My July TBR Pile

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Being someone who loves reading as much as I do and being in college can be pretty tricky. The time spent reading textbooks and writing papers is time I’d love to spend reading my most recent purchase. There are just too many good reads out there that I feel like I’m missing out on. It doesn’t help that I’m not a very genre-specific reader either; if the cover and the synopsis are enticing, I want to read that book.

Summers used to be my prime reading time because I didn’t have the school issue. Unfortunately, as you get older you have more responsibilities, like summer classes and getting a job. Trying to stay in shape on top of that doesn’t leave much time for free reading, which is a huge bummer.

I’ve made it my mission this month (over halfway through the summer, yes) to finish a book series I started a week ago.

It’s been a week and I’m barely halfway through the first book. Maybe this sounds like decent progress to a lot of people, but these books aren’t particularly long. It’s ridiculous to me that it’s taking this long to read. There are also four other books in this series, and I wanted to have them done soon so I could start another series and have them both done before school starts back up.

The series I’m currently working on is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. Here are the books I’m reading:

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Book 1)

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Book 2)

Girls in Pants (Book 3)

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Book 4)

Sisterhood Everlasting (Book 5)

I remember when I was in middle school I started reading the first book, maybe even finished it, but I never read the rest of the books. Off the top of my head I can’t remember what happens in the first book, but as I’m reading I find myself remembering things. I also don’t recall watching much of the movies.

My goal is to finish all 5 of these books by the end of July and get started on the next series for August, which I’m not going to mention yet because I may change my mind and leave it as a summer ’19 reading challenge for myself.

I’d like to do reviews on these books, but I haven’t decided whether I’ll do individual reviews or a review on the series as a whole, or maybe both. I also would like to find the movies and watch them and do a comparison!

As I’ve started to talk more about these books, I’ve heard people say they loved reading this series in middle school and it really helped them get through different things going on in their lives. As comforting as that is to hear, I feel like I might have missed out on something by not reading them all or at least seeing the movies. That’s part of the reason I picked them up in the first place. I think it’s just something girls need to experience, and I’m hoping I’ll still have that opinion once I get through them all!


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