Hello everyone!

I am writing a slightly different blog post today, a welcome break from the avalanche of reviews, a post where I share some of the books on my to-be-read shelf that I want to read before summer ends, and school starts up again. I am only including books that I currently own, not ones I was sent for review, or ones that I haven't bought but might.

Between trying to save some money for school, and the fact that I have 68 books on my TBR, I have been on a bit of a book buying ban. I do have some preorders coming in a little later, but I bought those with a gift card.

Anyways, let's get into the books! This was so hard to choose, because I knew I wouldn't have much down time from review books, so I wanted to pick shorter books, but I also knew that I would be too busy when school started to pick up the larger books on my list. In the end, I just went with five books that I WANTED to read!

In no particular order:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

I've heard such amazing things about this series and I just recently picked up the first two books, so I'm looking forward to experiencing these books!

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

I finished Winter back in February and I just didn't want this series to be officially over, so I kept putting these short stories off. But I think it is finally time to read this and but this series to rest.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I got this book for my birthday back in May and I've been gawking at the cover since. I read The Importance of Being Earnest in school and was intrigued by Wilde. I don't want to read it during the school year, I feel like I'll need lighter reading then.

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

This one just sounds really good. I've been meaning to pick it up, but just haven't had the time! It sounds like a great summer read, light but still with some mystery and possibly magical realism.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 

I know, I KNOW, I haven't read QoS yet. I just haven't had the time to sit down and read a 600+ page book. Yes, I know it came out almost a year ago... but I will hopefully be tackling this one before the end of summer because I preordered Empire of Storms which comes out THIS September, and I will be caught up!

So that's it for my summer TBR! I'm hoping it is reasonable enough to accomplish!