Summer is finally here in Michigan, although I feel like the last month has provided very summer like weather. We finally finished one big project, repairing and painting our deck and the landscaping in the backyard. So although my husband is still in the middle of 2 major projects, I only have some painting and organizing of the basement to do. Now I feel like I can finally spend more time reading without feeling guilty about not getting other things done.
So I have a few ARCs I need to read, I believe 2 from Netgalley and I have a stack of about 7-8 physical books. For the time being, I am pretty caught up with the books that are releasing in the near future. I currently have Kindle Unlimited for about a month, they gave me a deal of $1.99 for 3 months and I took it! But I haven’t had much time, so I’ve only read 2 books from Kindle Unlimited. Although I have quite a few new releases I really want to read (i.e. A Reaper at the Gates and War Storm) I really want to take advantage of the Kindle Unlimited and read as many books as I can from my TBR that are included. I don’t have a huge list, as I haven’t had time to browse through all of the books but there are a few I have saved that I want to read. From Clarie Contreras I would like to read (The Player, Then There Was You & My Way Back to You), I was a big fan of Kaleidoscope Hearts and Paper Hearts, so I am hoping some of her newer books compare to those. I am also hoping to read Folsom by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster. There are also a couple nonfiction books I saw were included, A Train Near Magdeburg – The Holocaust, The Survivors and The American Soldiers Who Saved Them by Matthew Rozell and Real Stories of Holocaust Survivors: True Stories of Those Who Survived Auschwitz by John Allen. So basically New Adult books and history books about the Holocaust.
There are so many NA authors that I have never read and want to, who are included in Kindle Unlimited. I just read The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier and am currently reading the sequel, The Outliers. I actually really enjoyed The Outskirts and people seem to rave about the King series by this author, so I may also try to read at least part of that series. I am a big fan of new adult, but I have a really fine line of what I enjoy and then what crosses a line for me. Sometimes in NA I find that the story line can be kind of weak or the language gets a bit rough and I can’t really focus on the story when I’m cringing at the author’s writing. And I am not a big fan of violence and I have read quite a few book (i.e. Raw by Bella Aurora) that were so far over that line, that sounded like something from a Law & Order: SVU episode, but with characters named Twitch. No judgement if that is your thing, its just not mine. Anyway, with Kindle Unlimited if I start reading something that I don’t like, I don’t feel guilty discontinuing it.
So give me some recommendations on NA books or authors that are included in Kindle Unlimited that I should read! Or non-fiction! There are just so many NA authors that I have heard or read reviews for on Goodreads, it is sometimes hard to know where to start!
After the Kindle Unlimited is done at the end of July, I plan on reading A Reaper at the Gates, War Storm and finishing Tower of Dawn. I am actually planning on not requesting anything on NetGalley for a while unless it is one of my favorite authors. As I look around my library at the hundreds of unread books, I really want to get back to my personal TBR and get caught up on series and books that I have been meaning to read for a long time!
What are your reading plans for the summer? Did you make a TBR or just reading what you want?