Monday, 19 September 2016

My Summer TBR: End of the Season!

In my original Summer TBR post I had the rather hopeful idea that I would read 1000 pages a week. Little did I know how ridiculous a claim this was! I had a busy Summer so my most was about 780 pages, but I did much better on my Summer TBR then I did on my Spring one. And I found tracking my pages a really interesting experience. But onto the books.


My Summer TBR: End of the Season!


First off, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams didn't get read as the friend I was going to read it with was moving and had internet problems. I honestly don't know when we'll get to it because 2016 has been both a sucky and annoyingly busy year, but I hope it'll be soon! I think we could all do with some humour in our lives.

On a high note, I finally started my re-read of the Chronicles of the Invaders by Jennifer Ridyard and John Connolly! It's slow going because I'm not much of a re-reader of books that I've read as recently as a couple of years but I'm really enjoying revisiting the world. Syl is one of my favourite female characters.

I decided to give up on the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett at the beginning of Summer, and re-read The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell but ended up doing the opposite. The Edge Chronicles were moved to next seasons TBR whereas I started The Colour of Magic this month, I'm still not sure if that was the right choice though... More on that when I review it.

I did end up going down to London and meeting Jennifer L. Armentrout who is absolutely lovely. So it was a good thing that I did get round to Obsidian. And I loved it! You can read my full review rave here but in short- the perfect book for a book blogger.

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor is still unread. It seems that I'm not as forgiving of the season 6 finale as I thought. I just haven't wanted to pick up anything Walking Dead related over Summer. The same for World War Z by Max Brooks. But I did read Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier and my review should be up soon!

The Princess Diaries: Seventh Heaven was a bit of a disappointment, I have a real hatred for slut-shaming which I go into a little more detail here. So I didn't pick up the rest of the series and I'm not sure I ever will. Life is just too short for books you're not 100% passionate about. This may be the one occasion where the movie is better than the book.

Gorilla Beach by Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is put away for another year. It doesn't seem right to read such a beach read in the dreary town I live in.

And lastly, I finished the last two books in the Harper Connolly omnibus by Charlaine Harris. One in July, and one in August. I can't tell you how good it feels to have this big chunky book on my 'read' shelf next to all my other Charlaine Harris completed series. Onto a new one!

For me, this was a success. I don't know, maybe I need to do monthly TBRs rather than seasonal ones. I thought I would prefer the openness but I find myself getting distracted from my choices. I'll see how I feel after my Autumn TBR (up on the blog tomorrow).
Did you have fun with your Summer reading?

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