I used to make seasonal TBRs and bucket lists (aka the different trips I wanted to take or plans to make during that season) when I was blogging more regularly. I was working on my TTT the other day for my summer TBR and was thinking it would be fun to bring back this “feature” to share what I hope to do and read this summer. It has also been a bit less fun to write posts like this because I’m reading like half as much as I used to, but here’s a “wishful thinking” TBR for this season at least!
I have a number of review copies that are publishing this season but these three will likely have the most summer vibes! I’m excited to get to all of them within the next couple of months.
I have a TTT post coming up next week that lists some new or upcoming releases on my summer TBR but decided to pick a few summer-specific books to include here. These three books are coming out this summer and will likely be fun and light reads.
I reread the first book in Han’s Summer series a couple of years ago and have plans to finish off my reread via audio this summer, since the TV show is now out. They were renewed for season two so I’d like to get books 2-3 done before they catch up to the show! I also hope to read this backlist Annie Rains middle grade book too.
Summer Bucket List
1. Go to Mystic at least once
Mystic, CT is one of my favorite places on earth and I’ve been bugging Chris to take a day trip down there soon. We like to bring Miller to explore the shops in the Village and dine on a pet-friendly patio. It’s actually only 40ish minutes from my house so we have no excuses.
2. Go to Madison, Old Saybrook, or Westport
Connecticut has a number of good beach towns but as I said, I’m partial to Mystic and the RI border. I’d love to explore any one of these shoreline towns this summer but ideally all of them! They each have their own well-known seafood shacks and cute Main Street areas to walk on.
3. Have a bonfire and spend summer nights outside
We got a new portable fire pit so I’m hoping we can break that out multiple weekends this summer. We’re too used to staying in and watching TV in the evenings, so I hope to enjoy some fireside chats with beer on many weekend nights. We also have porch lights, citronella plants, and tiki torches to enjoy our patio at night.
4. Go to my in-laws’ pool around once a week in July-August
Chris’s parents have a great backyard and new poolside furniture. We’ve only been swimming once this June so hopefully we can go there at least 3 times per month for July and August. I love reading poolside or making Miller swim with his little life jacket on.
5. Go on my parents’ boat with the pups
My parents got a pontoon boat and they bring their dog out on it whenever they can. We’re hoping to get out there on their boat with Miller in early July. Fingers crossed the weather holds up!