summer read and tbr

Most of you know I didn’t read a wide variety of books this summer (ahem… Harry Potter) but I am on track to meet my goal of 25 books this year! I’m so excited. I know a lot of you love my book posts so I figured even though I haven’t read much of a variety I still wanted to document it. I’m also going to share what books I’m looking forward to reading after finishing the HP series! First, I’m going to list the books I read this summer that I already talked about in a previous post. You can read that post and then come back and check out the rest!

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

4/5 stars. Buy it now.

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

3/5 stars. Buy it now.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

5/5 stars. Buy it now.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

3/5 stars. Buy it nowTry Audible and get two free audiobooks!

Wonder by RJ Palacio

4.5/5 stars. Buy it now.

Harry Potter Books 1-5

harry potter book four

Technically I finished Book Five after my summer ended but I’m counting it because I was well over halfway! My favorite book so far has been Book Three. I love(d) Sirius Black as a character! Book Four was the one that got me in a rut when I first tried to read the series when I was a kid so I was really happy to finish it in a little over a week! Book Five, however, took me SO long to get through. I was so bored and I freakin’ HATED Umbridge. I was supposed to, of course, I get that but she just made me hate reading the book because I wanted to reach through the pages and punch her in the face so many times lol. A lot of people said Half Blood Prince was their favorite so I’m excited to read it! I’m only on chapter two right now.

Alright, that’s all I’ve read since the last time we talked books. I told ya I haven’t been very exciting lately! But I’ve felt so out of the loop with HP for so much of my life I’m really excited that I know what’s going on now.

Here’s what I’m hoping to read by the end of the year:

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

My girl CoHo is coming out with a book in October! I’m already super pumped to read it. I know I probably won’t be done HP by then, but I’m still hoping to read it within a few months of its release!

Pre-order it here.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

dark matter

I’m dyingggg to get back to reading thrillers! This one has been on my TBR for a while and I got it a few months ago for free through Book of the Month and I’m so eager to get to it!

Buy it here.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

the hate u give

This is another one I picked up at the beginning of summer that I haven’t gotten to yet. Really excited about this one too!

Buy it here.

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

goodbye, vitamin

Got this one last month in my BOTM box and it’s a shorter read so I think it’ll be a fast read that I can see myself getting into!

Buy it here.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

By the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 which had one of my all-time favorite endings.

Buy it here.

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

here and gone

This one I got through the website Blogging for Books. It looks like a fun, twisty thriller and I’m all about those!

Buy it here.

As always, I usually pick my books based on how I’m feeling and what I’m in the mood to read. This list will probably (definitely) change, but I still love sharing the books I’m looking forward to reading, regardless of when I’ll actually read them. I love hearing what books you’ve finished and loved so leave me some comments and lets chat books together!