Cathy over at 746 Books is hosting a lovely challenge called 20 Books of Summer. The name is pretty self-explanatory – the goal is to read 20 books during the summer. I thought the challenge would be perfect for me. I’m not doing much this summer and the challenge runs from June 1st to September 3rd, perfect timing since I’m off from school during that time.
The biggest struggle is not so much finding the time to read, but getting into the mood to do so. Oh the troubles of being a mood (and moody) reader. It’s a real struggle for me to read two books a month and now I’m going to try and read seven. Exactly what am I getting myself into?
Anyways, here’s my list of books I want to tackle this summer. If I’m being honest, I doubt I’ll stick to it. And even though my goal is 20, I’m really aiming for 10. (Cause if I aim for 10, I’ll probably end up reading 3). 😳 But, who knows?
Most of these books have been on my to-be-read shelf for a while. A good 80% have actually been on my physcical shelves for a while, collecting dust, waiting to be read. 😅 I’ll keep an updated list on my sidebar (easy access) throughout the summer, and since I’m headed to Blogbound on Wednesday, I know I’m going to find some more books to add to my list. Whatever is left will be free spaces. 😀
From My Shelves
1. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
I’ve owned a signed copy since this book was published… It sounds right up my alley. I probably should read it. Remember this reason. It’s going to appear pretty often throughout this list.
2. Three Dark Crowns by Kendra Blake
See above (#2).
3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Alexandra Bracken’s other series, The Darkest Minds makes my list of all-time favorite books, but I haven’t found the time (or mood) to read Passenger.
4. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
Every time someone asks “what are you currently reading?” this is the book I tell them “I’m about to start”. The thing is, I’ve been saying that for a few weeks now, and I have yet to take off its dust jacket so I can read it. Hehe.
5. Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Refer to #2.
6. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
It’s pretty embarrassing that I haven’t read this book yet. Not only has it gotten rave reviews from everyone I know, I’ve also owned a signed copy (by both authors) since it was published in 2015.
7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Same as #2.
8. Replica by Lauren Oliver
Same reason as #2… again.
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve owned this book since 2012. I’m a fangirl that used to be super into (reading) fanfiction. Why haven’t I read this yet?
10. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I own it, everyone’s talking about it, its movie adaptation came out, I might as well read it.
Books I Don’t Own
11. The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I really enjoyed the first book in the duology, The Fixer but still have to read its sequel.
12. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
I’m a huge fan of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series so hopefully I’ll love this book (and its series) just as much.
13. Chasing Truth by Julie Cross
My love of Julie Cross’ writing + my love of all things spies = I should enjoy this book right? Fingers crossed!
14. Want by Cindy Pon
This is the one new release on my list for one reason, and one reason alone – representation. Want is supposed to take place in Taipei, Taiwan. That’s where my grandparents immigrated to during the Cultural Revolution in China and it’s also where both of my parents were born. Needless to say, the potential representation in this book means a lot to me.
15. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This is similar to why I want to read All Fall Down – I loved Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls so I think it’s about time to give her other series a chance.
16. – 20.
Free Spots! (Aka to be updated and decided later). 🙂