What did I do? Mostly, I read. I read a lot. I set out to read 25 books between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I finished the Summer while reading Book 27.
How did I pick them? I read some books as they came out. I follow some Young Adult publishers and literary agents on Twitter so I knew what was coming out. There are some authors that I tried to finish off by reading all of their available novels. I didn’t manage to do that for anyone though. I also have a Goodreads account. There’s 109 books on my “to read” list, so I had a lot to work with.
So, in chronological order…
- The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson. 3.5/5 stars
- The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell 3/5 stars
- Summer Days and Summer Nights (short story collection) 3/5 stars
- The Last Summer (of me and you) by Ann Brashares 3.5/5 stars
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 3/5 stars
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 4/5 stars
- All Fall Down by Ally Carter 4/5 stars
- The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood 3/5 stars
- Baby Proof by Emily Giffen 3/5 stars
- Bright Young Things by Anna Gobersen 3.5/5 stars
- Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin 3/5 stars
- The Diviners by Libba Bray 3/5 stars
- See How They Run by Ally Carter 3/5 stars
- The Selection by Kiera Cass 4.5/5 stars
- The Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot 3.5/5 stars
- The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz 3.5/5 stars
- The Cursed Child by JK Rowling 3/5 stars
- The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead 3/5 stars
- The Elite by Kiera Cass 4.5/5 stars
- Sisters in Sanity by Gayle Forman 4/5 stars
- The One by Kiera Cass 4/5 stars
- Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson 4/5 stars
- Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass 3.5/5 stars
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston 5/5 stars
- Pretenders by Lisi Harrison 3.5/5 stars
- Me Before You 3.5/5 stars
- After Alice by Gregory Maguire 3/5 stars
Favorite Book of the Summer
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
I really like Kiera Cass and the Elite series. I also really liked The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Ally Carter, Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Meg Cabot, and Maureen Johnson also write great books. I just didn’t read anything by them that’s a clear favorite.
This semester, in addition to any other books I come up with, I think I’ll try to read myself out of Gayle Forman, Kate Brian, Kiera Cass, and E. Lockhart.
If you are interested in After Alice, I reviewed it.