My June Wrap-up & Summer TBR

I just can’t believe it’s July already and we’re halfway through 2018. I remember New Year’s like it was last month or something, not six months ago! Time is flying by so fast and I don’t even realise it. I currently have summer holidays and I’ll be going on vacation in a couple of days, so I’ve only chosen three books to read for the summer. If you’re interested in knowing what books I’ve read in June and what books I’ll be reading in the summer, do read along! 

I think June was a good reading month for me; I’ve read four of the five books on my TBR. The first book I read was Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, which I gave four stars. My next read was a Dutch photography book, Let’s focus! by Marit Hilarius. It was super helpful and the photos were gorgeous. I also gave that book four stars! The other two reads were Midnight Sun by Trish Cook, which I gave three stars, and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – the review of the latter will be up on my blog as soon as possible!

I was also planning on finally finishing The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish that one. I don’t really know why – I just don’t really seem to be getting into the story, even though I really want to. For now I’ll just leave it as it is, maybe I’ll try finishing it some other time.

As for the summer, I’ve decided to read only three books (as you can see on the picture). Hopefully I’ll also squeeze in some other reads while I’m on vacation, but for now I’m sticking with these three reads, because my summer will be very busy with different vacations and work. Two of the books I’m planning on reading are originally Dutch, so the descriptions are in Dutch as well. Let’s start!

1. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
“Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect. (…)” – Goodreads

Can you even call it a real summer if you haven’t read at least one of Morgan Matson’s books? Whenever I read her books, I’m instantly in that summer holidays mood. I’ve read all of her books so far and loved them! Save the Date was also in my top 5 most anticipated book releases of 2018 and I honestly can’t wait to begin reading this book.

2. Over wezenloze zielen by Merel De Keyzer
“Er was eens… ergens ver weg, diep in het Zwarte Woud, het dorpje Flüstern. Ooit viel dit dorp onder het toezicht van de mysterieuze graaf van Nebelburg. Niemand van de dorpsbewoners had hem ooit gezien, maar iedereen kende zijn donkere vervallen kasteel dat hoog in de bergen stond. Ondanks de geruchten en enge verhalen, die aan de kinderen werden verteld voor het slapen gaan, wist niemand wat er zich werkelijk afspeelde achter de oude kasteelmuren. (…)” – Goodreads

This book was originally written in Dutch, sorry guys! Over wezenloze zielen is een sprookje geschreven door een van mijn vrienden, Merel. Ik ken Merel via Wattpad en had direct bewondering voor haar mooie schrijfstijl. Ik ben dan ook superblij dat ze nu een boek heeft uitgegeven en ik ben heel erg benieuwd om hem te lezen!

3. Heerestraat en Rozenlaan by Carlie van Tongeren
“Nina’s ouders zijn net gescheiden. Dat betekent niet alleen dat Nina vanaf nu elk weekend met een enorme weekendtas heen en weer moet fietsen tussen twee huizen, maar ook dat ze in sneltreinvaart moet wennen aan de nieuwe situatie. Aan de nieuwe vriendin van haar vader bijvoorbeeld, die twee kinderen heeft: Lindi (type valse stiefzus) en Mark (headbangende metalfan). En aan het feit dat haar moeder als een zombie-in-pyjama door het huis wandelt. (…)” – Goodreads

This book is also originally written in Dutch, sorry! Heerestraat en Rozenlaan is het allereerste originele Nederlandstalige fictieboek van Blossom Books. De beschrijving van het boek klinkt al erg interessant – het gaat over een onderwerp dat vaak voorkomt in het dagelijkse leven (gescheiden ouders). Ik heb stiekem al een paar hoofdstukken van dit boek gelezen en ben daar al erg enthousiast over! Ik ben benieuwd hoe de rest van het boek is.

Those were the three books I’m planning on reading for the summer! They all sound amazing and I’m really excited to read them. Hopefully – probably – I’ll also read a couple of other books (for example, I’d love to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, since the movie is coming out on Netflix next month, so I’ve got that one on my ereader to read while on vacation).

What books are you planning to read for the summer? I’d love to know!

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  • Reply
    11/07/2018 at 20:47

    Had je OWZ al gelezen, of wordt dit de eerste keer? Dit boek wordt echt het beste van het jaar 😀

    • Reply
      11/07/2018 at 23:24

      Nee, nog niet gelezen dus dit wordt de eerste keer! 🙂 Ik ben echt heel erg benieuwd!

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    12/07/2018 at 11:10

    Charlotte, I must say your blog is one of my top three favourite blogs! It is so well maintained and designed and your posts flow beautifully!

    • Reply
      12/07/2018 at 16:56

      Aw, thank you so much! That’s really so kind of you, I’m glad you like my blog 🙂

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