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January 2, 2023

Friday, 17 June 2011

Summer Reads for Rainy Days

It is raining here because that’s what it does in England in June. I guess at least I’m not having to cover myself in bug spray which is what I’d be doing in DC.

Luckily you can always find Summer in books. I did a guest post at Daisy Chain Book Reviews on my favouirte summer reads, I’d love it if you dropped by and told me your summer must reads.

Image from Weheartit

I also decided to join Audrey’s Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA Lit Challenge (mix and match from her ten mini challenges – such a great idea). I absolutely love making lists, especially of books I’m planning to read, although I suck at keeping to them πŸ™‚

Here’s my summer list ~ I can practically feel the sunshine on my face as I read it!

1) Start and Finish a Series ~ The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

2) Read THAT book, the one you keep putting off for some reason ~ The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

3) Read a Summer related book ~ Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton

4) Read a Book published before 2000 ~ A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

5) Read three stand alone book by the same author ~ C K Kelly Martin

6) Buy a book ~ Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Thanks Audrey, that cheered me up.

Do you like planning your reading, or do you pick a book based on how you feel in the moment?


  1. Aww the weather's not sunny enough here either! Thanks for joining my bizarro challenge, I love your list! Haha, I've been told to read THe Goose Girl SO many times.. I really should do that πŸ™‚ I've heard wonderful things about CK Kelly Martin's books, I'm interested to hear what you think! And are we the ONLY people who haven't read TMI? xD good luck! =D


  2. I think it was the bizarro that hooked me ;D

    Apparently on the whole TMI, everyone raves though, so I have super high expectations. Hope it lives up to them


  3. Thanks for doing such a great guest post. I really enjoyed your book choices! πŸ™‚


  4. Leanna ~ Thanks and thanks for having me I always love talking books πŸ™‚


  5. I pretty much wing it. If there's something I really want to read and I don't want to forget, I mark it "to read" on Goodreads. About six months later, I usually notice it.


  6. How fun! I hope you love The Mortal Instruments books! They're some of my favorites.


  7. What a wonderful list. I loved the Mortal Instruments trilogy. And then Clare went ahead and published a fourth! Ahhhh! πŸ™‚

    The Goose Girl is also on my shelf. I've only read Hale's The Actor and the Housewife (which I surprisingly loved more than chocolate cake). I've yet to read her younger books.


I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour πŸ˜€

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