Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog! It is the last day of August which means summer is officially over. Well, I’m at least done acknowledging that summer is still a thing. Usually, I read a lot throughout the summer since school is out and I actually have time. But summer has recently become irrelevant and lost all meaning since I’m now an adult and am no longer in school. However, this summer I actually didn’t read that much.
I haven't been burning through books as normal. Last summer, I think I read 12 which isn’t that bad. The summer before I read 17! This summer I only read seven!! What the heck! That’s terrible. I really have no idea what happened; I thought I read so much more. But I just looked at my list and realized how small it really was. I already wrote separate blog posts about all of these books, so I don’t think there’s a need to go in-depth about the book or even rate them, but I will link the other posts below in case you want to check them out.
I am someone who hates being in a reading slump. I hate when I don’t read a lot or even when it takes me a long time to finish a book. Like I said before, summer is usually the time that I crush through books, so I am really disappointed about the number of books I read. This summer everything just kind of changed for me. I’m not in school anymore; I graduated college about nine months ago. And honestly, not being in school for the first time in like 12+ years is SO WEIRD.
I have to be an adult (booooo) which means that I have a real job. Three month summer vacation is not a thing anymore. And that directly affects my reading because now I have even less time to pick up a book. Granted, I did have a summer job every year since high school, but you know how that goes. It’s laidback, it doesn’t mean a lot, you know you’re going to end up leaving eventually. It doesn’t hold the same value as a real job, especially in a field you’ve spent the last four years studying. This is the big leagues now. Everything is different.
BUT, I still try to read when I can. I think the important thing is that I am still reading and that I still find it fun. I’m hoping some fall books will help me pick up the pace. I was just at Barnes and Nobles over the weekend, and they already have a horror table for Halloween/fall. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. All the books on the table sounded SO good; I just want to read all of them.
Side note: all the hardbacks on the table (at least in my store) were $28!!! When did hardbacks become SO expensive! BOTM baby, BOTM.
However, I’m still on track for my yearly goal which is good. I always like giving myself a goal of how many books to read for the year. Which is kind of where these two points connect. While I can’t binge read during the summer as much, I can still read all year round. As long as I hit my yearly goal, I really shouldn’t be too upset about the (unofficial) summer goal anymore.
Since I did write blog posts about most of these books already, I thought it would still be cool to rank them among each other! One being this was the best summer book ever you have to read it and 7 being still good but read the others first.
- The People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
- Meet you in the Middle by Devon Daniels
- Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
- Love by Night by S.K. Williams
- 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
- Poems about Love and Other Dangerous Things by Michelle Torez
- The Hobbits of Tolkien by David Day
Thank you for reading if you made it this far! Come back next Tuesday for a new blog post!