Best Books of Summer 2019!

Summer is officially coming to a close! Summer doesn’t really mean the same thing to me anymore since finishing school, but it was still quite a good reading season for me! I would say that in general, my favorite books this summer ended up being cute debuts with a little bit of magic.

Summer is officially coming to a close! Summer doesn’t really mean the same thing to me anymore since finishing school, but it was still quite a good reading season for me! I would say that in general, my favorite books this summer ended up being cute debuts with a little bit of magic.

A SKY PAINTED GOLD BY LAURA WOOD

I haven’t posted my review for this one yet, but spoiler, I LOVED it! It was gentle and soft, and the atmosphere was so captivating. I saw a lot of myself in the main character. This kind of historical fiction, where it isn’t set specifically in a certain historical event, is what I like from the genre.

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUISTON

This new adult romance took the internet by storm this year and I could not agree more with the hype! It was cute and diverse and left me feeling hopeful about what could happen in the future.

HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS BY ERIN. A CRAIG

I definitely think this book is more fitting for fall or winter, since it is spooky and dark, but it was so fun! I was so scared but I could not put it down. It is definitely creepier than your typical YA fantasy.

WICKED FOX BY KAT CHO

Another super fun YA fantasy debut! I truly felt like I was reading a KDrama while making my way through this one and I loved every second! The relationships between friends and parents are really what stands out to me.

SORCERY OF THORNS BY MARGARET ROGERSON

What could be bad about magical books, demons, and sorcerers? Nothing, that’s why I loved this book! It was fun, magical, and cute, and I couldn’t put it down.

HEARTSTOPPER BY ALICE OSEMAN

This romantic graphic novel is probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever read! The main characters are so soft and their relationship is so good.

THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY & AQUICORN COVE BY KATIE O’NEILL

I think these graphic novels are intended more for a younger audience, but I really loved them! The art style is absolutely the cutest and the stories are soft, but still important and full of diversity.

What were the best books you read this summer?

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Recent Graphic Novel Reads!

I have read quite a few graphic novels lately, but I haven’t figured out how I want to incorporate them into my blog. I doesn’t feel right to do a whole review on them, so I decided to do a round-up type of post instead, featuring all of the graphic novels I’ve read lately. Good thing they’ve all been amazing!

I have read quite a few graphic novels lately, but I haven’t figured out how I want to incorporate them into my blog. I doesn’t feel right to do a whole review on them, so I decided to do a round-up type of post instead, featuring all of the graphic novels I’ve read lately. Good thing they’ve all been amazing!

Check, Please!

This hockey-based graphic novel took me by surprise! I don’t like hockey, but it follows a hockey-playing, pie-baking, vlog-making young man nicknamed Bitty. He is the absolute cutest! It follows his freshman and sophomore years at college. It is in a vignette style, but everything is connected and in chronological order. I really like the art style as well!

Fence

I think this is my least favorite of the graphic novels I’ve read, but I am eagerly awaiting the release of the third volume this month! It is all about a fencing team at a boy’s school. So far, the two released volumes have not covered much time, so we get to see a lot of what happens in a couple days. I was originally drawn to this one because of the art style!

Heartstopper

Yet another graphic novel that features sports, but this time, rugby! The art in this one is all black and white, which I ended up loving. The style overall is pretty casual. The story is absolutely adorable! Nick and Charlie are the absolute cutest!

The Tea Dragon Society

I think this is technically marketed as a kid’s book, but oh man, it is so cute! The art style is nice and cute and story is also super cute. It is a little short, so I do wish it was longer! I can’t get enough of it though, and I want my own tea dragon.

The Prince and The Dressmaker

The art style of this one is not my favorite, but the story is so sweet! I think this is the only one on the list that is just one volume, but it is on the longer side. I think it explores some important things and it is so fun. It definitely had me tearing up!

What are some graphic novels you love? I’m always looking for more cute ones like these!