2018 Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Hola! School is three months in and I am just now posting my wrap up. Yay, procrastination!

My goal for summer was 20 books. I had work (ughh, responsibilities am I right?) that took up a lot of time in June. School and health issues gobbled up July but I’m pretty proud of my reading nonetheless.

Expanded reviews for all of these books can be found on my goodreads. (@myhoneyreads)


June

I loved June. What a great month. Pride, first month of summer, but mostly pride. My plan was to read as many books with LGBTQ+ representation as possible. Spoiler alert: I failed. Here’s a quick wrap up of the books that I did read.

Monthly goal: 10 books

Books Read: 9

  1. Emergency Contact by Mark H.K Choi ; 4.9/5 stars
  2. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda ; 5/5 stars
  3. His and Mine (ARC) by Benét Stoen ; 4.5/5 stars
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (reread) ; 5/5 starts
  5. The Boy at the Door (ARC) by Alex Dahl ; 2/5 stars
  6. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren ; 5/5 stars
  7. Songs of Innocents and Experience by William Blake (reread) ; 4.5/5 stars
  8. Username: Evie by Joe Sugg ; 4/5 stars

Most of these books only took me one day to read due to the format. His and Mine* and Songs of Innocence and Experience are both poetry, Username: Evie is a graphic novel, and Autoboyography was just too good to put down.

If I had to chose a favorite read of the month, I would have to say that my reread of Ari and Dante was the best. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda and it was amazing. I can’t wait to read it again!

Only two of these books had LGBTQ+ rep but honestly, I read these types of novels all year long, not just during Pride month.

*His and Mine is a novel in verse (a story told through poetry.)  You can read my review for this stunning debut here.


July

This was my best reading month all year. I start off the month by reading four books in four days, which is so unlike me. Usually, I take a good week or so to read novels. Granted, many are short due to the formatting once again. But I’m still very proud of my reading in July.

Monthly goal: 10 books

Books Read: 10

  1. Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg ; 3.75/5
  2. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick ; 3.2/5
  3. Superman/Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Power Couple by Charles Soule, Tony S. Daniel ; 3/5
  4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton ; 5/5 stars
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ; 2.7/5 stars
  6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K Rowling) ; 4/5 stars
  7. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ; 4.5/5 stars
  8. The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace ; 3/5 stars
  9. The Crucible by Arthur Miller ; 2.5/5 stars
  10. Give the Dark My Love (ARC) by Beth Revis ; 4/5 stars

The books that I read were not my favorite, as indicated by the ratings. I know that there’s a particular book up there with a cult-like following, but honestly the book did nothing for me.

Username: Regenerated and Superman/ Wonder Woman are both comics, I listened to the audiobook version of Fantastic Beasts, The Princess Saves Herself is a poetry collection, and The Crucible is a play. They were all relatively quick to read but only Fantastic Beasts was exceptionally enjoyable.

My favorite book that I read in July was probably The Outsiders.

My least favorite read was ACOTAR, it was also the most disappointing.

*My review for Give The Dark My Love can be found here.


Over the course of summer break, I read 19 books out of my goal of 20. If you count August, where I read a grand total of one book, then I made my goal. Unfortunately, I do not count August as summer, therefore I have failed. Guess I’ll just burn my books and jump into the ocean. I’m actually proud of the amount of books I read. It wasn’t what I had hoped or, but it was pretty close.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? How much did you read during summer? Comment away!

Bye for now bibliophiles,

Destiny x

10 thoughts on “2018 Summer Reading Wrap-Up

  1. alexandrareads says:

    Even though you didn’t get 20 out of 20 books read at least you got really and I mean really close to your goal and you most likely read more books than most people. Have a great day 🙂

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