Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, it’s been another week of boredom here for me and my hayfever is out in full force, but I’m slowly starting to get to see more people which is really nice, it’s been far too long!
Anyway, it’s Tuesday, which means another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is our annual Summer TBR topic, which is always a fun one. I did pretty well with my Spring TBR, I read 8 of the books off that list (well technically I still have to finish Incendiary but as I’m only 4 chapters from the end, I’m counting it) so I’m hoping I’ll be just as successful with this TBR. The one benefit of lockdown is that I’ve got a lot of reading done, so long may that continue!:
- Dry-Neal Shusterman
My current read, I’m about halfway through it at the moment and I’m…..well enjoying it seems like the wrong word since everything is going to hell for all the characters at the moment but it’s definitely very eye-opening.
2. King of Scars-Leigh Bardugo
My July #RockMyTBR book, I’m so excited, it’s been a while since I last read a Grisha book (I finished the original trilogy in January of last year) and Nikolai is one of my favourite characters from the series, so I can’t wait to see what he gets up to in the first book of his duology.
3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes-Suzanne Collins
This was on my Spring TBR, but I didn’t get around to it, it’s a lot chunkier than I was expecting. Still I’m determined to get around to it this summer as it’s one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so hopefully will get around to it in either July or August.
4. The Dead Queens Club-Hannah Capin
This is my August #RockMyTBR book, I’m hoping that my second outing with this author goes better than the first. I wasn’t a massive fan of her 2020 release, Foul Is Fair, but given how much of a Tudor nerd I am, I’m hoping this contemporary take on the wives of Henry VIII will go a lot better for me.
5. Girl, Serpent, Thorn-Melissa Bashardoust
This is my current Netgalley read, I wasn’t the biggest fan of her first book, Girls Made of Snow and Glass but I’m only about 5 chapters into this one and I’m already feeling that I’m enjoying it more than that one. It’s #ownvoices based around Persian mythology which is pretty cool as I’ve never read anything inspired by that mythology before.
6. Empire of Gold-S.A. Chakraborty
I’m currently reading Kingdom of Copper and I cannot wait to see how this whole thing works out in Empire of Gold. KoC has been a bit slowgoing but I’m sure that it’s building up for a really exciting conclusion in this final book.
7. The Court of Miracles-Kester Grant
I’ve been seeing mixed things about this on social media, but I’m still really excited to get to it because Les Mis meets Six of Crows sounds amazing and French historical fantasies have been working really well for me so far, so I have decent hopes for this one.
8. The Nobleman’s Guide To Shipwrecks and Scandals-Mackenzi Lee
I’m doing this as a buddy read with a friend from the YA book club I’m in on Goodreads and I’m really looking forward to seeing Monty and Felicity as adults, as well as meeting the Goblin as a teenager!
9. Sightwitch-Susan Dennard
I’ve been working my way through the Witchlands books this year, and Sightwitch is next up. I don’t usually bother with novellas, but apparently this one has some important information for Bloodwitch, so I’m hoping I will enjoy it.
10. Sherwood-Megan Spooner
A FEMALE ROBIN HOOD RETELLING! I have been wanting one of these for ages, so I’m super excited to read this book where Marian takes centre stage as the “Robin Hood” character.
11. Queen of Volts-Amanda Foody
I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this one. This was probably my most anticipated release of all new releases for this year, I can’t wait to see how this trilogy ends, what happens to all the characters I love. September cannot come soon enough, it’s a lovely little early birthday present for me that this book comes out just under two weeks before my birthday!
12. Dangerous Remedy-Kat Dunn
Like I said, historical French set fantasies have been working really well for me recently, so I have decent hopes for this one, set during the French Revolution. It’s also got a cast full of LGBTQIA+ characters, which I love and definitely want to see more fantasies with!
So there we go, that’s my Summer TBR! It’s a little more ambitious than I would usually go for, but since I’ve been reading about 5 books a month since lockdown started, I figured it was worth having a couple of extra books on there. What books are on your summer TBR? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week with another TTT, this one is Top Ten Tuesday’s 10th anniversary, which is super exciting, we’re doing topics we didn’t get the chance to do initially, so I’m going to talk about Series I Need To Finish, as I didn’t really have that many unfinished series the first time that topic came around and well…..I do now!