Hello friends of the Internet,

it seems like I have been in a state of “autumn blues” lately; I just can’t believe that summer is already over. I’ll miss you, sun!

Today I woke up feeling proud of myself. Those who have been following this blog for a while now know that reading is not merely a hobby to me – it’s a passion that I love with all my heart. So being able to read so many of the books on my TBR list this summer was a pretty big achievement for me, one that led to me waking up happy today.

As some of you might know, I am an avid Goodreads user and love sharing my thoughts and opinions on books there. I try to write a review for every single book I read because let’s face it – sometimes you forget if you liked a book or not years later. And in my case, with friends asking my opinions on books all the time, being able to recall my thoughts via my old reviews is very useful.

To give this list a little twist, I went through my reviews of the books I read this summer and picked out a line that I thought was fitting for the given book. (YES, I am quoting myself😎) If you have read any of the books listed below, be sure to tell me your own opinion on them, I’d love to know!


SUMMER 18 READING LIST

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

“I found it to be quite okay, good even towards the end. And gosh, I HATED that every few pages there was a different variation of the word ‘sneer’.”

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

“OH MY FREAKING GOD I AM UTTERLY SPEECHLESS hdkdododbkcocueisoisb”

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

” I really enjoyed both of these short stories. Can’t wait for the third book to come out!”

A Court Of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

“This isn’t Sarah’s best work, especially regarding her writing, yet it was still enjoyable to me because I got to connect with my favourite characters again.”

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

“I was not prepared for the heavy emotions that would overcome me when reading this, nor for the many, many tears that I spilt.”

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

“I would definitely recommend this, not only to lovers of thrillers, but also to people who don’t usually read books like this.”

Sharp Objekts by Gillian Flynn

“I don’t know how I feel right now. Stunned. Shocked. Horrified. Impressed.”

Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton

“The build-up was the best part about this book but when it finally came to its peak, I found it to be pretty anticlimactic.”

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

“It isn’t a story that stands out a whole bunch but damn, I do like a cute romance once in a while.”

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

“If you’re like me and you like interpreting and seeking to discover and understand a deeper meaning, then this book could turn out to be one of your new favourites. It certainly has become one of mine.”

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook

“Contrary to other people’s (aparently 4 or 5 star) opinions, I did not like this poetry book very much. I just….can’t with this book.”

The Waves by Virginia Woolf

“Reading this so far has been like trying to unterstand that one friend who always talks in metaphors – I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.”

Dead Poets Society by N. H. Kleinbaum

“It’s really rare that I read the first 10 pages of a book and instantly know in my gut that I am going to love it.”

Love Her Wild – Atticus

“This was mostly a collection of rewritten quotes straight out of Tumblr. And while it may look beautiful, there isn’t really any substance there upon closer observation.”

The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

“I still absolutely love this book. Reading it again, getting to read about Lucy, one of my favourite characters ever, again was something I didn’t even know I needed that much until now.” *

*(check out my full review on this book here)


📚 What did you read this summer?

Are there any books you know that you think I might like?

Let me know! 📚

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