Hello all! At the beginning of the summer, in an attempt to actually stick to a plan, I posted my hot girl summer TBR. Today, I am going to check in and see how well I did in sticking to it. I am not usually a TBR person, I am much more of a mood reader. However, there are also books I would particularly like to get done in a timely manner. This includes library books I have to return, things friends recommend to me, ARCs, and books I have been sitting on for a long time and need to finally get to.
I definitely ended up reading lots of books this summer that were not on this list, but I did make it through a relatively good portion of these as well. And of course I read lots of books not on this list. I will say this is a bit of a casual, chaotic post, I definitely should have put this in a list format. But I’m not going to change it now!
What did I read from the list?
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – for teatimelit book club.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – buddy reading with my friend. I did read it. I did not enjoy it much. I did a nice Goodreads review for this one.
Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond – Technically I DNFed this one, but it is no longer on my TBR so I am counting it
Much Ado About Dukes by Eva Devon – I can’t say I have much to say about this one. It was an ARC and I read it
The Heartbreak Bakery by A. R. Capetta – not what I wanted but a fine read
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – can’t believe it took me so long to get on the Celeste Ng train I loved this
Pizza Girl by Jean Kyong Frasier – one of my favorite literary fiction books I’ve read, really interesting
The Verifiers by Jane Pek – good, a little disappointed they did such a hard “you have to read the next book to solve the whole mystery” thing
Everyone in This Room Will Someday be Dead by Emily R. Austin – not my favorite
Delilah Greene Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake – Loved this one! We need more F/F adult romance
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano – fine
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir – SO good, definitely worth the emotional anguish
The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes – good! I don’t have much else to say though
What Didn’t I Get To?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – an ebook I have that I was going to read for a book club
Great Expectations by Charles Dickins – I am still reading this one, so it’s not necessarily on my TBR anymore, but I haven’t finished it either
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley – ebook I didn’t get to
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Tuarton – another ebook I didn’t get to
Know my Name by Chanel Miller – another one I am currently in the middle of reading
Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey – yet another ebook I didn’t get to. I really just didn’t read on my kindle that much
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales – an ARC I didn’t get to, but have until December to read
I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers – an ARC I didn’t get to that I definitely should have because it came out yesterday…
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske – I checked this out from the library, I started reading it, I did not get very far. I’m not counting it as a DNF though because I will probably come back to it at some point
Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin – I literally keep meaning to read this I have renewed my loan so many times I just haven’t gotten to it
You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi – I actually bought the ebook of this and I still haven’t read it
Elizabeth and Mary by Jane Dunn – this was the one physical book I brought with me this summer in an attempt to force myself to read it…and I did not read it
Thank you for sticking around for this chaotic recap of my summer tbr. I have to say, I don’t think I will be doing another formal tbr anytime soon.