Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer TBR Wipeout 2017: Wrap-Up


I can't believe it's already time to wrap up the Summer TBR Wipeout, hosted by The Candid Cover!

  

After my last update, I had three more books to go from my challenge TBR of 10 books.  Things You Won't Say is a timely story about a police shooting.  Sarah Pekkanen's novels are a bit hit-or-miss for me; this one was an okay read.  I could have used less of the supporting characters and more of the police officer that the story is actually about.

I devoured The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari in just two days.  This book was so adorable - a matchmaker, large sprinkles of magic, and touches of adventure.  I absolutely loved it!

Finally, I read The Girl Before by JP Delaney, a thriller about an unusual home, its mysterious architect, and the women who have lived in this unique place.  Although things got a bit odd at the end, I loved the twists and turns in this fast-paced story.

I really enjoyed this summer reading challenge.  I thought it was the perfect length of time to be able to read a good number of books without feeling like I needed to rush through them or spend all my time reading (as much as I would love to, I do need to do other things sometimes!).  And it helped me finally get to some unread books on my shelf and clear out some titles from my TBR from earlier in the year. 

Hope you all had a great summer of reading!

18 comments:

  1. Great job on the challenge!! Glad you enjoyed The Best Kind of Magic - it is one on my TBR.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love The Best Kind of Magic - it was adorable!

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  2. Yay!! I am so glad that you were able to read the books that you had chosen for the challenge. I have been really enjoying thrillers lately and I think that I might give The Girl Before a try since you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for participating. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge!

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  3. Awesome!! I'm hoping to do a TBR takedown this week, as I am on my "stay-cation." But we'll see how it goes!: )

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  4. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I'm with you on Sarah Pekkanen. Sometimes her books work for me, but sometimes they don't. I haven't read Things You Won't Say, though, so I'm curious if I'll like it or not. The Best Kind of Magic looks adorable - I'll be adding it on Goodreads. :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love The Best Kind of Magic - it was a lot of fun!

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  5. Glad it was a good challenge. :) I've been curious about The Girl Before ever since I saw it a while back on someone's blog, it sounds different and twisty.

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    1. It had a pretty unique concept, and it was a fast read!

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  6. Yay for completing the challenge! If I'm reading the rules and dates correctly, I think I had until the 19th to finish. I only have 2 books left so I might actually make it as well. :) I'm glad to hear you enjoyed The Best Kind of Magic too. I've been eyeing that one but hadn't committed to reading it yet. Think I'll be adding to my TBR now.

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    1. Thanks! Good luck completing the rest of your TBR! I hope you enjoy The Best Kind of Magic when you get to it!

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  7. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I need to read The Best Kind of Magic. It sounds so fun!!

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    1. Thank you! That book was really good, I enjoyed even more than I expected to!

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  8. Congrats on finishing the challenge. Sadly i`ve fallen into a reading slump in July and I can`t seem to get out of it.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

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    1. Thanks!

      Oh, that's too bad! I hope you find your way out of the slump soon!

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  9. Great progress on your TBR. Any time spent reading is a good time, but I agree that you need to do other things.

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