My 5 current reads. (I can’t make my mind up)

I can’t make my mind up on what book I’m currently reading. At a push, I’ll read two books at a time and yet here I am with bookmarks in five, maybe even six books.

Listen I’ve had a lot of things to distract me from reading recently: new Sims expansion pack, new Pretty Little Liars series, and now Mike’s Mic just dropped “an appropriately unhinged recap of Glee (part two)”.

But I’m adament to get back on my reading game and maximising the free reading time that I have before study abroad and classes gets going so today I’m going to talk about the books I’ve started and want to finish!

The Society For Soulless Girls by L.K Stevens

I’ve been highly anticipating this book all year. I bought the e-book and started reading it as soon as possible and yet, I’m only 20% of the way through with this book.

The Society For Soulless Girls is said to be a sapphic retelling of Jeckyl & Hyde, a classic I’ve never actually read but know enough about to be intrigued by a YA retelling. After reading that first 20% I can say that I definitely am intrigued by what I’ve read so far.

I’m so far really liking the atmosphere. It’s giving Dark Academia, which is usually a 50/50 genre for me, but because of this, I’m kind of wishing I’d left it until the weather cooled down. For me, Dark Acadamie is a autumnal/winter genre so I can be wrapped in a blanket drinking tea. I’m back in the UK in two weeks where it thankfully won’t be 40’C so maybe I’ll save this until then.

Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry

This is the first book of The Edens series by Devney Perry, but it’s not the first book I’ve personally read in this series as I did something I never do, even with companion series, by reading the second book first!

I read Juniper Hill a couple of months ago after seeing it being raved about on Tik-Tok and I loved it so much. I’ve been meaning to properly start and then continue on with the series ever since and I finally picked up the first book the other day.

Indigo Ridge follows Winslow, the new young sheriff in Quincey, who hooks up with Griffin, the eldest son of the founding family. Both of them think the other is just a tourist passing through so are shocked when they’re introduced to each other. As well as dealing with her attraction to Griffin and the stigma of being a young, female sheriff, she’s also investigating the towns high sucide rate following the death of a young girl.

I’m really enjoying this so far. I’ve been reading a couple of chapters after work because it’s an easy book to consume at 2am.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

I’m reading this because I’m working on my Grumpy/Sunshine Part 2 post, a trope I love. Something I am not loving is this book so far. Listen I’m only 20% of the way through. I’m staying positive but I’m just not feeling this at the minute.

It Happened One Summer follows a spoilt rich girl who is sent back to her deceased fathers hometown to be brought back down to reality and learn to be self-sufficient. There she meets a grumpy but handsome fisherman …. and then I don’t know what happens because I’ve heard a lot about this book, but haven’t actually read the synopsis.

So my problems so far from what little I’ve read are the characters. Piper is 28 but acts like a teenager. It’s stated that she doesn’t even know how to cook an egg. Listen, I like reading about rich people but there’s a fine line and Piper seems to have crossed it. It’s going to take a lot to make me warm up to her. And then we have Brendan who has just been introduced so maybe I’m being premature but he seems a bit like an jerk.

I will continue reading this because it’s the third and final book I want to read for my blog post but I don’t think this will be a new favorite or anything.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The only reason this book is being included on this list of “current reads” is because I took it to the pool yesterday and finally made a decent dent in it.

Alex, Approximately follows Bailey who’s been talking to a boy online over their shared love of classic movies. When she moves to live with her dad in the same beachside town as this boy, she tries to find him before mentioning she’s living there just to avoid awkwardness or embarrassment. As well as investigating though, she’s also working at the local museum for the summer where she meets the infuriating but good looking security guard Porter.

This is a re-read for me so I know I’m going to enjoy it.

In Deep Waters by F.T Lukens

Finally I have picked this book up and even just reading the first couple of chapters that I have feels like an accomplishment.

I thought In Deep Waters was all about pirates but I’ve yet to encounter any parrots, eyepatches or hook hands. Instead there’s a prince with magic and possibly a mermaid. That last one is, as yet, unconfirmed but that’s what I’m thinking.

Like I said, I’m not too far into this but it’s probably the book I’m most excited to continue on with and hopefully I’ll finish it soon.

So there we have my 5 current reads. I guess you could say this doubles as my August TBR. I don’t know how my reading will go this month – I’ve got two weeks left at work before I fly to England and then I fly to the US for 4 months! So not sure how reading will go but I’ll be happy if I finish these!

I’d love to know what you’re currently reading, plus your reading plans for the month. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

3 thoughts on “My 5 current reads. (I can’t make my mind up)”

    1. I finished Alex, Approximately for the second time last night and it just made me smile so much.
      From what I’ve read so far of Society I’d definitely recommend it, I just don’t understand why they published it in the hight of summer when it’s so obviously the perfect autumn read lol.


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