Wrap Up: Summer 2018

Dear book-lovers,

I can’t believe it’s already autumn. This summer really flew buy like clouds in a stormy day, one day I am enjoying sun and, then the next day leaves already are getting yellow on the trees outside my window. This summer I was pretty busy and half of it I spent abroad, so I didn’t get to read as much as I would have wanted. However, I did manage to read 31 books, which is a good number but just half of what I wanted to read. So let’s get to all the books that I have read during June, July and August of 2018.

June – 11 books

I continued re-reading one of my all-time favourite series – Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout (5 stars) – a thrilling, swoon worthy and addictive YA sci-fi romance with aliens.

Then I read couple of contemporary romances: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey (4 stars) – a sweet adult romance – and Just one of the Royals (The Chicago Falcons, #2) by Leah and Kate Rooper (3.5 stars) – a cute YA sport romance with hockey players and a few royals.

Afterwards I gobbled up a dark and wonderful YA paranormal romance trilogy with demons and angels – Sweet by Wendy Higgins (4.5 stars).

And I finished the month with a cute YA summery contemporary romance trilogy – Summer by Jenny Han (3.5 stars).



The best book of June – Origin (Lux, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The worst book of June – We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3) by Jenny Han

July – 14 books

I read pretty much only YA contemporary romances in July, with a few exceptions of NA sport romance series and a poetry book.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson (3 stars) – a book more oriented on family relationships than romance.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe (4 stars) – a powerful and heart breaking story about friendship and so much more.

One Small Thing by Erin Watt (4 stars) – a bit dark and intense YA romance.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) by Henny Han (4 stars) – a cute and adorable YA romance.

Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon (3 stars) – a fun YA romance.

The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace (2.5 stars) – a feminism influenced poetry book.

Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy (4.5 stars) – an intense and sexy NA sports romance with hot hockey players

Grover Beach Team series by Piper Shelly or also known as Anna Katmore (4 stars) – a cute and fun YA sports romance with soccer players

the deal


The best book of July The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy

The worst book of July – The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

August – 6 books

First of all, I finished the last book in YA sports romance Grover Beach Team series – The Trouble with Dating Sue by Piper Shelly/Anna Katmore (4 stars).

Then I got my hands on Off-Campus series spin off series first book – The Chase (Briar U, #1) by Elle Kennedy (4 stars) – NA sports romance still with some hot hockey players.

Also I read the new Rachel Hawkins’ book Royals (3.5 stars) – a cute YA romance with Scottish royalty.

Then I struggled through The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope (2.5 stars) – a bit disappointing YA romance.

Afterwards, I got into deep, deep book hangover when I finished reading in one sitting the first book from spin-off series of The Remnant ChroniclesDance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1) by Mary E. Pearson (5 stars) – an YA fantasy romance that will never want to let you go and make you fall in love over and over. It’s my favourite book of the year at the moment, and I guess also my number one all-time favourite book. Please, can I get the second book already now! The waiting is killing me slowly. It’s sometimes even hard to read anything at all because I want to be back in this amazing world.

I finished my summer reading with a beautiful and hear wrecking adult contemporary romanceUgly Love by Coleen Hoover (5 stars). This was my first Coleen Hoover’s book, however, even I loved it, I must admit that I’m not sure if I’ll read any other because from synopsis they all seem like with too much negative drama for my liking. One more thing, there is going to be a movie adaptation of Ugly Love and the actor, who is going to play Miles Archer, is kind of perfect for the role – Nick Bateman 🙂

dance of thieves


The best book of August – Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves) by Mary

The worst book of August – The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope


These are the books that I read this summer, and, as you can see, I loved most of them but also had a few disappointing reads as well. In general I consider this summer a success in choosing some great books to read, however, in amount of books read a less successful time.

Tell me in comments the best and worst books that you read this summer! Have you read any of the books that I have? What did you think about them? Did you have a good reading months this summer? How has your autumn reading started off? For me it’s going well, as I have read already 11 books and started some 5 more 😉

One last thing… If you haven’t read Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy, Ugly Love by Coleen Hoover, The Remnant Chronicles trilogy by Mary E. Pearson and Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson then what are you waiting for? Go and read them! Like now 😉

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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