HARP’s Round 7 – My Summer TBR LIST!

Hello everyone!! Today is my first, real book post! I AM SO EXCITED!!!! YAY! This honestly makes me so happy XD

I know I did one yesterday but….. whatever XD

Today’s post is my summer TBR list! This is a list (my topic = ‘A List’) of books I want to read/re-read this summer!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer, myΒ automatic thought is to READ READ READ!!!! XD

This is a HARP’s post because I’m just that competitive. XD And I’m doing it even though I’m not taking any photos.

I am super excited so let’s get started. This might take awhile XD but I’m gonna try to limit myself. πŸ˜‰

NOTE: The Goodreads links besides the titles (and the covers) will be to the first book, if they are part of a series.

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (The Penderwicks #1)

(Finish reading) The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall (Goodreads)

I must confess. I have yet to read the first book in the Penderwicks series. *bows head sadly*

Although, it is in my library stack!! I should read that next…




I started with the third book :O *hides* XD Just kidding. I understood it and I love the series now so it’s okay.

So yes, this summer I want to read the first, second, fourth, and fifth book.

Moving on.

WAIT!!! THIS QUOTE!!! (from the third book)

β€œSkye, no one except you believes in the possibility of Batty blowing up.”

This part was HILARIOUS!!!! πŸ˜€ That’s all I have to say. XDD


Island of the Blue Dolphins

(re-read) Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Goodreads)

I explained this book in my last post…. πŸ˜›

Go here to read about it. πŸ™‚


Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (Mandie, #1)
(re-read) Mandie and the Secret Tunnel by Lois Gladys Leppard (Goodreads)

I also explained this in the last post. πŸ˜‰

But I guess I’ll have to get the first book from the library because we don’t have it anymore. πŸ™

This is the first book out the forty in the series, by the way.


Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #1)

(finish reading) The Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger (Goodreads)


I finally started this series XDD

It is amazing!!

All the good things I’ve heard about it are true!!!

Anyway, you should read it. It’s amazing. XD The whole thing. The book, the characters, the cover, everything!!


The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

(read) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien (Goodreads)

So! Yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, I asked my Dad if I could *finally* read the LOTR series.

He said yes!

But then he decided he would read it out loud to our family. And then I could read it by myself afterwards.

I suppose that’s okay with me, as long as I get to read or listen to them!

Also we own this series so YAY!


My Mom just told me that she doubted I would have enough time to read all these books over summer XDDD


The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1)

(finish reading) The Incorrigible Children by Maryrose Wood series (Goodreads)

I own the first two books in this series, yet I have only read the first one πŸ™

So I need to read the second one and then get the rest of the series from the library!


One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
(read) One Thousand and One Arabian NightsΒ byΒ Geraldine McCaughrean (Goodreads)

This is one I was supposed to read for school this year but didn’t and my mom had already bought it.

Because of that, she says I should read it. Therefore, I am going to read this book this summer. No more explanation needed XD


King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

(read) King Arthur and His Knights of the Round TableΒ byΒ Roger Lancelyn Green (Goodreads)

This is the same deal as for the one above πŸ˜›

We also own this one, and I didn’t end up reading it for school! πŸ˜‰


Days of Dreams and Laughter: The Story Girl and Other Tales

Days of Dreams and Laughter: The Story Girl and Other TalesΒ byΒ L.M. Montgomery (Goodreads)

So this book is my mom’s. She got it in 8th grade, I think….

She told me like 2 years ago I should read this book and I never did (OOPS!) so to this day, it is still on our bookshelf because I had forgotten all about it.

Actually it’s currently on my bed because my sister just finished reading it and gave it to me and said I should read it.

So I definitely should, this summer!

Also it’s by Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote Anne of Green Gables…. so it’s gotta be good XD


The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)

(try again/ re-read) The Mysterious Benedict SocietyΒ (The Mysterious Benedict Society #1)Β byΒ Trenton Lee Stewart (Goodreads)

A few years back (like one year) I tried this series. I liked the first two books, but then I got bored with the series.

I don’t know if I was too young to read them and that’s why I found them boring but yeah XD

I want to try them again and see how I like them this time! πŸ˜€



This summer I also want to do more alpha, beta, and ARC reviewing of books!

I find it really fun to do that!

Currently I am doing 1 alpha read and 1 ARC read! Also I just finished a beta read. πŸ˜€

If any of you guys ever need any of this done, feel free to contact me and I’ll take a look at your book! πŸ™‚



I am going to read so much this summer, I am so excited about it! Let’s just hope this summer doesn’tΒ wanderΒ away from me before I have enough time to read all my books!

Hopefully I can catch up on my goal!

I think I can between my dad reading books out loud, me reading books, and doing alpha/beta/ARC reviews! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Here is my homemade meme! XDD WHOOPS! It’s supposed to say enough time! Sorry!

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3 for the post itself!

2 points for 1 photo! (featured image)

2 points for the meme!

2 points for using the words ‘wander’ and ‘automatic’! (in bold)

2 points – I posted this on Wednesday!

That is 3 + 2 (4) = 11 points.

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Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚ Sorry this is up late, I was at my Grandma’s most of the day πŸ˜›

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Did you like this post? Any review requests? Have you read any of these books? How is your summer going? Are you on summer vacation yet? What books do YOU want to read this summer?

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Total: 11 points





  1. Those are such great books!!!! I’ve read a ton of them, and I also see many new ones in there that I should check out. Whoops, I still haven’t read the Penderwicks either…I’ve meant to though πŸ˜› And I never finished the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, but I loved the first three and a half books!

  2. I love the Penderwicks!! And the LOTR Series! And the Mysterious Benedict Society! And all books in general hahaha! Maybe sometime soon I’ll get to check out the books you want to read this year πŸ™‚

  3. Okay, I’ve just got to tell you this: book 7 of Keeper of the Lost Cities is available for preorder right now. (and it was announced that there would be a book 8 and 9!) And there’s limited stock for an exclusive eddition! (they did that last year as well; if you end up not getting that one from the library, I can send you the short story πŸ˜‰) But anyway, I just wanted to share the excitement! My sister and I forced our mom to order it last night as her birthday present, since it comes out on November 6 anyway. (her birthday is in November) The exclusive eddition is only from Barnes and Noble though. (we live in Canada lol)

  4. Aha!! Found your blog! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, Liz!
    Fun tbr list! Island of the Blue Dolphins is waaay cool. <3 I need to reread that…

      1. Aw thanks!!
        I can tell your blog is great even without looking around on it yet! *goes to click follow*

  5. The Penderwicks and Lord of the Rings are SO good! I think you’ll enjoy them. πŸ˜€

    I really want to read A Thousand Perfect Notes by Cait Drews and Uprising by Ivie Brooks, those are my two most anticipated reads for this summer. πŸ™‚

    1. I hope so! I started the first Penderwicks book today! And my dad will start reading us the first Lord of the Rings after we finish the current book we’re reading!

      Okay, I’ll have to check that one out. πŸ™‚ Uprising is on my TBR too!

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