Last month I shared a post about some really exciting summer 2018 releases and while I’ll obviously do my best to get to as many of them as possible, there are also books that have already been released that I want to get to (some of them, finally get to) so that’s what we’ll be talking about.
There is one book that is on both lists but that’s because I am just so excited for it and I just know that I’ll get to it as soon as I can hold the physical copy in my hands. So, why don’t we start this list off with said book?
This is the final book in Kiersten White’s The Conqueror’s Saga and I don’t know if I’m ready for this story to end yet. Especially because I adore Lada and Radu and if Kiersten sticks to history at least one of them doesn’t make it out alive.
I stumbled upon this series pretty much by accident when I got accepted for the eARC of Now I Rise and I’m so happy I did because this is definitely one of my favourite series now and if you guys need some convincing to read this series, please check out this post I shared last year giving you 5 reasons to read Now I Rise (it’s spoiler free too!).
This is going to be my first mystery book and I’m really excited to dive into that genre! I’d gotten an email from the publisher asking if I’d be interested in reading & reviewing this book and honestly, it sounded so interesting I had to take a chance with a book outside my comfort zone. And since this releases in about 2 weeks, I’ll probably be reading this sooner rather than later.
In case you guys need some quick buzzwords as to what to expect with this book there is a secret society, a prestigious school, a semester-long game and dark family secrets.
Honestly, at this point, I think it’s starting to get ridiculous but I still haven’t read this book. I’ve had the audiobook since it was released but I keep picking up other books over this one. It’s almost like the fact that I promised to read this for a review on someone’s blog made me suddenly really unmotivated to actually get to this. But I’m making it my mission for the next four weeks to get to this. It needs to be done.
Ilsa, if you’re still up for that buddy read, please let me know when it’s best for you and we can get on it – no matter what I said in my reply to your comment. xD
Literally, everyone seems to be reading this book at the moment which has made me really, really curious about it so I got the audiobook and I can’t wait to read this soon. I know this is adult rather than young adult, but a great book is a great book, right? And I don’t even know much about this book? If I remember correctly, this woman hires a journalist to tell her life story and that’s basically what this book is? And please, if that’s not it, don’t correct me. I want to know as little as possible! 🙂
My last Alice Oseman book that I haven’t read yet! And apparently, this is also where we meet Nick and Charlie from the Heartstopper comics? Or at least I saw that there is like a Solitaire 1.5 that features them? I don’t know, but I guess I’ll find out once I read this book! And again, please don’t tell me what this is about. I want to go into it as blind as possible. I literally don’t even know what the synopsis on Goodreads says. And I don’t care. I’ve read both of Alice’s other books and loved them, so I’m hoping this will be the same. 🙂
Look, let’s be honest here. I was going to read this book as part of the Spring Fling Readathon I did with Sandra and Caro – this was going to be our group read, but I kind of really slacked towards the end of the readathon and never even got to this book. But with Archnemesis releasing this fall I feel like it’s about god damn time that I get to this already. But this book is so big? And I don’t know if I’m ready for that type of commitment at the moment. I’ll do my best, let’s put it that way.
I actually can’t believe that I haven’t read the finale to this trilogy yet, especially because I really enjoyed the previous books! I love Thor and what I’ve learned of Norse mythology from the movies so this was right up my alley and I can’t wait to find out how Rick Riordan wraps this story up! Also, this is going to be my first completed series by Rick! So that’s fun. 😀
The German translation of this has been sitting on my shelves for at least two months now and I feel quite bad about it, especially since it’s a review copy. But Nevernight just didn’t end up being as awesome as I had hoped, which definitely lessened my motivation to get to Godsgrave. Also, the book is like 700 pages long. That’s a beast of a book and a serious commitment. But since it’s a review copy, I obviously want to at least give it a chance so I’ll read it. Let’s all hope that this is going to be a better reading experience than Nevernight.
The Book Thief/ Red Rising / Will Grayson, Will Grayson
You may or may not remember that I said I was going to do the First Chapter Challenge and had people on Twitter vote for the three books I should give a try. Well, it’s finally time I actually get to that challenge and read the first (couple of) chapters of the three books that ended up winning. Not gonna lie, both The Book Thief and Red Rising have been on my TBR for years now so it’s about time I at least give them a chance! xD
Now I want to know what books you guys have on your summer TBRs! Is there a specific genre you gravitate more towards during the summer? Or do your reading preferences stay the same year round? Let me know in the comments down below – I can’t wait to hear from you guys!