Summer TBR Wipeout 2018: Wrap-Up Post


This week marks the end of the Summer TBR Wipeout 2018 Challenge.  A huge thanks to The Candid Cover for hosting it again this year.  As always, it has been a lot of fun and I got a ton of reading done for the challenge this year so yay!  My original goal was to read 15 books and I’m excited to report that I actually managed to exceed that goal with a total of 18 books, including every single book off of my original TBR list for the challenge.  Being the mood reader I am, I think I’m most excited to have actually stuck to that list. That may be a first for me, haha!  Anyway, on to the books.  As far as reviews go, I have written full reviews for the three books on here that were ARCs. For the rest, I’m just going to give a quick reaction on each and move on so that I don’t continue to fall behind on my reviews.







VICIOUS by V.E. SCHWAB –  My love for Schwab’s books has only continued to grow now that I have finally read Vicious.  As much as I adore books that feature anti-heroes, this book was practically written with me in mind.  If you love books that feature villains, or you’ve read and loved Schwab’s other series but somehow haven’t picked this one up yet, GO BUY THIS BOOK! You won’t regret it!  5 STARS

THE RAGING ONES by KRISTA & BECCA RITCHIE – Part epic space odyssey, part coming of age story, The Raging Ones is one of the more unique books I’ve read this year.  Check out my full review HERE. 4 STARS

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by TOMI ADEYEMI – I just finished reading this book tonight and all I have to say is WOW!  Out of all of the hyped books I’ve read this year, I think this one most lives up to and exceeds the hype.  It’s an intense and sometimes painful story that is filled with all too relevant themes such as oppression and racism.  It’s also beautifully written, with exquisite worldbuilding and characters that I adored, especially Zélie and Amari.  I loved everything about this book! 5 STARS

THE POINT by JOHN DIXON – An exciting story about an outcast with supernatural powers who finds herself enrolled at West Point Military Academy where they hope to train her to be the ultimate weapon.  Check out my full review HERE4 STARS.

HOW TO STOP TIME by MATT HAIG – This was a fascinating read that is actually kind of hard to describe.  It’s science fiction in the sense that it features a character who has been alive for over 500 years because he doesn’t age as normal humans do.  It also, however, reads like historical fiction because the author uses flashbacks to take us back to earlier periods in the character’s life where he often encountered famous figures from history, such as William Shakespeare, Charlie Chaplin, Captain Cook, F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc.  Finally, I’d even go so far as to call it a romance because it does follow the main character’s love of a woman and how that relationship has impacted him for most of his very extended life.  Just an all around unique and creative read that I very much enjoyed.  4 STARS. 

VOX by CHRISTINA DALCHER –  A terrifying novel about what could happen if a radical religious group managed to rise to power in the United States with the ultimate agenda of silencing women.  This was a gripping read that I just could not put down once I started reading it!  Check out my full review HERE4 STARS


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Well, that’s it for my challenge.  If you participated, I hope you had as much success as I did!


26 replies
  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Congrats on meeting – and exceeding! – your goal! I wish I had enjoyed The Raging Ones more. It was one of my highly anticipated reads but it just didn’t work for me. Thank goodness for their contemporary books because I adore those.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews for that one so I think I’m in the minority with having liked it, lol.

  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    Wow, congratulations! Looks like you really conquered this wipeout. And it’s extra awesome that you enjoyed all of these ones so much, that always makes things even better. I really need to finally get around to Vicious one of these days.

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I’m delighted that all these books turned out to be such successful reads – what an outstanding haul of books and congratulations on getting through so many!

  4. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I’ve owned Vicious for awhile now, so I’m really glad you loved it. I STILL need to read it but it will be soon so I’m ready for the sequel. I’m pretty sure I’ll love it. 🙂 I DID, however, finish the Shades of Magic series this summer so I’m excited about that.


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yay for finishing Shades of Magic! That’s my all time favorite series so I’m always happy when I hear someone else has read it.

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    Great job, awesome! Lots of nice 4 and 5 star reads, looks like. I’m especially interested in How To Stop Time.

  6. The Bookworm
    The Bookworm says:

    Great job with the challenge! I have been wanting to read Children of Blood and Bone as well, I’ve heard wonderful things. Happy weekend 🙂

  7. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am with you. I never commit to a TBR for a whole month. I usually do it one week at a time, so I was also impressed with myself for sticking to it for this challenge. Good job!

  8. The Candid Cover
    The Candid Cover says:

    Yay!! I am so happy that you exceeded your reading goal! Children of Blood and Bone is one that I have been dying to read and I am so happy that you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for taking part again this year. 🙂

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