Did I Read All the Books This Summer? // Bookish Summer 2017

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Well, it’s officially September, so I guess I should officially announce the end of my Bookish Summer 2017 series, something that I mostly forgot about and used to make a pretty graphic (see above – I didn’t even put it together, it was a template from Canva). At the beginning of the summer, I set out a list of books I wanted to read, from new releases that came out in the fruitful past few months to older ones I own or can get from my fabulous public library – so, how did I do? As should come as a surprise to no one, mood reading, weeks where I read a lot and weeks where I read a little, and library holds and such mean I didn’t get to everything that I had hoped.

the new releases

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I did actually manage to read a lot of these new spring and summer releases, so that’s pretty good. There was a lot of romance and fluff, but there were some deeper issues mixed in, both as Issue Books (hello, post-death-of-a-boyfriend-and-car-crash This is How it Happened and Eating Disorder book What I Lost) and lighter books that also dealt with issues (romance + race = When Dimple Met Rishi, Once and For All is about summer weddings and romance and a trigger-inducing past event). I did pretty well with 2017 releases, if I do say so myself, and the lowest rating of the bunch was 3.5 stars, so not too bad.

Did Not Read

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Only a handful of 2017 releases didn’t get read, and one of these (Always and Forever, Lara Jean) is in a stack of books to be read, as soon as I finish rereading P.S. I Still Love You and Dangerous Girls. The rest are on hold at the library, so it’s on you, non-living building, not me.

the rereads

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Hmm, the rereads were a little less successful, but I’m in the process! I finally finished my reread of the Shatter Me trilogy, just in time for the recent (well, semi-recent at this point) announcement that we would be getting three more books – yay! I also started my Lara Jean reread in preparation for the third and final book – it’s the summer of the trilogy rereads, obviously.

Did Not Read

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Ooh, so close! I’m currently rereading P.S. I Still Love You and Dangerous Girls is the next one up. Everything Leads to You is a complete fail, though – I haven’t added it to my physical stack of books to reread, so it’s easy to forget about it. I will reread it at some point, hopefully sometime this year!

all the rest

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Not bad – well, not bad if you don’t look down below. Of course, one of these books was a DNF almost straight off the bat (looking at you, Freya, squandering mythology and such), but I enjoyed my continuation of the Shopaholic series and the second Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! graphic novel, so the good outweighs the bad.

Did Not Read

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Yeah, let’s pretend this didn’t happen. I never checked out any of these books, so it’s a wonder I thought I’d read any of them. In my defense, though, I did try to finish the Young Avengers graphic novels, but the second book always seemed to be checked out whenever I tried to get it. Once again, foiled by the library!

Well, I was a success when it came to new releases, so-so on my rereads, and failed at “all the rest,” so all in all, a decent Bookish Summer 2017 for me, I’d say. I didn’t do much under this fun little banner, but I had fun trying to get as many books read, and I matter most on my own blog and in my own reading life, right? We’ll see how Summer 2018 goes! Although perhaps I’ll focus on the rest of 2017 first, huh?


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