Last month I set myself the challenge of reading eight books in June – the most I’ve ever attempted to read in a month. I failed, abysmally. In fact, I read (equally) fewer books in June (five) than I’ve read in any previous month of 2015, and of those five, only three were on my TBR for June. However, I did have an exceptionally busy month, attending four concerts in four different cities (5 Seconds of Summer – Birmingham; One Direction – Cardiff; Taylor Swift – Glasgow; Taylor Swift – Manchester) so I’ve been on the road a lot, leaving little time for reading.
July will once again be an incredibly busy month for me, but for different reasons. I’m off to Wimbledon for the first time next week, the following week it’s my university graduation (I graduated with upper second class honours!) and I’m off to London, and then to France (expect blog posts on all in the coming month!) Where am I going to find time to read amongst all of that?! Regardless, I’m setting myself the goal of reading five books from the following:
- The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
- Grey by E.L. James
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
- Mosquitoland by David Arnold
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I’m currently in the process of reading the first five novels on the list, so finishing those will take priority! I’ve also got ‘The Fire Sermon’, ‘The Assassin’s Blade’ and ‘Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse’ loaded onto my Audible so I’m hoping to listen to them whilst travelling/lying by the pool. I love summer!
Twenty-eight down, twenty-two to go. (Thirty-five read)
My journey will also be instagrammed frequently on @charlottebibliophile