Now that I’m finally on study break I suddenly have all of this time on my hands…and a big stack of unread books to go with it.
One of my resolutions (that I started when I wrote them down, instead of waiting until January and most-likely losing interest in the meantime) was to read for at least 20 minutes a day, which isn’t much to some people (and not usually much to me) but when you’re working and studying with a pretty hectic schedule, it can be hard to cram in. So now it’s my “summer” break and I’m caught up on all of my TV shows, so there are no excuses as to why I can’t do some (a lot of) reading.
In light of this, and having a literal stack of books sitting on my bedside table, I decided to share with you all my “summer reading list”, which was put together completely randomly and consists of books I’ve been buying over the past year or so that have gone unread. The genres I usually go for are Young Adult, Mystery, Crime, Thriller with a bit of Sci-Fi and Fantasy thrown in here and there. I hope this inspires you to get reading over the Christmas break (you’ll usually find me curled up with a book on Christmas afternoon after a giant roast lunch), even if it’s just a catch up with your favourite magazine (something I also desperately need to do!).
Just finished this one yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I can’t imagine anyone who won’t swoon over Henry or relate to Rachel or wish they lived at Howling Books themselves.
I started this one back in September but it regretfully got put aside due to my lack of enthusiasm for reading after a long day of well, reading for my course. Picked it up again tonight and finished the second half off as quickly as I could. A really great read that transported me back to Australia in the 1990s and makes me wish even more that I had more of a childhood during that era.
I’ve already read most of this series, so I can confirm that this is a great book and one of my favourite book series EVER. Which is why I’m re-reading it, obviously.
The 3rd book in the Firebird series and I am SO FLIPPING EXCITED to read this one. I’ll also stop making these little comments now because the rest I honestly bought because I like the authors/they had interesting blurbs :p
Coming to the pile soon (thank you James!)
I’m sure I will unintentionally (intentionally) add to this for, well, forEVER, but hopefully I can get through a decent chuck of these – if not them all – by the time uni starts again in February.
*Cover image by Lorenzo Basile Photography