There are so so so many books that I have been keeping on my TBR (to-be-read) list for way too long, and I’m constantly adding new ones. Who isn’t a victim of this problem? This summer I made a plan to check off some of those titles, and while I haven’t quite made a dent in the list, I have put some of those books on the read list. Here are some that are next up on my summer reading list:
Today I am beginning my participation in the meme create by Book Badger called 5 Friday Favorites. Basically, she has posted a topic for every Friday and the participants create their top 5 list of the topic provided. Simple right? And fun! This week’s topic is favorite summer reads. Here is my list:
This is for sure my favorite book I’ve read so far this summer. I say that because this is the first book published by Angie Sandro and I love the book and her. She is such a nice person.
2. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress
I LOVED this book, and the series. I listed all three books together because it wouldn’t be fair to the other books to list them otherwise.
This is by far the funnest book I’ve read all summer. It broke a pretty dry spell for me.
OK, so technically it wasn’t summer yet when I finished this one, but it takes place in the South during the Summer so it seemed fitting. The people in the book feel my pain.
This book was a fun book to read, I love re-vamped fairy tales.
What are your favorite reads this summer?
In the month of June I had a few books on my list that I, sadly, didn’t get to read. Mostly because I am still on the waiting list for them at my library. I don’t normally purchase books because I choose to support my local library instead. One of those books will make it on to July’s list because I should get it any time not, but the other will probably have to wait until August. Bummer.
Anyway, let us get on with my July reading list.
In June I had the pleasure and honor of reviewing a few ARCs and also started the spectacular Lunar series. Here are the books I read in June.
Hopefully I can read these books, maybe not. A girl can hope…What are your July goals? What were your favorite June reads?
There are so many great books out there that it seems like they are all being made into a movie or a TV show. Every time I find a great book it seems like I find out that it is being adapted for the screen and I don’t know how I feel about that. I like my books as books, and not all books should be movies or TV shows.
Lets take a look at some of the books that have been adapted to the big or little screen that you can watch from the comfort of your own home, with or without pants, on Netflix.
Orange is The New Black – Lets start with the obvious shall we? This is an amazing book and show. The creators of this show also created Weeds and so it makes since that this too would be a crowd pleaser. I’ve read the book and loved it, I watch the show and love it. Either way, you really can’t go wrong. The second season just became available on 6/8 and I’m wondering how many people binged on it and are now regretting their decision because they have to wait another year for the next season. Thus, the main con of Netflix producing its own shows. I have only watched the first episode, but I am trying to contain myself and practice restraint so I don’t over indulge.
The Vampire Diaries – Also pretty well known. This is a CW show as well as a Canadian show. Did you know that most of the really awesome shows these days come from Canada? Well, at least the CW shows do and, lets face it, most of them are great. I do not recommend the books though, they were kind of way out there in the terms of reality. I know that vampires, werewolves, and hybrids (oh my!) are not real, but there is still a thin line of realism that I need maintained in order to really enjoy a book, and this crossed it over and over. The book series was written by LJ Smith. Did you know it was originally published in 1991? It’s amazing what some new cover art will do.
The Secret Circle – This one was killed before its time. I LOVED following Cassie and her mismatched band of witches run around on goose chases while they tried not to fall in love with their best-friends’ boyfriends and what not. It was actually a pretty good show, one that I have watched through about two times and have been thinking about rewatching it again. This one is also a CW show and based on a book series by L.J. Smith and was originally published in 1992. I have read this series, and while it is very much written for teens, it was still a pretty good fun, easy read to pass some time. Not the next Divergent series, but it will do for a lazy weekend.
American Psycho – I’ve not read this book, but I have watched the movie. It is a good one that stars Christian Bale as a hot businessman who tries to maintain his “yuppie” life style while indulging himself in his homicidal urges. What a novel that would make right? I need to read this one.
The Silence of the Lambs – Another one I haven’t read, but I did just pick it up at my local used bookstore. I don’t know if I am looking forward to reading this book or not. I guess it depends on who’s point of view it is from. I don’t know if I want to be in Hannibal Lecter’s head.
Bag of Bones – I have not read or seen this, I want to though. It is on my Netflix list. The ghost of a blues singer haunts a writer as he retreats into his quiet place in the woods. Even though I haven’t seen or read it, it is Stephen King, it deserves to be on my list.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – I loved the movies, but unfortunately haven’t read the books. Although I’ve read that it is like Harry Potter without the magic and with more bills and a mortgage. I’m not sure if I get that, but it does have good reviews so maybe one day I will pick it up.
Every month there are books released and every month thousands, if not millions, of readers increase their to-be-read list. There are some books that I am personally looking forward to for the month of June in particular.
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1. Pretty Little Liars #15: Toxic by Sara Shepard – I know that a lot of people think this series is being dragged out, but I love reading it. It is a guilty pleasure and I am not ashamed!
2.The Immortal Crown: An Age of X Novel by Richelle Mead – I know that I’ve already read this book, and you can read my review here. It is still a good book and one that I am excited to see released to the public.
3. Hexed by Michelle Krys – This is a stand alone series in a world over run by series and trilogies. This promises to be a fun, light read.
4. Rogues by George R. R. Martin and Gardener Dozois – A compilation that includes works from George R. R. Martin and Gillian Flynn, two of my favorite authors, speaks for itself.
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1.The Curse Keepers (Curse Keepers Series, Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank.
2.Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family) by Melissa De La Cruz
3.City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Claire
4.Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia
5. Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Here’s what I read in May. You can click the book covers to be directed to the reviews of each book:
I am a mom, a student, a wife, and a blogger (obviously) and it is hard to find time to read when everything is in full swing. Luckily I am also an avid me-time enthusiast. I plop down with a book in my hand (or a Kindle, iPhone, Nobi) whenever I get the opportunity. I don’t read the local paper, I have social media for that, so I sit down with my current book when I drink my much needed
sanity coffee in the mornings before getting ready for the day. Also, when I can’t sleep or need to just relax I turn to my Kindle. Whoever thought off a back-light on a reading device was freaking genius. Does anybody remember those book light clippy thingies??? I hated trying to maneuver those things around a good thick book.
Well, I tend to keep a pretty long “to-read” list on Goodreads at any given moment, and I tend to just add to it anytime I get on the site. I read a wide variety of books, it depends on what mood I’m in. Mystery, romance (not Harlequin), thrillers, supernatural, sci-fi, and yes, even YA books. Don’t judge! Let’s give a big shout out to the adult age YA book fans out there! I have a smallish list of books I want to read before summer is upon me and my son gets out of school for the year and I really hope I get through them.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- Out of Oz (Wicked Years #4) by Gregory Maguire
- Riding the Rap (Raylan Givens #2) by Elmore Leonard