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Summer Retrospective

Hello, my lovely reading racoons! Today I have something super fun for you! (Well I think it’s super fun… I hope you do to lol) It’s something I’ve been spending a lot of time working out and I’m really excited to get started.

SO! What is this lovely plan that I speak of? Well this summer I’m planning to read and review one book a week, each week focusing on a different book from years past. So I’ll start by next week reviewing a book from 2017, then the next week will be one from 2016, then 2015, and so on.

My original goal for this summer reading project was to use it as a method to go back and reread a lot of books that I loved years ago and see if they still hold up, but I think I’ll also use it as a way to get to some hyped books I never got around to picking up and see if I think they’re worth the hype. So while many of the book will be rereads, probably half of them will just be hyped reads I never read.

I guess now is when y’all yell at me to tell you what books I’m planning on getting to this summer because, yes, I have a list. 😊 But, because I’ll be getting many of these books from the library, it’s not 100% set in stone and may change depending on what’s available. In addition to depending on the library, I also have a few years where there are a few different books I’m debating checking out so I’ll put up a poll on Twitter and y’all can vote on which ones I should read.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO (because we all know I could ramble forever) MY LIST OF READS FOR SUMMER 2018


-Warcross by Marie Lu


-Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

2015 (Options)

-All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

-More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

-Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

-Simon VS the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2014 (Options)

-We Were Liars by E Lockhart

-The Young Elites by Marie Lu

-The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

-The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

2013 (Options)

-Elenor and Park by Rowell, Rainbow

-Fangirl by Rowell, Rainbow


-The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken


-Legend by Marie Lu


-Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


-If I Stay by Gayle Forman


-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


-City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


-An Abundance of Katherines by John Green


-The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


-Crack by Ellen Hopkins


-A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

What do you think of these options? Any super popular or hyped YA books that I missed that you think I should include? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? What did you think of them?



I spend my free time watching Netflix when I should be reading and writing. Then I go online and blog about books and TV shows!

9 thoughts on “Summer Retrospective

  1. What a great list! I hope you read Simon vs! It’s a favorite of mine! It’s just such a sweet contemporary book. Also, Crank is such an emotional but great read. It’s the first book I read by Hopkins and I have loved her writing ever since!

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    1. I really can’t believe I haven’t read Simon Vs yet! I said I was gonna read it before the movie came out but that didn’t happen so maybe this summer will be the time for that lol
      Oh and I’ve heard so much about Hopkins’ books! I think I’ve never read any because when I was first getting into reading and I heard more about her I was younger so they were a little thematically heavy for me, but now that I know how much I love realistic and crazy emotionally books, I think it’s time that I pick up something of hers

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  2. I would recommend you read my death book, but I’m not that cruel. Artemis foul is pretty legit though if you feel like sci-fi. Also in your 2014 options, We Were Liars is amazing and worth reading again.

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