Hey everyone! I know that it’s already fall…I’ve been in school for almost six weeks now!! But I wanted to go back and reflect on what I read this summer and share them all with you. I had a pretty ambitious TBR set up for the summer thanks to a TTT post in May but I managed to do pretty okay. Here we go!!!!!
This summer I had very few books to read for school–which was nice!! The first book I read was Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King. This was the summer read for my AP European History course (which is soooo hard but I am loving!!!!) and I actually kind of enjoyed this read. A lot of the architecture stuff really went over my head (which is fine because I’m not an architecture person really) but I loved the way that King incorporated all of this history into a story. The second book I read for school was Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (which I mentioned in this post if you want to know more about it). I read this one for my Global Action Project (GAP) class, which is a global literature and nonfiction course offered at my high school. Behind the Beautiful Forevers was such an engaging and enlightening read–I recommend it.
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (On the Summer TBR)
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli (On the Summer TBR, Review)
- Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (On the Summer TBR, Review)
- The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu (Review)
- The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo (Review)
- This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell (Book Expo ARC)
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater (On Audio!!)
- A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck (Book Expo ARC)
- Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis (Book Expo ARC)
- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Many of these have reviews up already, some have reviews that are on their way, others were books that I simply didn’t read to review! That is one of the most pleasurable aspects of summer–not feeling the pressure to review every book I read. I certainly have a busy fall with college applications, the fall play, and senior year shenanigans but don’t fret! Posts will be coming, albeit slightly sporadically. I can’t wait to continue sharing my thoughts on some of my summer reads as well as introduce you to the reads that I’ve had since. Here’s to a happy autumn as we begin to wrap up the year!