Thursday, October 8, 2009

What I Miss Most About Summer

I've been meaning to do this post for awhile now (September 1st to be exact) but I totally forgot about it haha. So because it's a cold, gross, rainy day (that I do kinda love) and nothing really exciting happened today, I thought I would post this now! Even though Fall is hands down my FAVORITE season, there are a TON of things that I miss about summer (hanging out with my family, friends from home, and Sam Adams Summer brew are among them) but the number 1 thing that I totally and completely miss is reading.

I absolutely LOVE to read (kinda seems hard to believe because I really haven't done any reading for school haha) and I love having all of the free time in the summer to read as many books as possible. This summer, I was pretty proud of myself in that I read 11 books, and started a twelfth, but haven't finished it. I have to admit that most of the books I read were somewhat trashy but here's what I read this summer:

Sookie Stackhouse Books (5-9) (Even though they can be kinda cheesy I do recommend them esp for beach/vacation reading. They all go by very quickly and are fun reads...they're also a great companion to True Blood. Ha and when I was finding the page on Amazon I found out she's writing a 10th book which I preordered!)

Mexican High
(This was a book that I randomly picked up that turned out to be pretty good. It's a semi-autobiographical story of a girl that spends a year in Mexico City and all of the crazy shennigans that happen there. VERY fast read...I think I read it in a day and a half.)

The Rope Walk (Maybe it's just me, the book received 4.5 stars on Amazon but I did NOT like this book at all! The author does do a great job when it comes to descriptions of both the characters and the landscapes, but it is INCREDIBLY slow moving, and I really didn't think that there was much of a payoff at the end. If anyone has read this book I totally want to know what you think!)

My Sister's Keeper (I wanted to read the book this summer after hearing about the movie, and all I can say about this was O.M.G. Seriously one of the best books I've ever read and also probably the saddest. I figure that most of you know what this is about so I won't go into details but for those who don't it looks at a very difficult decision a young girl has to make and what makes this book amazing is that the author looks at the perspectives from all members of the family. I read this in a day and a half while I was on vacation in Michigan, and I'm never one to cry when I read books but I was absolutely BAWLING....definitely recommended!)

Are You There Vodka It's Me Chelsea (I LOVE Chelsea Lately, so I loved this book and is another quick, fun read. Word of warning though: If you tend to laugh out loud it might not be the best to read in public places...I finished this on a plane and was cracking up so the people around me probably thought I was a creep haha.)

13 Little Blue Envelopes
(I received this book in my Summer Swap package and it was really cute! It's about a girl who receives a series of letters from her eccentric aunt, and needs to follow them, as they take her through Europe. So cute and really made me want to pack up my bags and travel!)

Secret Society Girl
(I picked this up randomly a while ago and just read it at the end of this summer. Ehhhh it's's about a girl who goes to Eli University (aka Yale) and gets "tapped" to be in this secret society (hence the title haha) called Rose and Grave (aka Skull and Bones.) It's pretty good, and it definitely held my attention while driving back to school!)

Under the Rose
(This is the second book in the Secret Society Girl Series (I think there's three) and even though I didn't love the first one I thought I would give this one a shot. Not much better, but I only have 80 pages left so I'm going to stick with it and at least it holds my attention while I'm working out on the Eliptical!)

So that's what I read this summer/am reading right now. After Under the Rose, I'm going to start Back to Wando Passo which I got in a book giveaway this summer and it looks GREAT! What are you all reading right now?


  1. I love Chelsea Handler! Have you read her other book Horizontal Life?

  2. I never used to find time to read during college. Which meant every summer I tried to read as many books as possible

  3. Oh man, do you read my book blog? If not, let me know and I'll send you the link. I have tons of book rec's. Ohh, judging by the books you have listed there, you would LOVE Kate Brian's Private series. It's awesome.

    I read the secret society was eh.

  4. Just to be clear reading for school and reading for pleasure are two different things and should never be confused. :) You have a blog award waiting for you darlin'.