πŸ“š So Long, Farewell… to 10 Books of Summer 2021 β˜€

Hello my fellow bookworms, on Tuesday (31st August), the southern hemisphere’s meteorological summer and my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading came to a bittersweet end; although I think summer physically left the UK a couple of weeks before that! β›…

It has been a fun summer of increasing freedom, many lovely trips and holidays, and some quality books. So now let’s have a closer look at what I read off my challenge list and the links in the titles will take you to my review, if I have had chance to write one (I apologise as I am a little behind 😏):

  1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini [re-read] ⭐⭐
  2. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis ⭐⭐⭐
  3. S5 Uncovered by James Durose-Rayner DNF
    The Comedy Club Mystery by Peter Bartram ⭐⭐
  4. Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett ⭐⭐
  5. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐
  6. A Tapestry of Treason by Anne O’Brien ⭐⭐
  7. The Queen of the Caribbean by Emilio Salgari
    A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs ⭐⭐
  8. Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart ⭐⭐⭐
  9. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery ⭐⭐⭐
  10. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (ongoing)

So, as you can see, I have finished nine books, all of which I enjoyed very much. The one book I had to make the difficult decision to DNF, S5 Uncovered, was just too graphic and gritty for me, especially with the lower mood I was in; so I replaced it with the fun, easy, nostalgic The Comedy Club Mystery. I also switched out the classic The Queen of the Caribbean for my result for The Classics Club’s latest Spin Event: A Princess of Mars.

Then, I am currently still reading the weighty tome, The Count of Monte Cristo. I have steadily dipping in and out of it all summer, but with it having an impressive 117 chapters and 1276 pages, it is maybe no surprise I didn’t manage to finish it in time. However I am well over half way through and I am enjoying it immensely, therefore overall I feel this year’s 10 Books of Summer was a great success for me. 😎

But the fun doesn’t stop here, folks! With the end of summer, comes the beginning of autumn, where we can look forward to the cosy autumnal pleasures of golden leaves, darker nights, steaming mugs of hot chocolate, woolly tights, scarves, warming soups, and taking part in the annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event! πŸŽƒ

What do you think of my summer reading? What wonderful books did you read this summer? Please share in the comments – I love to hear from you all.

13 thoughts on “πŸ“š So Long, Farewell… to 10 Books of Summer 2021 β˜€

  1. I’m not surprised you didn’t finish Count of Monte Cristo as part of 20booksofsummer. It’s a big reading commitment – is it enjoyable or does it feel a slog?

  2. Job well done!

    You inspired me to see how many books I can read that fit the RIP challenge. I’ve started off with a horror story.

    Here’s to a productive fall/autumn of reading!

  3. Congratulations on finishing nine of your books. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Count of Monte Cristo, despite the length – it’s one of my favourites!

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