Summer TBR Challenge

Summer TBR Challenge

I very recently did a Spring TBR Challenge were i challenge myself to read 10 books within the 10 books that remained of Spring. I only managed 9 but i was glad to get through some of the books on my tbr and it was a great boost to my Goodreads challenge. So I've decided to do it again for the summer season (22nd June - 23rd September).

I've also hit a bit of a reading slump these past few weeks so I'm hoping this will help get me back into reading - I've selected 13 books to read over the remaining 11/12 weeks of Summer, now like last time i may stray from this list but these are the books I'm aiming to get through.

1. Three's a Crowd by Sophie McKenzie
This is the follow on from Six Steps to A Girl, the story catches up with Luke and Eve from the first book, who are heading off on their first holiday together - they're staying with Eve's dad in his Spanish hotel and things are not going to go to plan. The first book was a really quick and easy read so I've decided to pick up the second one in the hopes it'll be a similar read.

2. See How They Lie by Sue Wallman
All’s not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort. No one can see in. No one can get out… It’s meant as a rich-kid’s sanatorium, except Mae isn’t sick. Her dad is the top psychiatrist there. But one day Mae breaks a rule. This place is all about rules – and breaking them can hurt you… I've been meaning to get my hands on this for ages, it's described as a thriller and it sounds quite interesting so I'm hoping this is a bit of a page turner.

3. Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess
Sara is going to have a face transplant. She has allowed herself to be drawn into the orbit of a highly manipulative and ruthless pop-star. He is going to take her discarded face to cover his own scarred and damaged one. But as the operation approaches, those closest to Sara suspect that she's being pressured into it. This story sounds a little bit insane but I'm so intrigued and fascinated to see what it's like.

4. Revolution by Sherry Ashworth
Beth is appalled when she discovers that her school is closing down, against the wishes of students and staff. Nate, the new boy, thinks that the students could take over the school and run it themselves, just as a protest. I was lent this book by one of my friends, I've noticed so far that i don't love Sherry Ashworth's work but I'm going to give it a a try anyways - plus this story sounds quite interesting.

5. Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
Robin Wilde is a single mum and a make up artist but she has a secret, despite loving her job and her daughter things just feel grey and lonely. What Robin longs for is someone to share with - someone who's always on her team. I'm a big reader of rom com/chick lit style books and this has been on my tbr for a while now so I'm looking forward to giving it a read, I'm also curious to see what Louise's writing style it like.

6. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
16 year old Alice who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, vows to spend her final months with her best friend righting wrongs with a bucket list - filled with both vengeance and hope, but then Alice goes into remission and she must face the consequences of everything she's said and done. I still can't believe I've not got round to reading this year as i love the concept of the story - i feel like its going to be one of those reads that is a whole host of emotions.

7. Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
After 10 years together everyone is expecting a ring, but a romantic trip away together and Lizzy is left with nothing - no ring and no fiance. Despite being heartbroken, Lizzy seizes this opportunity to rediscover who she was before Ian and discover who she is at heart. Again, another chick lit/rom com style book - i really like Giovanna's writing style, it just flows really well and is so easy to read so I'm looking forward to giving this a go.

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill; so when she spots a deer in the forest, she cannot resist fighting. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price...Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. This is another one that has been on my tbr for so long, i keep putting off reading it because it has such high reviews that I'm worried in case I'm expecting too much and don't love it as much as everyone else.

9. Close Up by Sherry Ashworth
Jimmy is mad about movies. He even thinks in film frames and he's finding his obsession a very useful way of blanking out his troubles with his mum and step-dad. His other distraction is his job at the coffee shop, working with Liz. Liz is having her own problems at home too but when Jimmy's estranged father turns up out of the blue, things get even more complicated. Liz's deep mistrust of Jimmy's father grows but will her concerns end up pushing Jimmy deeper into his father's dark and dangerous world? Again another Sherry Ashworth book, I'm not sure how I'll get along with this but the story sounds quite interesting so i shall give it a go.

10. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is set in Victorian London and is a wandering magical circus that is only open from sunset to sunrise. The circus has no set schedule, it appears without warning and leaves without notice. The story focuses specifically two magicians proteges who are bound to a deadly competition. I don't know very much about this book at all, but I'm always hearing such good things about it that I'm curious to read it for myself and see what it's like.

11. Blinded By The Light by Sherry Ashworth
Eighteen-year-old Joe is bored. Stuck at home after a bout of glandular fever, all his friends have left Manchester and gone to university, leaving Joe with nothing but his rather annoying family for company. When he meets Kate and Nick on the train, something about them appeals to him. So he goes to see them at their commune, a farm in rural Todmorden. Another Sherry Ashworth book (my friend loves her and lent me a lot of her books) i don't know too much about this story but it almost sounds like Joe is going to get caught up in some kind of cult so it'll be interesting to see how the story pans out and whether I'm right or not.

12. Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel
When Maisie Winters wakes up in the hospital, The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighbourhood one misty morning. Slowly, she remembers the storm and lightning hitting a power line causing the hot-burning electrical fire to consume her and destroy her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is…nothing. Maisie qualifies for a rare medical treatment: a face transplant but with someone else’s features staring back at her in the mirror, Maisie looks—and feels—like a stranger. I don't think I've ever come across a story similar to this so I'm very interested to read it.

13. Legend by Marie Lu
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. This is the first book of a trilogy - I've read another trilogy of Marie Lu's before and i like her writing style, it's quite easy to read so I'm looking forward to sinking my teeth into another fantasy style trilogy.

What's on your tbr list?
Natalie xx

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