I don’t have the best track record with TBR lists. My inner rebel often deviates whenever I even try to set one. On top of that, my reading game has seriously been slacking for the past couple of years. I like to think of this summer tbr list as a motivator to remind myself of all the wonderful book I own and really should get to reading.
1. Muse of Nightmare by Laini Taylor: I recently finished Strange the Dreamer and was so captivated by this world that I am itching to get my hands on Muse of Nightmare. The ending of Strange the Dreamer was so brutal and I have no way to know how it can possibly resolve itself.
2. Golden Son by Pierce Brown: I’m still so very ashamed of myself for not finishing this series sooner. It’s been so long since I read Golden Son, I feel I have to re-read it again to remind myself of the craziness that went down in this book so I can finally finish this series, which I now realise has turned into a 5+ series.
3. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: Standalone fantasy novels are saviours. Series can be incredibly daunting, especially when you’re not in the mood or don’t have time to commit to them. I really enjoyed Uprooted, and the concept of Spinning Silver sounds incredible.
4. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh: Short story anthologies are brilliant. Admittedly, I usually find I want more from the story after finishing it, but that just goes to show how captivating a short story can be. This anthology has my eye because of its focus on Asian mythology. Most people know I am a fan of mythology in general, but I am not as familiar with Asian folktales as I’d like to be and with a stellar line up of authors contributing to this anthology, I have no doubt that it will be a magical reading experience.
5. The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang: Contemporary novels use to be my go-to in the summer. I adored the coming of age, feel-good summer vibes of contemporary novels. However, I have developed a complicated relationship with contemporary books over the last year, and that mainly boils down to a change of interest. A classic coming of age story can still charm me, but I find that I want to read more contemporary novels focused on people in their 20’s and haven’t settled down yet. I want to read about characters I can relate to at this point in my life. I’ve heard amazing things about The Kiss Quotient, and the premise sounds like such a fun novel with an adorable romance to make my heart all mushy and gooey.
Which books are on your Summer TBR list?