Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I just got back from France on Sunday, it wasn’t nearly as sunny as I was hoping for and I only got one afternoon of poolside reading in, but that’s better than nothing!
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, we’re supposed to be doing Books To Read at The Pool/Beach, but since I don’t really have any beach holidays planned this year, and I don’t really like your typical beach reads anyway, I’m going to be talking about my Summer TBR. I actually did surprisingly well on my Spring TBR, reading 8/10 books, so hopefully my Summer TBR goes just as well! Here’s what I’m planning to read this summer:
- Things A Bright Girl Can Do-Sally Nicholls
The first of my YALC prep reads and the book I’m currently reading, I’m actually about 80% of the way through this one, so I should be finishing it sometime this week. I’ve enjoyed this, I’ve never read a historical fiction book about the Suffragettes before or WWI so having a book that tackles both is quite interesting, though I kind of wish the start of this book was a bit earlier, so we could get a bit more suffragette action before it goes into WWI.
2. Legendary-Stephanie Garber
Caraval was one of my favourite reads of 2017, so I’m super excited for reading the sequel, it’s going to be my next read. I’m really happy that this one is narrated from Tella’s perspective because I said in my review of Caraval that I wanted to know more about Tella and all the reviews I’ve seen of this so far have been really positive, so I hope I love it as much as everyone else.
3. Radio Silence-Alice Oseman
Radio Silence is one of my #RockMyTBR books for this year and another of my YALC prep reads, so I’ll be reading this in July. I’ve heard such good things about this book, and Alice Oseman’s books in general from people, so I’m hoping that I love it as much as everyone else seems to.
4. Children of Blood and Bone-Tomi Adeyemi
This is the last of my YALC prep reads (yeah, I only have three this year, it’s strange!) and probably the one I’m most excited about, because everyone and their cat has loved this book, so I really want to see what all the fuss is about. It sound AMAZING, so hopefully I am as enamoured with it as everyone else seems to be.
5. Days of Blood and Starlight-Laini Taylor
The last of my summer #RockMyTBR reads, I’m hoping to read this in August. I really enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone last year, so I hope I like this one too, especially since it’s signed and personalised, so it’s staying on my shelf forever whether I like it or not!
6. Tower of Dawn-Sarah J Maas
This is probably pretty ambitious, and I will likely still be reading this one into September, because it’s such a mammoth of a book, but I need to finish this before Kingdom of Ash comes out in October. My friend Nicola absolutely loved this one, so I’m hoping I can overcome my lukewarm feelings for Chaol and also enjoy it.
7. A Thousand Perfect Notes-C.G. Drews
This is my current Netgalley read. I am enjoying it, it’s not quite what I expected from Cait’s debut and I’m not sure it will be in my favourite books of the year, but I do love the characters, Beck, Joey and August, plus it’s nice and short.
8. Spinning Silver-Naomi Novik
This will be my next Netgalley read, I’m really excited, because I love the story of Rumplestiltskin and it’s not a story that you see retold very often. I know so many people absolutely love Naomi Novik, so hopefully I can jump on the bandwagon after reading this book.
9. Grace and Fury-Tracy Banghart
I am a sucker for sister stories, so a feminist fantasy story with a sisterly relationship at the centre of it? Sounds absolutely perfect.
10. Sea Witch-Sarah Henning
Whilst The Little Mermaid has never been my favourite story (though I know the original is a lot darker than the Disney movie), Ursula as a villain has always fascinated me, so this retelling of her story sounded right up my alley and I was super excited when I got approved for it on Netgalley.
Over to you! What books are on your Summer TBR? Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is meant to be Series I’ve Given Up On, but honestly I can only think of maybe one or two that I’ve decided to put to the side permanently, so I’m going to talk about my Top Ten Favourite Sequels instead. In the meantime, as it’s the official start of summer on Thursday, I will have my newest Quarterly Rewind post up, so stay tuned for that!