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I was looking at my notes for this post and was kind of disappointed. This summer, I really wanted to get a lot of reading done and it just didn’t happen. Regardless, I do still want to share with you the books I did finish reading.
Binge by Tyler Oakley-If you don’t know me, I’m super obsessed with YouTube. Actually, if you have read anything on my blog you’ll see that the word ‘YouTube’ shows up a lot. So, when my favorite YouTubers started getting book deals and releasing their books I was all over them. This was one of them. As you can see, Binge is Tyler Oakley’s book and it’s all about his life growing up and how he became one of the biggest YouTubers out there. I just have to say that I love these kinds of books, always have. I love reading about other people’s lives. Call that weird or voyeuristic, I don’t care. We all have that trait running through our blood. We’re human and we are curious beings. Anyway, back to the book. I had a lot of fun reading, rather listening and following along to this book. It was great listening because Tyler himself read the book. Be warned though, he reads it a little different than what is written in the book. He brought so much life to it that if I just read it, I wouldn’t have read it the same. Although, I probably would hear his voice in my head anyway. So, if you’re obsessed with YouTube as much as I am go pick this book up. Or, actually listen to it. It’s more fun.
Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams-This was another book I decided to listen to rather than read. Again, it’s narrated by the author and it’s the best 3 hours I’ve ever spent. Granted, I didn’t listen to all three hours of it at one time. This was the perfect book to listen to in the car. It kept me motivated and entertained on my way to work each day I listened. The premise of the book is that the author, Laura Jane Williams, was feeling stuck in her job (journalist) and was going through a hard time. She decided one day to leave her job and go to work as a nanny. Being a nanny to three kids taught her to be a kid herself. Or rather think like a kid in her everyday life. Kids just don’t care and do what they want. They ask for what they want. They just act like kids. Laura teaches us, the readers/listeners, that it’s okay to ask for what we want and not care because we deserve it. Honestly, this was the best book I listened to all summer. Maybe the best book period.
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, & Maureen Johnson-I wanted to read this book because I had read the The Mortal Instruments series and wanted more of Magnus Bane, he is my favorite character after all. If you haven’t read the The Mortal Instruments series, Magnus Bane is one of the characters in that story. He is a warlock that has seen and lived through a lot. Not to steal the title word, but this book chronicles his life before that series takes place. This was such a fun book to read. It is broken up into several stories of Bane’s past and what happen in the Shadowhunter/Downworlder universe from his perspective. I just found it really interesting and fulfilling to read. Getting lost in another world is what I like to do. Books like this one allow me to do that. I’ve always like books like this. If you’ve read the The Mortal Instruments series, or haven’t (which I highly recommend you do). I recommend you picking this book up. You won’t regret it.
Like I said, I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this summer. But I did read some good books, and in my mind that’s what counts. Let me know what books you read in the comments below. I would love some suggestions.
Thanks for reading!