Sunday, 30 July 2017

Summer Reads 2017!

Currently, I feel as though so many amazing books are being shared and I want to read them all. Reading is something I don't do much of, like a lot of people, it's the lack of time or just forgetting that you have a new book to start. Anyways, now that it is finally summer, I am on a break and I want to relax by reading so I thought I would motivate myself by writing this post. There are lots of books on my shelf waiting to be read but I have chosen five that are on the top of my list.
Orbiting Jupiter - Gary D.Schmidt
I don't know about you but I love a short book, something jam-packed with action and one that doesn't drag, so I hope that this book is like this. This sounds very different to what I would usually go for but this is part of Zoella's Book Club and Jenifer Niven recommended this, and she writes one of my favourite books so I knew I had to try it.
Summary: "A heartbreaking story, narrated by twelve-year-old Jack, whose family is caring for fourteen-year-old Joseph. Joseph is misunderstood. He was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher. Or so the rumours say. But Jack and his family see something others in town don’t want to.
What's more, Joseph has a daughter he’s never seen. The two boys go on a journey through the bitter Maine winter to help Joseph find his baby - no matter the cost."

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
This book has been spoken about loads and I have just not read it yet, I have not even seen the film yet. I definitely think that I will enjoy this book but I will have to let you know.
Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person. "
Moxie - Jennifer Mathieu
Once again, this was part of Zoe's Book Club and this book sounded right up my street. The concept of this book sounded so interesting and empowering, I am definitely excited to give it a read.
Summary: "Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules."

Fangirl - Rainbox Rowell
Another book I have still not read. This book has been read by everyone, but me, and I only hear great things. I am definitely super excited to read this just because I am curious as to how fast the story moves since it is a long book.
Summary: "In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving."
The Vampire Diaries (part 1&2) - L.J. Smith
As a tv programme, I thought that TVD was quite generic and predictable but I am hoping that the books are better. I actually have the whole set so hopefully I will enjoy this more that the show, which I think will be the turnout.
Summary: "Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, used to getting what she wants. And who she wants. But when the boy she’s set her sights on—the handsome and haunted Stefan—isn’t interested, she’s confused. She could never know the real reason Stefan is struggling to resist her: Stefan is a vampire, and Elena’s in danger just by being around him. What’s more, Stefan’s dark, dangerous vampire brother Damon has just arrived in town. And wherever Damon goes, trouble always follows."

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts?
Grace xx


  1. I love Fangirl ! It left me happy but with tears along the way.
    Great post !xxx

    1. Can't wait to read it, I am sure that I will love it!xx