Hey and howdy, happy Friday!!
Welp. I wore shorts to work for the first time this week and the temperature has been reaching highs of 37*C which can mean only one thing … It’s Summer Time baby!!
I’m officially done with school now so really my only responsibilities are working on the weekend. This leaves a whole lot of time for reading which I plan on capitalising 100%.
Today I bring to you six books, plus a series which I’m hoping to read this summer. I do have a hand written list which is a smidge
(a lot) longer, but these are the main ones I’m hoping to get to!
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
I haven’t even skimmed over the first page and I only have a bare understanding of the plot but I’m getting really good vibes from this book.
Opposite of Always is a YA contemporary novel with a twist as it follows two teenagers in love, but when one of them dies the other is somehow transported back in time to before the death. How the time travel happens, how one of them dies, I have no clue, but I’m really excited to find out!
As well as the good vibes, I am getting feeling that I’ll be bawling my eyes out at some point.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
I really wanted to read this during Black History Month, but I ended up being super busy and stressed out with school. Because I want to give this book my full attention and time, I’ve been putting it off until I’m free which is now! Finally!!
This book follows an aspiring singer who get’s involved with a producer who has a dark side to him. When he is found dead the main character Enchanted, becomes the prime suspect.
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
If this isn’t one of the first books I cross off this list then I’ll be really surprised. I have little to no reason to believe I’m going to love this as much as I’m hoping to. Compared to other books on this list, I’ve not heard over much about it, and yet I’m really excited.
A relationship between two people with competing family businesses is becoming a trend as of late and I am fully on board, especially with this which seems to be Romeo & Juliet inspired and has comic book stores at the centre of the story.
As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl
I know summer is meant to be the time for cutesy, heart-warming reads but As Many Nows as I Can Get, despite the gorgeous cover, is going to be anything but.
I’ve wanted to read this book for so long now that I’ve actually forgotten the plot, but I do know that it tackles a lot of difficult subjects. I’ll make sure to have a box of tissues for this one aswell.
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
On my shelf, this is in a position where I can’t really see it. I’m an out of sight, out of mind kind of person so while subconsciously I know I have this book ready to read, it’s always a nice surprise when I noticing it hiding in the corer and I the hype to read it grows.
Not going to lie, the cover is what drew me to this book so I don’t know much about it besides it’s a YA slasher set in the 80’s. I’m a big fan of true crime. I grew up watching so much CSI and all those shows so I really have high hopes for this one!
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Before I talk about the book, I just want to put it out there that Chloe Gong is essentially the person I aspire to be: recently graduated NYT Bestseller, living her best life in New York and making great Tik-Tok content. I want that.
I also really want to read this book! This is probably going to be the first book from that list that I read. I have it sat next to me with a bookmark ready and waiting. I’m going out for tapas soon but, as long as I have nothing else to do, I’ll dive into this as soon as I’m home.
This is Romeo & Juliet inspired book/re-telling set in Shanghai during the 1920s and ti follows a blood feud between two gangs. I’m on a quest to get my mum to read YA so if I enjoy this as much as I think I’m going to, I’ll be adding this to my mums TBR.
The entire Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
If you can’t binge an entire series in summer, when can you? Going off the fact I binged the entire Vampire Academy during exam season, I suppose the answer is actually “whenever you want, even when you shouldn’t” but I digress.
I really loved re-reading and completing the Vampire Academy. Before that I never had any plans to read this spinoff series but now I can’t wait. I’ll hold my hands up and admit that part of me just really wants to read more about Adrian (💕) but I’ve since becoming excited about other factors to.
So those are my summer plans. I know I sound like a broken record but: I’m so excited. If I go to uni in the autemn like I plan to, then this might be the last time I have the free-time to read so I really want to make the most of it.
I’d love to know your thoughts on any of these books, as well as what you’re going to be reading over the next couple of months!! Thanks for reading :))