Summer Reading Wrap Up

So I guess, summer is almost done.  Why does it go so fast? Not fair!

My life was ruled by Baseball Mom-ing until the middle of July and I think it really slowed down my reading.  Also, I think was fighting off a reading slump for most of the summer.  I had a really hard time focusing, and ended up reading a lot of 3 star books.  I rate books on enjoyment, and I feel like I’m pretty generous with 5 stars, so I expected be throwing around more of them.

I do think I want to figure out a better way to rate books.  I recently watched this Book Roast video, and I love the idea of a rating formula.  As it stands, my current rating style is more similar to what Heather, from the Bookables channel, describes.

But I digress.


Here is what my summer reading looked like

(though not quite in this order):

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  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    • Audiobook
    • 4 stars
  • Fables vol 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphoc Novel
    • 4 stars
  • The Night Masquerade (Binti 3) by Nnedi Okorafor
    • Audiobook
    • 2.5/5 stars

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  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    • Audiobook
    • 3/5 stars
  • Bob by Wendy Mass
    • Hardcover
    • 3/5 stars
  • The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
    • Harcover
    • 3/5 stars
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    • Audiobook
    • 4/5 stars
  • Wires and Nerve volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
    • Hardcover- Graphic Novel
    • 3/5 stars
  • Fables vol 14: Witches by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphic Novel
    • 3/5 stars
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
    • Audiobook
    • 3/5 stars…. I don’t know…. I’m considering upping this to 4 stars since I can’t stop thinking about or referencing it.
  • Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola
    • Hardcover- Graphic Novel
    • 3 stars
  • Women in Baseball by Gai Ingham Berlage
    • Hardcover
    • 3 stars
  • Fables vol 13: The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphic Novel
    • 1/5 star
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman
    • Audiobook
    • 5/5 stars
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
    • Paperback & Audiobook
    • Re-read
    • 4/5 stars

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  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
    • Audiobook
    • 3/5 stars
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
    • Audiobook
    • 1.5/5 stars
  • Fables vol 16: Superteam by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphic Novel
    • 4/5 stars
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
    • Ebook
    • 3/5 stars
  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
    • Audiobook
    • 5/5 stars
  • Dream Jumpers by Greg Grunberg
    • Harcover- Graphic Novel
    • 4/5 stars
  • Snow White by Matt Phelan
    • Harcover- Graphic Novel
    • 3/5 stars
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    • Paperback
    • Re-read
    • 4/5 stars
  • Fables vol 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphic Novel
    • 4/5 stars
  • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
    • Hardover
    • 5/5 stars
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    • Paperback
    • 4.5/5 stars
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    • Audiobook
    • 2.5/5 stars

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  • Fables vol 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham
    • Paperback- Graphic Novel
    • 3/5 stars
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
    • Audiobook
    • 5/5 stars
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
    • Audiobook
    • 4/5 stars
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
    • Audiobook
    • 4.5/5 stars
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Hardcover
    • 3/5 stars
  • The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan
    • Paperback
    • 3/5 stars

Book I DNF’d this summer

  • No Girls in the Clubhouse by Marilyn Cohen
  • Everland by Wendy Spinale
  • The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier
  • For Today I am a Boy by Kim Fu
  • Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente
  • The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valente
  • The Slave Players by Megan Allen (I read this first 120 or so pages in April, but decided in August that I was not picking this back up)

Currently Reading

I may be able to finish these before August is over:

  • The Final Empire (Mistborn 1) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Fables vol 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willngham
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I feel like I had an okay summer as far as quality.  And now that I list it all out, I guess I read more than I felt like I did.  I am REALLY excited for fall and some spooky, witchy, thrilling reads.

Let me know how your summer went and if there are any books you would like more of my reaction/review on.

Happy Reading!

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