My plan for the summer was to try and read more. Which didn’t really happen so then I decided I’d just try and get back into that mindset where reading doesn’t feel like a chore. So I’ve decided to have a TBR pile on my bedside table. My thinking is that, because the only real time I would have to read will be the end of the day, having them right next to my bed might mean I pick one up as I crawl into bed.
The first on the pile is Sarah J. Mass’ A Court of Frost and Starlight. I’m actually really excited to pick this one up. A companion novel to one of my favourite book series of the year so far, A Court of Thorns and Roses, I’m very excited to delve back into a world full of characters that I adore. I’ve been putting this off since it arrived on my doorstep a few months ago purely because I don’t want the series to end and I know that after I’ve turned the last page in this book, that it’ll be over.
Second in the pile is Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd. Now I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the TV show. I’d watch binge-watch a season in the space of two days but then wouldn’t watch another one for months. The only seasons I think I watched as soon as it came out was the last two. That being said, I’ve always been interested in reading the books, despite having been spoiled and knowing how they end. (Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you here!) I saw the whole collection for £12 in a charity shop a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t resist because I have no self-control.
The next is a book I know I’m bound to read within no time. The Princess Saves Herself In This One. I’m trying to make a really conscious effort to start reading, as well as writing, more poetry this summer. After having been such a huge part of my life while I was at Uni, I’ve missed being away from it for as long as I have. I’m hoping that starting to read some poetry will get me back in the mood to write, as that’s one of my favourite things to do. I even used to publish my poetry on here but I haven’t done that in years, maybe I should start again? Anyway, I’m hoping that having a book full of poetry by my bed will mean that I am more inclined to pick it up and chip away at it a bit more often.
Lastly, we have the first The Wicked and The Divine collection. I thought that I would throw in a graphic novel just in case I don’t feel like delving into something that takes too much concentration or a lot of brain power, I can still pick this up and have a flick through. Chances are this will be finished in one sitting but that’s no bad thing. I think it will be a nice way to ease back into reading!
Have you got a TBR pile? What are you planning to read? Have you read any of the books on my list? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!