Books that Give Off Summer Vibes | Top 10 Tuesday

BOOKS THAT GIVE OFF SUMMER VIBES Summer reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader.

Before I start this post, I just want to bring some awareness to the current situation at hand in the United States. I live in North Dakota, just one state over from the murder of George Floyd. I have always been very supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement and it’s time for anyone and everyone to take a stand. Please do some research and help in any way you can! Please click the links I’ve attached and educate yourself!

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This week’s topic is books that give off summer vibes. I love books with summer vibes because I live in North Dakota, where we get three months of heat and eight to nine months of snow.

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My Reading Goals for 2020

I can’t believe 2019 is over. A lot happened this year that made it one of the best years yet. I graduated college a few weeks ago with an English Education degree, I moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend, my mental health is at an all-time high, and I read the most books I’ve ever read in a year (56!). With the wonderful year I had, I don’t have a lot of “resolutions” for the new year, but I do have some goals I’d like to reach.

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Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019

2019 has been my best reading year ever. I am currently at 53 books, passing my Goodreads goal of 50, and beating my record for books read in a year. The most I’ve ever read in a year before has been 27, so I’ve almost doubled the books. I know the reasoning is that my last two semesters of college allowed me more time to get my reading done and also, my mental health is way better than it has been in past years. Since I read a decent amount of books this year, I decided to finally do my Top 10 Favorite Books of the Year.

Not only did I read more books this year, but I’ve also expanded the types of books I read! I typically stick to contemporary or mystery, but this year I was able to read a few fantasy books. I started to love the genre and I hope I’m able to read even more next year!

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July Wrap-Up

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First of all, I would like to apologize for my lack of activity. I have been so busy with work and driving home, and last time I was home I forgot my laptop charger, so I literally couldn’t do anything web-related. But, I’m back!

For the month of July, I had extremely high expectations on how many books I wanted to read for the month. If you watch my “July To Be Read”video on Youtube, you’ll see that I wanted to read 8 books this month.

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To Be Read: June ’16

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I want to get a lot of reading done during the last half of May and all of June. I am falling extremely behind on my Goodreads challenge (to read 52 books in 2016). I’ve only read 8 books this year which puts me 14 books behind schedule. So I want to read 20 books by the end of June. Here’s what’s on my list so far:

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