My Summer TBR! ☀

Hey Happy Bookworms!

So, I’m writing this back-to-back with my last post (WHY AM I THIS DISORGANIZED?!) But I’ll be on holiday so I gotta write it now! Also, can I just say, I’m so proud of my feature image, it looks pretty good not gonna lie 😏

This is gonna be a little tricky time-wise because by the time this comes out I’ll probably have read more books but just so you know this is based on the 1st of August yes I wrote my last post on the day of it going up that’s why it was up so late

Okey-dokey guys! So my goal for the summer is to read 15 books but I’m hoping I’ll get to more… So far I’ve read 6 & we’re less than 2 weeks into it so it’s looking good! I tend not to read as much when I’m on an actual holiday, like away on holiday, so we’ll see how that affects this but I’m sure I can make it up later if I need to.

Oh! And I’m only counting books that I start & finish in the holidays so if I’d already started it or if I finish it after school starts, it doesn’t count!

Books Read so far:

  • The Selection
  • The Elite
  • The surface breaks
  • Looking for Alaska
  • The One
  • Scarlet


I’m gonna split this into different sections so it’s easier to visualize & also, this will probably add up to more than 15 but I’m probably not gonna read it all anyway, or maybe I will *suddenly develops the power to speed read*


I’m on a book buying ban (Self-imposed) so there’s not a whole lot that are actually mine that I need to read right now *Smirks at all the people buried under their physical TBR piles*

  • Harry Potter

49774Guys, I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna try and tackle HP! There’s just so much of it so the summer holidays seems the perfect place to start. Anyway, I’m hoping to get through the first 3 books? And then we’ll see how we go from there…

  • Dumplin’


  • 1984 & Animal farm


822477Both of these belong to my parents so I’m planning on reading them both (probably gonna start 1984 soon)


My friend & I are doing a book swap so this is from her, she also gave me the maze runner to read but I probably won’t get round to it on accounts of Harry Potter.

  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

33871765. sy475 This cover thhhooooooooo 😍


I’ve had all of these on hold at the library FOR AGES so if they ever come in then I’ll be reading them too 😡
I’ve just looked & they’re all in transit so they’re all gonna come in at the same time – WHY 🤦‍♀️

  • I’ll give you the sun

23573418. sy475 I’m going to buddy read this with one of my GR friends THAT IS IF IT EVER COMES IN

  • Entangled

36156500. sy475 I read we are young by Cat Clarke (here’s what I thought) & my library has an extensive collection of her books so I really want to read more 🙂

  • The Truth About Keeping Secrets

39091679Another gorgeous cover!

  • Sea witch


  • What if it’s us

39704614. sy475 One of the few books where I think the UK cover is nicer than the USA’s one 🙂

  • Moth girls

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So, thank you for reading!

I’m having to finish this & we’re leaving in…1 hour.

What do you wanna read? Even though I know a lot of you are finished/nearly finished your summer already! Any opinions on the books above?
I’ll still be able to read & respond to comments so comment away 🙂


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18 thoughts on “My Summer TBR! ☀

  1. Amber says:

    Hey El! ❤️
    I have so much to read it’s crazy. I think I stopped my list ages ago XD
    Anyways you have to read Maze Runner (I’ve read the whole series. 3 times. IT’S AMAZING).
    Also I actually own a copy of The Truth About Keeping Secrets and I can’t wait to read it, I bought it with a book voucher (the cover attracted me, I’m sorry 😦 XD) 🙂
    Loving the bookish update! ❤️
    Amber xx

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    • El says:

      You liked it? Ok, that makes me more excited to read it now! I had a bad experience with the first movie because I only half watched it at a sleepover & we weren’t really paying attention but I’m actually excited for the books now!
      It’s cover is so nice so I really don’t blame you! It’s pretty dark though & I love dark books but I wasn’t expecting it from this one! 😂


  2. Clo @ Book Dragons says:

    Eeek I read Juniper Lemons Happiness Index last year I think, I really liked it. I’ve still What If Its Us to read…and my physical TBR of owned books is nearing the 100 mark I think…I keep buying books and only reading a few on my TBR *sobs* Oh I keep seeing Sea Witch at my library too and I’m always tempted by it but then I resist because I already have a ton of books to read haha.

    I think I’ve read Entangled but it had a different cover, yep it had the cover with the red head on. I also started Torn by Cat Clarke years ago like this was back in 2013 I think xD From what I remember about Entangled, it was a good read and I really enjoyed it at the time haha.

    I think I started I’ll Give You The Sun but erm I stopped part way in and haven’t picked it back up since, whoops.

    Good luck with all your reading El!

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    • El says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s a borrow from my friend & I never like reading blurbs too close to when I read the book (they honestly give so many spoilers away!) so I don’t know what to expect 😂
      Ugh – I don’t envy you! I think the fact that I can’t online shop without my parents yet really checks how much I get!
      I’ll make sure to tell you what I think of sea witch, I really want to like it but mermaid books never go well with me? So, hopefully this is the one!

      Yep! The one with the red head is the one I got from the library but I like the other covers much more :/
      Glad you liked it though, I haven’t heard like anything about them.

      Thank you & you too! 💕

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  3. Hanne T says:

    I started reading HP for the first time recently (as in, last year) too! I just finished book 3 and am waiting for book 4 to come in from the library. I’ll Give You the Sun is an AMAZING book: I loved it! It’s a bit content/language heavy, but the story is amazing.

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    • El says:

      That’s great! I have all my mum’s (& one of my grandma’s!) old copies, which is so cool because they’re all a bit battered & worn AND LOVED 🙂
      I can’t wait to read IGYTS! All my library books just came in (while I was on holiday, typical) so I’ve got to pick them up but I’m hoping to start it on Monday!

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  4. Aditi says:

    rEAd haRrY pOtTeR nOWwwWwWWW
    Ok did you listen?
    Good girl 😉 ooh Juniper looks good! I’ve been meaning to read George Orwell’s books but never got around to it. And What If It’s Us!
    HEY YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU’RE GOING ON VACAYY. lolll I forgive me but I need details!!

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