Keri Reads & Drinks, Uncategorized

The Summer Reading Slump

Please pardon my hiatus; my summer reading took a nose-dive. I was sick for most of August, had a one week reprieve, then got sick AGAIN the first week of September, had another short break, but ended up feeling under the weather again this past Monday. The only thing I want to do when I’m sick is lay in bed, sip ginger ale, and watch Gilmore Girls. So that’s what I’ve been doing. (I’ve already finished the entire series and moved on to the Netflix sequel, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, that’s how lousy I’ve been feeling). I’ve been to the doctor twice and on two different antibiotic regimens, but it was an off brand Zyrtec and Tylenol Sinus + Headache that are making me start to feel normal. Today I feel 10x better than I did on Monday. Hopefully I’m on the mend for good this time!

Because I have very specific needs when I’m feeling under the weather, my TBR pile has sat untouched. So I figured for the second third of the year, I’d talk about the books I’m most looking forward to reading this Fall.


The Miseducation of Henry Cane by Charles Brooks (actually written by Jo Piazza)

I’m a HUGE fan of the TV show, Younger. I think most people who are readers, writers, or work in publishing like it. I happen to be all three of those things, so it’s the perfect show for me. This is my current read since the Younger season finale recently aired. Since it’s very much a summer read, I figured I’d read it before the weather cools down!

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Kristin Harmel is my favorite author. I’ve read everything she’s written. I don’t often preorder books, but when Kristin Harmel announces she has a new book coming out, I jump on it!

The next four have gotten a lot of buzz from the bookstagram community and I’m excited to read them:

  1. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
  2. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  3. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  4. American Royals by Katharine McGee

*I’m hoping the last two play into my love of the British Royals and hold me over until The Crown to come back to Netflix in November!


Also, since Fall is fast approaching (yay!), I like to pick a few reads that are little spooky or Halloween-esque. On the docket for this year are:

  1. Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha and Matt Griffin
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

To end this bummer of a summer, I recently tried an Aperol Spritz for the first time.


Honestly, I get the hype and don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner! Let’s be honest, I’m still going to drink them in Fall. AperFALL Spritz, anyone?


Have you ever been in a reading slump?


*I was not compensated for my review. All thoughts and images are my own.*


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