Summer Book Haul

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I always go a little overboard when I check out books from the library! This is partly because sometimes I am the one who checks in the books that patrons return- so I get the opportunity to see all these new shiny books before they go on the shelves. And, of course, I can’t help myself. I tried to reign it in a little bit for this haul. My goal for summer reading (which I will talk more about next week) is to re-introduce myself to young adult fiction. With this in mind, I picked up a few YA books to get started with! And hey, if you’ve read ANY of these…please let me know what you think of them in the comments!

First of all, I checked out the ENTIRE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA SERIES. The reason is because at least one book in the series is always checked out…well, they all just happen to be I grabbed them while I had the chance! Written by one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time (in my opinion), C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia is considered a classic of children’s literature. I’m excited to finally read the series!!!


In Real Life by Jessica Love

I think this just may be the perfect summer “road trip” story! It is about two friends that have never met in person, but one friend finally decides to surprise the other. Unfortunately, there have been secrets kept. This sounds so dramatic and fun! I haven’t heard much talk about this book, but I saw it on one of our YA displays and I thought it looked really interesting…I guess we will find out!

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

I grabbed this book as soon as it came into our library because of the cover. Yeah, I did it. I fully judged a book by it’s cover. Wink Poppy Midnight is described as kind of a mystery thriller- which got me even more excited. Also, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was one of my favorite books I read last summer and Wink Poppy Midnight is recommended for those who enjoyed We Were Liars. I’m just really rooting for this book to be good! I’ll definitely do a review when I finish it!

Summer Days and Summer Nights by many authors! Edited by Stephanie Perkins

I am SO excited about this book! I’ve been seeing this book everywhere! So many wonderful young adult authors team up to create this fun summer book full of short stories. I love reading short stories, especially when I get really busy with summer reading at the library and can only read a little bit at a time. Perfect perfect for summer! I definitely plan to write a review on this one so stay tuned!

Bittersweet by Stephanie Danler

One word: wine. Bittersweet is the story of Tess who comes to New York in the summer of 2006 and begins working in a Manhattan restaurant. We follow Tess as she navigates the city and the food and wine scene. Yes. Yes. Yes. My summers are usually spent navigating many bottles of wine..I  can already feel that Tess and I are the same person! This is not a young adult novel, but I just couldn’t pass this up! I love reading debut novels, so I can’t wait to read Danler’s writing!

Well, that’s my first haul of the summer! I’m excited to delve into these books and let you know my thoughts and opinions. Next week I’ll be posting something super fun for summer and a GIVEAWAY!!! So please follow Revitalized Reading to stay updated!

Happy SUMMER Reading!



Author: Revitalized Reading by Danica

Working in a public library for three years has introduced me to some of the most interesting books and book related ideas! I am a creator, dreamer, and lover of all literature and i'm here to share my bookish ways with you!

One thought on “Summer Book Haul”

  1. If you like Stephanie Perkins’ group of short stories, she put together a winter themed one that I adore! It’s called My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories…so if it gets too hot this summer, think snow!

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