My last exam is coming up next week, so it’s the perfect time to start looking forward to the summer vacation. The good weather, traveling and loads of free time are things I’m in desperate need of. School has been extremely busy this year, as I just almost finished my first year in college, and I really need some time to catch up on sleep and all other sorts of things. In this post I’d like to take a look at all the things that I’m aspiring to read or watch this summer.
Yes Please – Amy Poehler
I’ve already started reading this quite a while ago, but I wasn’t able to continue reading due to having to read another book for school. Now that that’s over I’ll gladly reprise Yes Please. I’ve only read 36 pages (and the prologue) so far, but I was already really enjoying it. She’s hilarious and it’s fun to know she’s dealing with other people and situations.
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
I think it’s about time that I read this one. Gone Girl has garnered a lot of critical acclaim and it has been lauded by readers, so I guess that’s the most important recommendation you can get. The fact that I liked The Girl on the Train so much and that it is being called ‘the new Gone Girl’ should say something, right? I’m really excited to read this one, or perhaps devour is a better word, and then I can finally watch the movie as well.
Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell
I was a bit skeptical at first, because this isn’t something that I would normally read, but apparently it’s partly dealing with being a Star Wars-fan, so I’m totally up for that. It’s only 62 pages, so it probably won’t take me long to finish this.
I’ve won Kindred Spirits in a giveaway from Kat at Life and Other Disasters. Her blog just celebrated its 3rd year of blogging and she recently reached 600 followers. If you aren’t one of them, then you should change that right away.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’m so far behind and I’ve been dodging spoilers ever since. I haven’t watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since the show returned after its midseason break and that’s already more than ten episodes ago. That’s really unacceptable. Though now is the perfect time to catch up and get to see that amazing show again. I’m really glad that it got picked up for another season, because it really deserves it.
Arrow & The Flash
Talking about being behind on tv series. I’ve only watched the first season of Arrow and I haven’t gotten any further. That’s about to change. I bought both the first season of The Flash and all three seasons of Arrow. I’ve heard that The Flash is an amazing show and I really should watch it, but I wanted to hold off on that since it crosses over with Arrow and I hadn’t yet watched that much of that show. If I remember correctly, the first crossover happens at the beginning of season three of Arrow and the first episode of The Flash. So I’m definitely going to try and get to that point over the summer.
I’m finally planning to watch the final X-Men-movies. The last one I watched was X-Men: First Class and there are still three more (including X-Men: Apocalypse which is now playing in theatres). I’m thinking of perhaps doing a marathon of the last trilogy, which is comprised of the aforementioned First Class and Apocalypse with X-Men: Days of Future Past in between those two. Then there’s only The Wolverine left, which I’ll watch whenever I’m in the mood for it.
I have a lot of comics laying around that I still haven’t read yet and I’ve also got some still being shipped to me right now. So I’m planning to read a large amount of comics this summer. I really enjoy reading comics and I’m just an enormous superhero-fan, if you hadn’t already noticed, so I’m really excited to finally get to them.
I’m well aware that reading a bunch of comics will affect my 2016 Reading Challenge on Goodreads (which has a redesigned homepage as of today) quite heavily, so I’m adding at least ten more books to that challenge in order to compensate that for a bit. The number now sits at 15 books, so I’m changing it to 25. Which I hope, I’ll be able to complete.
Finally I want to work on my blog for a bit. I’ve recently had a really hard time getting my posts finished in time due to having so much work for school, but now that I no longer have to deal with that for a while, I can start writing posts in advance and being a bit better at involving myself in the community and commenting more on other blogger’s posts.
I’m putting some thought in my blog design. I know that I’ve done a redesign not that long ago, but I’m always trying to improve and, to be honest, I just get tired of these things quite quickly. So you can expect to see some changes over the next few weeks or months. My designs will probably be all over the place in my next few posts, but you can just ignore that as I’ll just be trying out some different ones.
There’s probably plenty of other things I’m going to be doing this summer, but these are the ones I can think of right now. I sincerely hope that I can do as most of these as I can, but we’ll see.
Let me know which of these I should get to first and tell me what you are going to read, watch or do in the summer (or what you have done, for those who are already back in school). While you’re at it, what do you think of the Goodreads redesign?
I’ll see you later!