Overwhelmed by The (Book) Options

I haven’t read a book in a long time.

Those words were painful to type, but they’re true.

Because I haven’t really read much in the last 6 months, I’m hoping and planning to make up for it over the summer and hopefully into the second half of the year.

My summer, now that school has officially ended, began last Thursday. However, I’m having a bit of an issue getting started.

Not because I don’t want to or haven’t had the chance, but because I’m overwhelmed.

I feel like I’ve missed so much since the start of 2018, with the release of new books and even just staying caught up on what is to come out later this year, that I have no idea where to start with my summer reading.

Yes, a TBR does help, but it’s still overwhelming.

I have several books in mind that I want to start but I’m not sure which would be the best to kick off my summer.

So, with that in mind, I thought I would see what you guys thought. I’m listing three books below, if you so feel (and I would greatly appreciate it), comment and let me know what book I should kick my summer off with.

I’ll just tally them up at the end and go from there.

If you have a suggestion that’s not listed, feel free to throw that one in to!



23 thoughts on “Overwhelmed by The (Book) Options

  1. I have only read The Cruel Prince out of the three above and I really enjoyed it! Am planning to read Legendary soon and need to read the rest of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series before getting to the latest one. Good luck getting some time to read!

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  2. I haven’t read any of these but I’ve heard really good things about all three. It’s a really tough decision but from what I’ve heard you can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose!

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  3. First off – congrats on getting through your school year! ❤ I would personally rec The Cruel Prince! I loved that one. I'm a huge fan of ACOMAS but Frost and Starlight actually let me down a bit (although that one is short so it might be a great start because you can power through it quickly??). Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks! I’m seeing a lot of mixed reviews on Frost and Starlight which is unfortunate but hopefully I’ll enjoy it. It definitely looks like I’m going with The Cruel Prince based on the number of people suggesting it.

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  4. I feel this! I just started reading again this month and I’m waaaay behind my reading challenge. I haven’t read any of these books yet but the first one I’ve read this year is Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley and it was a good way to start. I recommend it if you haven’t read it yet. Happy reading! ^^

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  5. If you feel pressured, I’d just personally read whatever appeals to you as a way to get started, then it might break your stuck feeling more easily than something that feels eh but you ‘have to’ since people told you to read it. Good luck with it.

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  6. I don’t know you–just found you via a search on WordPress, but a HUG to you! It’s ok to not read sometimes. It’s ok to let your brain rest. Sometimes just wandering to my shelves and pulling something out gets me back to reading–even if its via re-read. Go easy on yourself. Reading is supposed to be a joy, not a chore. Again, here’s a hug.

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  7. I have seen the Cruel Prince in a lot of summer tbr lists and I have definitely added it to my pile as well. It’s always best to take it one book at a time and I am we have all had a time where our book choices are overwhelming! I’m in a book club too which can be a blessing and a curse (haha). I hate to add to your nevending pile but my book club just finished a FANTASTIC book recently called Jamhuri, Njambi, & Fighting Zombies by author Ted Neill. The book follows 5 interweaving character stories that all involve a recent zombie outbreak. However, unlike your typical “zombie outbreak” plot this outbreak is magic in nature and causes the souls of people to depart from their bodies and become trapped in Limbo. It is an extremely unique read that had me hooked from start to finish. There is no other book I can compare this to (and it’s rare to be able to say that!). I really hope you will check it out – https://www.tenebraypress.com/

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