IMG_5441I actually really, really dislike Summer. With a passion. Because a) the weather can get too hot and b) I hate hot weather because c) I can’t curl up in bed in lots of jumpers to read and d) I’m expected to go out and socialise because it’s the holidays and it’s sunny. What is this socialising thing you speak of. Ahem.

Buuuut, there is one pretty cool thing about Summer – over a month’s break from school! Before all the pressure hits in September as year eleven starts for me, I’m planning on spending the next weeks reading and blogging. That’s it. Plus sleeping. (Also volunteering at the library – I’ll have a shiny desk to read at, then).

Back to the point of this post. Last year, I did a summer TBR – picking particular books to read for the holidays – but it completely failed and I still haven’t read everything I listed on that post. Maybe I’ll do better this year?


bc it’s summer i actually went outside to take photos be proud of me

Here’s a little look at the books and why I picked them! Click on the titles to visit Goodreads.

IMG_5435The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: I read I’ll Give You the Sun a few months ago and it was a masterpiece. I’d really like to give her first novel a go. I’m sure I’ll love it as well.

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith: I bought this from the lovely A Bundle of Books at a convention recently! This is very different to Smith’s other book, Winger – a lot wackier. I’m curious!

My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: I bought this quite a while ago because both the US & UK covers are stunning and the synopsis grabbed me. It seems like a really interesting read but I think I’ll need tissues.

IMG_5437All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: I bought this from my local indie bookshop, Kirkdale Bookshop, on the IBW2015 Bookshop Crawl. I’m in love with the cover and it’s been all over the internet!


IMG_5438Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson: I was nagging my dad about borrowing this ever since he got a proof copy of this before it was released years ago – now I have a copy of my own I should probably get into it!

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: I love Rainbow Rowell’s books Fangirl and Eleanor and Park to bits. I’ve wanted to start this one for ages but as it’s a signed copy I haven’t wanted to take it out of the house! Summer is a good excuse.

So, hopefully I’ll stick to this to-read list! What books do you want to read this Summer? What did you think of any of the books in this post?



12 thoughts on “IT’S SUMMERRRR: My To-Read List

  1. Amy Couttas

    Attachments is so good! I hope you enjoy it. I’ve had a copy of The Sky is Everywhere sitting on my shelf for years and have never got around to reading it. I’ll be eager to see what you think of it – maybe you’ll inspire me to finally pick it up! I’ve heard nothing but good things about Grasshopper Jungle and My Heart and Other Black Holes I’m sure you’ll really like them!
    Have fun reading 🙂
    Oh and P.S I also hate how it’s just expected of me to leave the house through summer. Like no, this is how I want to spend it – inside getting pastier enjoying my books!! Haha 🙂

  2. Kyra

    I always make seasonal TBR lists and do I ever read any of the books? No. BUT LISTS ARE SO FUN TO MAKE. It would be even better if I could actually tick books read off my list but I am not acquainted with that experience. Maybe one day. Hopefully.

    I LOVED The Sky is Everywhere, it made me cry and laugh and turned me into a messy puddle of emotions. READ IT. I also really want to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters, but the sheer size of it terrifies me, it’s so big and I’m such a slow reader and asdfghjkl. Also: My Heart and Other Black Holes sounds so good – I really need to read it!

    1. keithbwalters Post author

      Yaaaaay someone who shares my love of lists!! AREN’T THEY JUST SO FUN AHHHHH. The Sky is Everywhere is definitely first after what I’m currently reading! Same to the slow reader thing as well – I always do sadly shy away from big books…. 😦


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