Summer Break TBR

Hey-o! I is back and tomorrow I take my last final exam which mean afterward I’ll be free for the first time in God knows how long. I like summer classes because I like having something that keeps me busy. But tomorrow I’ll officially be done with my 4th year of university which means I am one year away from graduating. These 4 years have been crazy which is why this summer I decided to take a break and not take summer classes. This is crazy for me, and I am already regretting it because for the first time since I was 16 I’ll have a summer completely for myself, no classes or summer job—NOTHING!—wich is scary, but exciting because now I’ll have the time to sleep and read. Yes, I’ll be back home which means I will be doing a lot of chores, but I’ll be able to go to the beach without worrying about studying so it’s worth it. I’ll have a lot of free time and I am hoping I’ll have the motivation to read. Since I am so excited with the idea of reading, I tried to do a summer TBR, but I kept changing it and I knew I wasn’t going to truly follow it so I decided I was going to try to do one but allowing myself to have options. For this summer break, I plan to stick to the 4 books months which seems to be my normal, but I also know that I’m going to be reading a lot more so I probably will read more books. Basically, it’s 2 half months and a full month so I want to continue trying to read at least 4 books, but I will be free—full of chores, but free—so like I just said I know I’m probably going to read more. Also, I won’t count the two I want to finish nor will I count the audiobook.


Books I want to finish:

Stop Pretending: Poems about when my big sister went crazy by Sonya Sones

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

Audiobooks I want to finish:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


For books, I have a lot of options, but there are some I will read no matter what and those are:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  3. La isla bajo el mar (island beneath the sea) by Isabel Allende
  4. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

**Before I continue here’s an update people are getting confused thinking I’m going to read every book on this list and it’s not like that. The only books I’m going to be reading no matter what are the one above ^^^ the rest of the bookscare options. From those list/options I’m choosing a few until my overall number is 12 books which again is 4 books per months. The reasons for the options is so I don’t feel stuck and forced and so I can lower my TBR.  Okay, now let’s continue with the list*


Apart from those books I want to read 1 library book and the options are:

  1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

  3. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  4. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  5. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black


Graphic Novels/Comics

Graphic novels and comics I tend to read really fast. I know that in a day I can read multiple ones, so I want to read 5 to count as one of the four books I want to read per month. These are my options:

  1. Ms. Marvel vol. 1 by G. Wilson
  2. Deadpool vol. 1: Secret Invasion by Daniel Way
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis
  4. Chilling Aventures of Sabrina #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  5. Chilling Aventures of Sabrina #2 by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
  6. Avengers vs Thanos by Steve Englehart
  7. Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 (1998-2003) – 

  8. Captain Marvel vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly DeConnik
  9. Thor vol 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron
  10. Cable & Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill by Fabian Nicieza 


I’m missing two books for my goal of at least four books per month and for that, I want to choose one from the books Amazon offered for free on Books Day. These are translation (fun fact: I’m studying to be a translator) and the stories are perfect because they will show me a whole different culture which I am all about. The options are:

  1. The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan
  2. Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin
  3. Still Waters by Viveca Sten
  4. Ten Women by Marcela Serrano
  5. The House by the River by Lena Manta
  6. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

I want to read one from my TBR Jar (here‘s what it is and how to make one) but for that, I only have the two options and those are books I’ve been meaning to read, but keep postponing and those are:

  1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  2. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

I also need to read at least one queer books and here are my options:

  1. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  2. More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera
  3. Get it Together, Delilah by Erin Gough
  4. It’s not like it’s a secret by Misa Sugiura
  5. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
  6. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

and for a bonus I would love to read at least one short story or novella and here are my options:

  1. The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo
  2. Demons in the wood by Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Crown and the Arrow by Renee Ahdieh

I could follow it or not. I could end up reading fewer books or more. This is my last summer break before I graduate from bachelor so it will be all about relaxing and relaxing for me is reading. I will fight whoever tries to make it otherwise. What are some of the books on your summer break TBR?

Happy Reads!

4 thoughts on “Summer Break TBR

    1. I need to read that book and thank you. After these past 4 years, I think a break before the storm is more than necessary


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