Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Another Tuesday, another TTT, yay! Except this one feels like signing a contract with the devil, as we all know how consistent I am with my reading lists. I do have whole three months ahead of me, so I solemnly promise I’ll do my best and try to read these ten books. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by ย That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things. This week’s theme is Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR), and since I don’t really read novels appropriate for the beach, I’ll do the summer TBR instead. God help me.

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


I think it’s high time I continue reading Neil Gaiman’s excellent work, so I’ve bought this at a recent book event and can’t wait to start reading it!

2. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland #2) by Catherynne M. Valente


I was amazed by the first book in this series, which I’ve finished a couple of days ago and I’ll post my review soon, so I frantically ordered the second part before I even finished the first. I predict ordering the third one once I finish the prologue of this one, I’m seriously in love with this series so far.

3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn


I’ve wanted to read Gillian Flynn ever since I watched the movie Gone Girl, but as Sharp Objects is coming out very soon as TV series (with my love Amy Adams in the main role), I’ll start with this one. I have high hopes!

4. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss


This is one of the recent fantasy novels I’ve been so eager to read but never got the time, so I’m starting with that list this summer, as there’s never a better time like now. I’ve read Goss’s magical short stories and loved them, so I expect no less from her in this novel.

5. The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon


*Deep breaths.* I am ready. I feel I’m finally ready to continue this series, and tackle the 1591 page monster that is The Fiery Cross. I adore this series, and Jamie and Claire mean the world to me, but 1591 pages Diana? Seriously? This novel should count as at least four novels for my GR reading challenge.

6. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell


I’ve read some awesome reviews of The Silent Companions, and as a huge fan of Gothic fiction I had to order it right away. After almost two months of waiting, it’s finally on my shelf (FU customs), and I can’t wait to read it.

7. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel


Another mystery I’ve read awesome reviews for, I’ve had it for a long time now, and I’m ready to see what the hype is about!

8. Vicious by V.E. Schwab


Look under #4. Except this is my love Victoria, and I adore her Shades of Magic trilogy, so I really want to read her other adult novel, and I mean before the sequel comes out in September.

9. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


Look under #4 again haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve bought it in December, and I should have obviously read it then, in the snowy atmosphere, but alas, the evil ARCs got in the way, and I don’t want to wait the next winter, so I’ll do it now. I’m aware I’m breaking some secret bookish rules.

10. Beren and Lรบthien by J.R.R. Tolkien


I’ve read the beautiful and sad story of Beren and Lรบthien in The Silmarillion, and I knew I needed more of what is in my opinion the greatest love story in fantasy, especially because of the fact Tolkien based the two characters on him and his wife Edith. I’ve skimmed a bit, and Alan Lee’s illustrations are gorgeous as usual, so I can’t wait to get to it!


There are, of course, more books I want to read in the next three months, including some overdue re-reads, and some ARCs, but these are some of the novels I really want to read and enjoy while I sit in front of my fan, trying not to die of heat. What are you guys planning to read during the summer? I’m guessing most of you will have their summer vacation way before me (probably September), so which books will you bring to the beach?

P.S. The comment-liking spam predators are back, so a friendly reminder NOT to click on their nasty websites. As WordPress can’t do anything about it, the least I can do is warn you.

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

  1. Oh I hate a slump. Sometimes they sneak up on you and it’s such an effort to get out of it! I keep re-starting the same book three times at the moment so it’s doing nothing to help my TBR list!

    Hahaha! Sure, I believe you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Damn those sexy spammers! Here I was thinking they were after my mind!

    Are you really trying to cut down though or are you just saying that? You know, like covering your tracks, hiding the true extent to your addiction? I think you live in a house made solely of books and sleep on a bed made of books. I’m onto you…

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    1. At least they’re sexy, so it’s clear to avoid them. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I am, I promise, I’m trying to cut down, but it’s so hard. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Anyway I won’t live long enough to read that much. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I am not actually, but I am sleeping with my kindle when my boyfriend isn’t here… for comfort. ๐Ÿ˜…

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      1. I feel like a need a temporary pause on books being published just so I can catch up! Or I just take a ‘reading holiday’ and do nothing but read. Actually that does sound good.

        Hahaha! Do you dress the Kindle up like your boyfriend?! That would be new levels!

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        1. Ahaha ohhh I need a reading holiday too. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I actually took one to connect New Year and Christmas, and by Christmas I’d read just several pages, I was in a slump then. From the Crow Garden. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ข

          No Gerry I don’t. ๐Ÿ˜ That would be a level which would require a certain commitment. Between me and the loony-bin. ๐Ÿ˜‚


  3. I wondered why id999990.mysexyself or whatever was liking my comments. I was like ‘cool ok mysexyself’ you go be sexy.

    I love this list! I have The Bear and The Nightingale and The Silent Companions on my TBR and I think I’ll check out The Roanoke Girls and see what that’s about.

    I really enjoyed The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I don’t know why or how but somehow Neil Gaiman made me feel all nostalgic about my childhood but I think it’s because he writes from the perspective of a child so darned well.

    I ended up buying yet more books *silently cries* so my summer TBR is becoming what I call Marina Levels of Unmanageable!

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    1. Ahaha well now you know for when it happens to you, because it will. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Filthy sexy spammers.

      Thanks! I think I’ll definitely love most of these, just need to get to it finally. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m sure I’ll love it too, can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Ahahaha noo don’t you name your tbr after me, other people will notice and it’ll become a trend. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m trying to cut it down, okay, it’s not easy man, I’m an addict. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. READ THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE!!!!!!! Thatโ€™s one of my absolute favorite books! I love love love it! Iโ€™m not even gonna try to make a summer TBR list. Iโ€™ve been on the same book for weeks โ€” feels like Iโ€™ll never finish it ๐Ÿ˜ซ I need something to get me back in a reading mood!

    Side note: Iโ€™ve been getting the spam bots too. UGH what even is the POINT of them ๐Ÿ˜–

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    1. Haha I will, that’s why I bought it. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I agree, you could be in a reading slump, like I was, Evelyn Hardcastle pulled me out of it, and I’ve read 2,5 book since, I’m on the roll. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe take a break with that one and try another one? Or something shorter like a novella/novelette? We have always lived in a castle was excellent, I’ve read it in two sittings ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Ugh I’m so annoyed with those spammers, it’s the second time I’m having them ruin my day. Well the point is for some unfortunate soul to click on their website and then get a virus or smth, don’t know, I never clicked. ๐Ÿ˜€


      1. Wow, nice! Yeah Iโ€™ve thought about taking a break but I just want to finish it! Iโ€™ve only got like 100 pages left ๐Ÿ˜– I might try something shorter afterwards. Those are always good refreshers. Haha I told you it was a good one! Iโ€™m glad you liked it!

        They canโ€™t think that theyโ€™re being sneaky about it. They always have the most obvious scammer names.

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        1. Oh well then try to push it through in two 50 pg sessions. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, there might be some new good stories on Tor, I’ll check there soon too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha noo I loved it, and now I’m afraid to read the rest of Shirley Jackson because then I’ll run out ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

          Yeah, like sexy this or that haha, but who knows, maybe some unfortunates do click on that, yikes. ๐Ÿ˜–


        2. That sounds doable! Haha well she has like a billion short stories, so I don’t think you’ll run out anytime soon! I really want to read more of her short stories. Or her stories in general, haha. She’s so good! Did you post a review? Did I miss that?

          Bhahaaha, right? Ridiculous.

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