Summer Reading List
While I’m not actually all that great at sticking to reading plans, I do love creating bookish lists. Because of school I’ve barely had any time to read, and I cannot wait to make up for the lack of reading this summer! While I’m obviously just going to read whatever I feel like, I’m going to focus on catching up with some series. I did a self-challenge for series this winter, and even though I didn’t complete it, it did give me more motivation to finish some series. I’m hoping this summer reading list will have the same effect!
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
- The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
- The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
- The End by Lemony Snicket
I love this series, and I’ve been reading and rereading parts of it since I found the first book in our library when I was nine, but I’ve never actually gotten to the last book of A Series of Unfortunate Events. For some reason I actually like reading dark and gloomy books in summer (I’m weird, I know), so these will be perfect.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
As I confessed in this post about my Harry Potter collection, I’ve only read the last three Harry Potter books once. My memory of them is incredibly fuzzy, so I think it’s about time I bite the bullet and reread them just to see what adult me thinks of them. Goblet of Fire is actually my favourite together with The Prisoner of Azkaban, so I’m looking forward to revisiting that one.
- Under the Dome by Stephen King
- A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
- Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
All three of these books are longer than 800 pages – and though I’m a fast reader, I definitely need some long summer days to finish these bad boys. I’ve already started in all three of these (I’m notoriously bad about reading at least seven books at the same time). I’m about halfway A Feast for Crows, but I’m in a boring chapter right now, which made me lose motivation to continue. After this one, there is only one more Song of Ice and Fire book until I’m completely caught up!
In a perfect world I would read all of these books, but in reality I would be perfectly satisfied if I read half of these this summer. I used to think I wasn’t a mood reader – but who am I kidding, I totally am!