Successes and Failures: Top Ten Books I Plan To Read On The Beach This Summer Wrap-Up

On May 31, I wrote a post entitled Top Ten Books I Plan To Read On The Beach This Summer, which featured the following novels (in no particular order):

  1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  4. Disclaimer by Renee Knight
  5. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
  6. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  8. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  9. Room by Emma Donoghue
  10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child byJ.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

I planned to read these books over the duration of the summer, particularly during my almost three week vacation. Unfortunately, the great reading slump of 2016 happened, and I hardly read anything, let alone the books I had selected as my anticipated summer reading.

Fortunately, the one I did read was one I enjoyed reliving.

In June, I went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage, and so with the release of the script I was excited to experience the magic once again. It was magical: I read it in the voices of the characters, and imported their mannerisms and it was just wonderful.

August
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (7/10)

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Whilst I’m not the biggest advocate of the plot, I love the character development this book offers, and I’m grateful to return to the Wizarding World in any form. Having seen the play being performed by an eclectic group of excellent actors certainly acted in the books favour.

As for those remaining nine books, they remain firmly on my TBR and I hope to get them read soon!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog and get involved!

My journey will also be instagrammed frequently on @charlottebibliophile

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