Update Post # 1: Summer TBR Wipeout 2017

It’s time to post my update for the first leg of the Summer TBR Wipeout challenge.  So, how am I doing?  Not too bad actually.  Out of the twelve books I had put on my challenge list, I’ve managed to read three so far.  I started with some of the longest books on my TBR to get those out of the way first, which will hopefully make it a littler easier to make it to the finish line later in the challenge.





Out of these three, Illuminae was definitely my favorite read.  I haven’t written a proper review for it yet, but it was just such an action-packed read. I loved the unique format, the dialogue, and the ultra creepy premise about an AI that tries to take over control of a spaceship from the humans.  I had mixed feelings about about both A Court of Wings and Ruin, which I reviewed yesterday, and Scrappy Little Nobody.  ACOWAR, while a good solid read, just left me a little underwhelmed after the sheer epic nature of the second book in the series.  I rated the first two books in the series 5 stars each, but this one only got 3.5.  Scrappy Little Nobody was a fun read but one that just didn’t have as much substance or behind-the-scenes information as I had hoped it would.  I actually think I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had done the audio version instead of the print.  The writing style is very conversational and I think hearing it in Anna’s voice would have made it more entertaining than trying to read it for myself.





That might be an overly ambitious list since I do have a few ARCs I need to get read by the beginning of August, but we’ll see how it goes.  It’s so hot outside right now and there’s so little on TV that I’m spending nearly all of my free time reading anyway.  Hope everyone else is doing great with their challenge!

6 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    You’re doing great with your TBR, especially considering you read some long ones first! That’s a good strategy, though, since you can then fly through the shorter ones! Hope you enjoy the rest of your books!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! That’s what I’m hoping. If I can get most of these off my TBR, I’ll feel pretty good about the challenge.

  2. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    TBR wipeout- that’s funny. 🙂 If you liked Illuminae I think you’ll love Gemina, which I thought was awesome. Course not everyone liked gemina better, I guess it’s a matter of taste but I thought Gemina was even more suspenseful and action- packed. And caraval I keep going back and forth on, so I’ll be interested to see what yo think.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m curious to see what I think about Caraval too. It was one of my most anticipated reads for this year but then I started seeing mixed reviews and pushed it down my TBR pile. Time to bite the bullet and see if it lives up to the hype for me, lol.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! I definitely wish I had done the audio version of Anna’s for that reason. I think there were a few places along the way that fell kind of flat for me and probably wouldn’t have if I had been listening to her instead of just reading.

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