Top Ten Tuesday: Summer reading list


Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to focus on one of my favorite aspects of the season: summer reading! Let’s face it, I’m not outdoorsy at the best of times, but it’s especially true in summer’s heat and humidity. So any activity that allows me to stay indoors, sipping a cold beverage and enjoying the air conditioning, is a good thing in my book (see what I did there?). Here, in no particular order, are 10 books I’m excited to read in the next couple of months. What’s on your summer TBR?

1. J. Kathleen Cheney, The Golden City — This may be cheating a bit because I’m actually reading it now! It’s the first book in a historical fantasy series set in 1902 Portugal, and so far it’s very interesting, although a bit slow to start.

2. Ellis Peters, The Heretic’s Apprentice — It’s been a while since I’ve visited the world of Brother Cadfael!

3. Margaret Rogerson, Sorcery of Thorns — Despite the fact that I haven’t enjoyed much YA fantasy recently, the premise of this one really appeals to me. Apparently it combines magic with a slow-burn romance, and there’s a library!

4. Abby Jimenez, The Friend Zone — I think I read about this romance on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and it sounds like fun!

5. Linda Holmes, Evvie Drake Starts Over — I mentioned this one last week, and I’m super excited to read it when my library hold comes in.

6. Abbi Waxman, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill — Another new release I’m very excited for. The cover alone! *heart eyes*

7. Kristan Higgins, Life and Other Inconveniences — I’m always up for the latest Kristan Higgins release, even though I wish she’d go back to writing straight-up romance rather than “women’s fiction.”

8. Mary Stewart, The Stormy Petrel — Stewart’s books tend to follow the same formula: innocent young woman travels to foreign destination, meets one or more mysterious men, and becomes involved in a dangerous situation. But it’s a formula I really enjoy, so I don’t mind one bit!

9. John Bude, The Cornish Coast Murder — So I actually own two books by John Bude, but I’ve never read anything he’s written! I blame the lovely new British Library Crime Classic editions of vintage mysteries. Time to see if this is an author I want to keep on my shelves.

10. Patricia C. Wrede, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles — I think I read the first book in this series, Dealing with Dragons, as a kid, but I don’t remember a thing about it. But I’m a huge fan of Wrede’s, and I’ve been wanting to read the whole series for a long time. Now is my chance!

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer reading list

  1. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo,…

    I also love Jane Austen, and hope to read more of her stories this August – however, for TTT this week I wanted to announce #MyYASummer plans whilst talking about the Fantasy which is currently interesting me to be reading – either through audio or print; as borrowed through my local libraries.

    Off your list – one book is in my hold queue for the audiobook “Sorcery of Thorns” – which quite a few of us this week put our our list!! I don’t believe I added it yet to mine as I’m doing the #IronTomeAthon this July (adult fantasy readathon) and I don’t even have it yet to listen too — however, it was nice others are finding it as well. I just listened to the sampler via OverDrive and knew it was one I wanted to read.

    Lovely to meet another hibernating reader during the Summer! I live in the volcanic heat and humitity too – it kills me slowly. I feel your pain! I love to knit in the Summer, too and really anything that has me #notoutside and #awayfromtheSUN is an activity that makes me happy! 🙂 I’m actually an outdoorsy person – but in grey skies, drizzly rain and whenever the sun makes scarce use of itself — then I’m out-of-doors! I love walking in nature but this sun pierces your joy with such displeasure, I can’t handle it.

    Hoping you’ll find a lot of favourite reads this Summer!! All best!

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