Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

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?

41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Summer TBR List

  1. Ahhhh I LOVE Spinning Silver – it’s my favourite book of 2019 so far and now one of my favourite books of all time, it’s such a fantastic novel. I hope you enjoy it! I really liked Muse of Nightmares, too, and The Kiss Quotient is a really fun, quick read. Happy reading!

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    1. That is high praise for Spinning Silver. I can’t wait to read it. I feel like I’m going to have to prepare myself for the emotional rollercoaster Muse of Nightmares will put me through haha.

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    1. I have literally stopped buying books because I need to finish my massive pile of unread books, but my mood is not making it easy haha. Fantasy seems to be my go-to genre these days so hopefully, I can cross Spinning Silver off the list.

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  2. Ahh this is a lovely list, Lois, I hope you’ll get to read The Kiss Quotient soon. I’d love to know what you think of it, I’ve heard SO many great things about it πŸ™‚
    Happy reading ❀ ❀

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    1. The cover is gorgeous and its so interesting to see how mythology helpes to shaped social landscapes in the period they were originally created and how they can be adapted to current times.


  3. I am SO excited to read Spinning Silver! I haven’t read Uprooted, but SS looks really good. A few books on my summer TBR are Bleak House by Charles Dickens, Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, and A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Best of luck with your reading!!

    – Eleanor

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    1. SS sounds like a brilliant fantasy. I’ve only ever read Great Expectations by Dickens but I’ve heard some incredible thibgs about Bleak House. Good luck with your summer tbr and I hope you enjoy the books.


    1. I find I have to be in the right mood for Pierce Brown’s books, but I loved what I read from the series so far and am determined to finish it. Laini Taylor’s writing is art! Simple as that!

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