July 14, 2014

ReReadathon Update


So we're almost halfway through the month of July, and I've so far been very lucky in demolishing my Summer of Rereads list.  Before July started, I reread Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor, and Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson.  In the last two weeks I've read...

This is a fun, fluffy, squee-worthy read that I actually didn't enjoy a ton my first time around.  Crazy, right?  Especially since I now adore Kasie's books.  Then I bought it back in January, reread it, and loved it.  It's still not a 5-star read, but it's something I'll reread time and time again.  I ended up starting and finishing this on July 1st.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I should've reread this before seeing the movie, but I didn't (and I remembered everything that happened anyways).  But it was nice to reread it after so I can see what lines made it into the film. (Except now I can't get Shailene Woodley as Hazel out of my head.  And I want to know why more of Gus and Isaac's jokes weren't included.)  I got busy with Independence Day and college stuff, so it took me a little longer to read TFIOS than it did TDBU (July 2-5).

Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Like with The Distance Between Us, I wanted a fun, squee-worthy summer read, particularly since I planned to reread Second Chance Summer next and reading that right after The Fault in Our Stars would be too hard on my feels.  I finished this one in last than 24 hours, like with TDBU.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
I don't know what it was (maybe it was the combination of songs that make me cry + a late night + this being a sad book), but I cried harder during my reread than I did the first time around.  And that's very rare for me.  Usually I only cry the first time I read a book.  But I loved revisiting Taylor and her family.  This is a great summer read but one you'll probably want to save for indoors; don't read it by the pool or at the beach!

On the Fence by Kasie West
Just like TDBU, this is sweet and fun.  Braden and Charlie are adorable together.  I finally got my copy on the 8th, and I reread it in a matter of hours.

Cress by Marissa Meyer
*sigh* Such a delight to reread the latest book in one of my favorite series.  Haven't quite finished it yet (it's been a busy weekend), but I think I'll likely finish it tomorrow, which is the more official halfway point of RRSS14.

So that's it for the first half of July!  Stay tuned later this month for my final progress report.

1 comment:

  1. Niiiiiice! Wee bit heavy on the contemporary for my taste, but then I've been sticking with fantasy almost exclusively, so we kind of balance each other out. :D

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