim is a fickle one, I have succumbed to it many times. It’s strange how your attention can just suddenly shift!
      Oooh I will be curious to see what you make of that series, I know they’re loved by a lot of people although I’m not 100% convinced myself, but I don’t know much about them. I will probably end up giving them a go at some point.

      Sounds like a good plan, I’m with ya sister! I feel like I have so many series that are unfinished at the moment, it will be good to finish some.
      Oooh yes! Read Emma, read Emma! It makes a great summer read. 🙂
      Aggh, I’m known for doing that too, mainly because I’m such a slow reader.
      Well either way, happy summer reading! 🙂

  9. Becky,

    I just about finished with Bag of Bones by Stephen King. I have about 50 pages left. It is my first Stephen King novel. I will post a review on my blog.

    In my readers on-deck circle: Wild Seed by Octavia Butler; Gilead by Marilynne Robinson; Daughter of Light ( a first novel) by Morgan Busse and Opposite of Art by Athol Dickson. Dickson is one my favorite new writers I discovered last year.

    Marion

    • Oooh cool, that sounds good. I have yet to try a Stephen King novel, but I have three waiting for me on my bookshelf that I just haven’t gotten around to yet. I hope you enjoyed your first experience of reading him. 🙂 I’m not quite sure what to expect.

      I haven’t heard of any of those but I hope you enjoy them. I will have to check out this Athol Dickson you’re talking about.

      I just tried to check out your blog but your name isn’t linked to it so I can’t see it.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your summer reads! 🙂

  10. Well it’s Winter here in Australia, but I’m reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (not the model :)) It’s ok so far, it took waaaaay too long for the main story to actually start though, too much time setting up the plot. Now that things are happening I’m really enjoying it though!
    I’ve read Inheritance and really ridiculously enjoyed it! One of my favourite series by far!
    Happy reading!

    • Oooh I’ve come across that books several times when searching for book bargins on ebay. I almost bought it a couple of times as well, but didn’t in the end because my tbr pile was so large and I didn’t really know anything about it. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying after the slow start! 🙂

      That’s good to hear! I can’t wait to get reading it, 🙂 but I’m a little sad that it’s the last book. It was one of the first proper fantasy books I ever read as a child that made me investigate the genre further, I will be sad to see it finish.

      Happy winter reading! And thanks for commenting. 🙂

  11. I don’t need to tell you what book is calling out my name as we speak…yes, I still haven’t picked it up! HG is sitting on my desk staring at me with tear-filled eyes, wishing it was in the hands of a more worthy bibliophile… 😦
    But I know exactly what you mean by that urge to re-read books. I’m terribly guilty of this, and I just realised that could be the reason why I’m so slow to finish new books I start. Everytime I see ACD’s Hound of the Baskervilles its like the “ooooh look! Something shiny…” type of distraction.
    And its the same with Dracula now, lost count of how many times I felt the urge to re-read it these past couple of months!
    For me, that’s one big indicator of how much I enjoyed a book: if you can see yourself re-reading it, then you know its a great book! And I can definitely see myself re-reading Wuthering Heights years from now… 🙂

    • Haha haa awwh poor Hunger Games. I think my equal to that has to be Inheritance, I got it all excited and bought it when it first came out in November, but I still haven’t picked it up yet! :S The Hunger Games is one worth the wait in my opinion, I just hope you enjoy it! I’m sure it must feel strange for you picking up a YA book. I hope Collins writing doesn’t annoy you and that you get stuck into the story like I did. 🙂
      Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one! It’s such a difficult balance. I’ve reread Harry Potter so many times I’ve lost count, and whenever I look at Cate Tiernan or Trudi Canavan’s books I get the urge to reread them!
      LOL! Something shiny. I said that the other day about a book and my mum said “I hate to break it to you, but…….books aren’t shiny.” I then endeavored to prove her wrong! Hehee 🙂
      I agree, it’s certainly a good sign if you want to reread a book. I’m excited but also slightly nervous to reread Wuthering Heights. I think my knowledge of literature, my understanding, and the way I percieve things now has changed so much since I read the book three years ago! I hope I will still like it as much as I did the first time.

      • See, great minds. Tell your mum, she’s definitely wrong! Ha ha!
        Does Philip Pullman count as YA? If so, then I definitely have read YA, besides, its about time I broaden my horizons; give the Classics and non-fiction some time to breathe, he he 😉
        I agree that time changes the way a person perceives a book. I read LOTR(1&2) almost 10 years ago and absolutely hated it (GASP), although I loved the movies! 😛 However I feel that since I didn’t read much fiction back then or fantasy, I didn’t appreciate it as much as I could have. Maybe I’ll have a go at it again, sometime in the future… 🙂

      • Hmmm, I’ve only read his Dark Materials books, so I can only speak in terms of those ones, but I wouldn’t class them as YA, they’re not specifically marketed enough to young adults. Their target audience ranges from young children to adults so I would more just class them as fantasy….I could be wrong though! Actually *reshuffles in head*…. what I would say is, it probably can be classed as YA but it would be as a secondary genre, it’s primary genre is good ol’ fashioned fantasy. Lol, if that makes any sense? Colds make my english speaking good no? :L
        Haha, sounds like a good plan! 🙂 And hey, if you don’t like it, at least it will make you appriciate the classics even MORE! 😛

        Really? *gasp* haha. I think LOTR is one of those kinds of books you have to be commited to. If you go in dreading it/expecting not to like it you probably won’t. It’s good, but also long winded and takes a lot of effort. So like you say, maybe you would enjoy it more now. I hope you decide to reread it! 🙂 Hmm, there’s that dilemma again eh? New books or rereads.

  12. I am the worst at re-reading books! Harry Potter has been read so many times the spines are falling apart 😦 But those sunny summer evenings do make it too hard to resist! And I’ve always wanted to read the LotR trilogy- I’ve started so many times, but for some reason I find it really hard to get into! I’m also attempting Pride and Prejudice this summer, I’ll feel smart if I finish a classic like that 😛

    • Haha mine too! They are pretty much the only books I own that I have cracked the spines of without regret. (I try not to crack them usually.) They may be bashed about from years of reading, but they are well loved! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who gets the summer call for Harry Potter! 🙂

      LOTR? Do it. They are difficult to get into but it’s so rewarding once you’ve read them! My advice would be little and often, otherwise it can get a little dry.

      I read Pride & Prejudice last year, you can check out my review here if you want: https://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/pride-prejudice-by-jane-austen-review-45/ 🙂 I have to admit it’s not one of my favourites, but it is for a lot of other people so I hope you enjoy it!
      Happy reading 🙂

  13. I should probably be burnt at the literary stake for saying this, but I found the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy to be more entertaining than the books. I always found those a bit of a heavy read 😮 The Millenium Trilogy is actually quite good, especially considering they’ve been translated from Swedish. I’d recommend reading them at least once 🙂 (or 😦 considering the content). Great blog!

    • Hi Jeremy, nice to hear from you again! 🙂

      Actually *looks shifty and checks there aren’t any people with pitchforks* I must admit I do prefer the movies. I think that’s mainly because I saw them first, if I had read the books beforehand I’m sure I would have gotten very picky about parts they left out etc. I also think the books – great as they are, aspects of them are getting a little dated. So I think Peter Jackson’s extra little touches like some added romance and comedy, make it just that bit more entertaining. 🙂

      I wasn’t too keen on the first book in the Millenium trilogy, just because I found the start difficult to get past, but I really enjoyed the second book so I hope I will enjoy the last too! Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

      • I agree with you. They missed out Tom Bombadil, which created a really minor uproar, but having watched the movies first as well, I never missed it, and looking back at it I realise he’s not really missed 🙂 The humour definitely helped the movie, I never get tired of any of it. No problem, I hope you enjoy the third one, if not I take no responsibility 😛

  14. Ah the Sweep series! I do love that series 🙂 your TBR pile is HUGE! I know how you feel though, I have loads of books that have been recommended to me (I have like a 3 page, back to back list haha!) as well as continuations of series to get on with! sometimes it feels like it’s never ending!
    But I’m currently reading: Insurgent by Veronica Roth (the sequel to Divergent) Then I’m going to read Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (the sequel to Unearthly), Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (the sequel to Delirium), then Until I die by Amy Plum, but I may have to refresh on the first one Die for me first though 🙂 I find that if you split your TBR pile into a few books like that, then move on to the next few after, it doesn’t feel like your climbing a stack of paper! (like your picture! 🙂 haha)
    Hope your summer’s going well so far 🙂 x

    • Haha me too! She’s got a new series out, the first one is called Immortal Beloved I think, it’s on my wishlist so I’m really curious to read that too and see if it’s any good, but I can’t right now because my TBR is so HUGEEEE 😦 like you said haha 😛 I really need to get reading this summer! Oooh a three page list, that sounds so great! So many possibilities and great stories waiting to be discovered! I hope you enjoy making your way through it. 🙂

      Those all sound like great reads, I’m curious to try Divergent, and the author obviously has a great sense of humor referring to her last un-named book as Detergent! Haha. I agree that’s a very good plan, which is why I’ve picked out the next 5 books above. The only problem? I keep wanting to defer from the list haha!

      I hope your summer is going well so far too, have fun reading all those books! 🙂 x

      • ooh! I’ll have to give that a try 🙂 Yeah I’d definitely say give Divergent a go, it’s one of those series that you can’t put down!
        haha I know what you mean, I get like that but sometimes if you’re in the mood to read something you should just go ahead and read that and enjoy it 🙂 and I will do! Can’t wait to see all your reviews 🙂 x

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