Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week since I last did one of these, mine has once again been fairly quiet, I have a riding lesson later on this afternoon though, so I’m really looking forward to that. I’m also finally getting my first vaccine dose this week so naturally I’m very excited about that, it’s been a long time coming!
Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so that means another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is the annual Summer TBR topic and once again, I have to admit that I didn’t do great on my Spring TBR, I only read 3 out of the 12 books, as my reading slump continues to persist. I’m hoping that this summer I will finally break the slump, as summer is usually a great reading time for me. So here it is, my Summer TBR:
- Sorcery of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson
My current read which I just started yesterday. I’m buddy reading this with a couple of other members of the YA Addicted Book Club on Goodreads, and though I’ve only read the first chapter so far, I already have a good feeling about this book, so I hope I’m proved right!
2. The Poppy War-RF Kuang
My current audiobook read, I’m about four hours in and I have to admit, I’m not quite sure about it. I’m not really loving the narrator and it’s been kind of slow thus far, though I’m sure it will probably pick up the further through I get.
3. Ariadne-Jennifer Saint
My current Netgalley read, I’m about 40% of the way through and I’m enjoying it though it is taking me a while to get through.
4. Scarlet-AC Gaughen
One of my #RockMyTBR reads for the year, though I’ve got super off track with the challenge because The Unbound took me so long to read, so I’ll be trying to catch up on the books I’ve missed over the past three months during the rest of the year. This is a nice short one so hopefully shouldn’t take too long to read, and I’m looking forward to it as gender-swapped stories are something I usually quite like.
5. Where Dreams Descend-Janella Angeles
I meant to read this in March but I just wasn’t feeling it due to my slump and I really didn’t want that to influence my opinions on the book as it genuinely does sound like something I’ll like when I’m in the right mood, so I’m hoping that will happen over the summer. This is another one of my TBR challenge books that got pushed to the wayside because it took me so long to get through The Unbound.
6. The Last Magician-Lisa Maxwell
This is meant to be my #RockMyTBR book for next month, we will see if I actually get around to it then or not, as I’ve been so behind on all my reading this year! I wasn’t a massive fan of the last Lisa Maxwell book I read, Unhooked, but this sounds far more my kind of thing: heists and historical New York with magic? Yes please!
7. This Poison Heart-Kalynn Bayron
I have this on Netgalley and I’m really looking forward to reading it, I really enjoyed Bayron’s last book, Cinderella Is Dead and this one sounds just as good, it’s set in a creepy old mansion with plant magic and family secrets and LGBTQ+ representation. I can’t wait to read it.
8. Witchshadow-Susan Dennard
I read all of the first three books in the Witchlands series last year, so naturally I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series. It’s Iseult’s book as well which I imagine will be really interesting as there are a lot of secrets about Iseult still to uncover. This is another Netgalley one, I went on a bit of requesting spree earlier in the year which I’m kind of regretting now.
9. Six Crimson Cranes-Elizabeth Lim
Another result of my Netgalley requesting spree. I wasn’t a massive fan of Spin The Dawn, but I thought I’d give this new book of Elizabeth Lim’s a try because I always like finding unique fairytale retellings and plus, the cover is so gorgeous!
10. The Fair Botanists-Sara Sheridan
The final of my Netgalley request spree books that I need to read over the summer. This one certainly sounds very unique, it’s a historical fiction set in 1822 and surrounds this really rare plant that only flowers once every few decades. Honestly the blurb doesn’t say much more than that, but I love historical fiction that centres women so that’s all I really needed to know.
So that’s my Summer TBR, I don’t know how much of this I will get through given my continuing reading slump but I’m hoping I’ll get through at least a few of them! What’s on your Summer TBR? Have you read any of these (of the ones that are already out)? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, the theme is meant to be Bookish Wishes, but honestly I’ve already pre-ordered most of the books I want for this year, so I think I’m going to change up the topic and talk about Books I Most Recently Added To My Bookshelves as I’ve bought quite a few exciting books lately!