IT’S SUMMER!!! And you know what that means: it’s time for another TTT -TBR update, courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish! Here are some of the books I plan on reading this summer:
I absolutely loved Jurassic Park, and I cannot wait to devour this sequel! I think it would be great for a rainy summer day when all I want to do is relax inside and get caught up in a captivating story. Plus, I really need to know how this dinosaur-infested world ends up!
It feels like I’ve been reading this book forever, mostly because I’ve been in the middle of it for months and months now. Spanish translations always take me longer to read than the English novels I’m used to speeding through, so I’ve sort of been putting off finishing it. What I really need to do is sit down and commit to reading a huge chunk of it, preferably sooner rather than later.
The only works by Shakespeare that I’ve read are Romeo and Juliet and Othello, and I feel like I’m missing out on so many references because I haven’t read any of his other plays. I’m not really sure which one I’ll start with, but I definitely want to read at least one of them this summer. If you have any suggestions on which ones I should read or tips on how to better understand them, feel free to leave a comment!
This book has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since it first came out, and I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about it, which is probably why it hasn’t made its way to the top of my TBR in a while. It sounds like a great summery book, though, so now is the perfect time to finally read it.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by Lauren Oliver, but I’ve wanted to for a while. A lot of people have told me that this has a really surprising twist at the end, which is always a plus for me! I know my library has a copy of this one, so I don’t have to worry about going out and buying it either.
I read The Raven Boys two summers ago, people. TWO SUMMERS. It’s been far too long and I really need to get back into this series. Fantastic things about it are all over social media, Booktube, and the book blogging community, so this one is definitely a must read for me! Plus, I think the fourth and final book in this series comes out soon, so there’s even more of a reason for me to read it ASAP!
A gorgeous copy of this classic (shown to the right) has been sitting on my bookshelf for years, and for some reason I haven’t picked it up. From the synopsis this book seems to be all about girl power, growing up, and learning lessons. Not to mention it’s set during the Civil War, a time period in American history that I think is just fascinating.
If you’re a long-time follower of my blog, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize this book from being featured in countless TBR and TTT posts. I’ve been meaning to read it since the beginning of the school year, and now that school is coming to a close I feel even more excited to read it. A lot of my friends in my AP English class love this classic, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what it’s all about!
I’ve read nearly all of Sarah Dessen’s novel, so it’s only natural that I would be eager to read this one as well. Her books are perfect for the summer: they’re cute and easy to read, but they always have a meaningful underlying message that makes the reading experience even more worthwhile.
It seems like everyone on Earth has read this book EXCEPT ME. (Okay, I’m definitely exaggerating- but really, I feel like I’m missing out!) I get a very summery vibe from this book, which hopefully means that it’s a great story to read at this time of year. I mean, it has a pair of pants on the cover- what more could you ask for?
I most likely won’t end up reading every single book on this list, especially given my track record for veering off my TBR paths. However, I’m hoping to get around to reading at least half of these, as well as many other books in the upcoming months.
If you have any suggestions of great books to read in the summer (or great books in general!) please let me know in the comments section below! Also, what are you planning on reading this summer? I’d love to hear your plans!