We’re about halfway through the first month of the 20 Books of Summer challenge so I thought I would do a quick progress report. I was hoping to be a little further along but some I’ve had a few things come up that require my attention more urgently in my free time. We’re getting our townhouse ready to sell so we have a lot of cleaning, painting, and decluttering to do.
What I have read so far has been a pretty mixed bag. I started the challenge off with The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I have to admit I was a little disappointed in it. I loved her debut novel so I was hoping to love this one just as much. You can read my review here. Next, I decided to switch things up from cutesy YA to gritty NA with Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher. I had heard how crazy this book was from a few people and after loving F*ck Love, I knew I would probably like this one. And I did! It was so messed up and had a few unexpected twists that threw me! Read my review here.
While reading challenge books I also have some ARCs that I need to read so I also read and enjoyed Here and Gone by Haylen Beck. It is a compelling thriller due to be released on the 20th of this month. Read my review here.
Getting back to the challenge, I chose Everland by Wendy Spinale to be my third book. I had this book forever sitting on my shelf unread. I love Peter Pan so I was really looking forward to reading this retelling but unfortunately it fell really flat for me.
Currently I am reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I’ve been dying to read it since it was released and I finally got a copy when I started my Book of the Month Club membership. I’m not very far into it because my weekend was spent moving boxes and getting painting supplies but I am really intrigued by it so far. I also joined a street team for M.C. Frank recently so I’m currently reading her book, No Ordinary Stars, which is dystopian set in 2525. So far it is a really fascinating dystopian world and I’m excited to continue reading it.
I haven’t quite decided yet if I’m going to count my side reading towards my challenge goal or not. I am notoriously bad at sticking to TBRs so I might just have to. But we’ll play that by ear and see how the rest of the summer goes.
How is your summer reading going?