Summer TBR Wipeout 2018 – Update #1

Hiya! It’s time for the first update post in the Summer TBR wipeout readathon that is being hosted by the lovely Candid Cover. The point of the readathon is to make a decent dent into those ever-growing TBR piles this Summer.

I pledged to read at least 5 books (and I’m hoping to reach 10) in my ambitious TBR post. I’m happy to report that I have mostly stayed in track and finished 3 books of my TBR so far.

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Books finished from TBR

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The audiobook for Every Heart a Doorway is only 4 hours long, and the plot was so addicting that I basically devoured it in one day.

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My Favourite Thing is Monsters is a monster-sized graphic novel and the pages are busy with gorgeous sketches throughout, so reading this one took me awhile. BUT IT ALSO TOOK MY HEART.

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I finished Memory of Water only yesterday while queuing to board my flight from London to Helsinki. I loved the setting, a realistic dystopia of a world which has run out of water due to a climate catastrophe. Still, the writing style didn’t quite work for me and I had a feeling that the author was trying a bit too much. Nevertheless I still recommend this, we have way too few YA dystopias about climate change!

Books finished that were not in the original TBR

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I was confident that I could stay in the limits of my TBR when I started the challenge, but then I ran into Binti by Nnedi Okorafor while browsing Scribd. And I had to read it asap because this one has been hanging out in my mental TBR for the longest time. in the end, I liked it but I was also a bit confused by it.

Currently reading

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I’m still reading this beast of a book. I love it, and I’m currently 789 pages in out of 1009.

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On audio I have the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I have heard the hype surrounding this book and I was expecting to like it too. BUT NOT THIS MUCH. I’m regretting that I didn’t bring a colouring book on this trip I’m on currently – I could have sat in the sun colouring while listening to this for an entire day (Yes I’m 23 years old and thus considered to be an adult but still). I have listened to 5 hours out of the 12 hour-long audiobook.

What’s next

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At this point I feel like I could pick up any of these four within the next week. I’m slightly leaning towards Vicious just because it is a physical book and then I could read it at the same time with the Way of Kings which is an ebook.

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How’s your summer reading going? Have you read any of the books mentioned here, what did you think of them? I would love to know!

Thank you so much for reading!

– Pauliina

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8 thoughts on “Summer TBR Wipeout 2018 – Update #1”

  1. Did you say…1009 pages??! O_O

    And here I thought my 670+ pages Robots of Gotham was a feat šŸ˜› You’ve got some good upcoming books! I was gonna have a Leigh Bardugo book(Six of Crows) but I missed the deal >.<

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