Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Top Ten Tuesday | My Summer TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!


This week's theme is a freebie, so I'm going to share my summer TBR with you!



The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson: I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley which I still haven't read because I've been saving it for the summer months - I think it sounds lovely.

Summer Days & Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins: I really enjoyed My True Love Gave to Me, so I'm looking forward to diving into this summery anthology!

Diving Belles by Lucy Wood: My family and I are off to Cornwall in the last week of July. and I'm planning to take Diving Belles with me; this is a short story collection in which all of the stories have been inspired by Cornish folklore, making it the perfect book to take on holiday with me!

The Muse by Jessie Burton: I loved The Miniaturist so, naturally, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Burton's second novel at the end of this month.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: I'm pretty sure Beauty Queens was on my summer TBR last year too, but I still haven't got around to reading it - it sounds like a great read for the summer, and I'm looking forward to some tongue-in-cheek, feminist fun!



The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger: I finally read Soulless this month and had so much fun with it that I'm planning to read the rest of the series, and I'd love to get all of the books under my belt over the summer.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: As it's Charlotte Brontë's bicentenary this year, it only seems right to re-read her most famous novel. I love Jane Eyre but it's been quite a while since I read it, so I'd love to read it again this summer.

Which books made your list this week?

34 comments:

  1. I am too much a mood reader to have a definite summer TBR m, but I do have Beauty Queens on my TBR to be read eventually!! Enjoy these :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm very much a mood reader, too, but I like compiling seasonal lists and seeing how many books I can get under my belt. ^_^

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  2. This looks like a really fun list for summer! I love the sound of Parasol Protectorate and Diving Belles. Hope you enjoy reading all these!
    My TTT

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  3. Summer Days and Summer Nights IT'S SO GOOD, so much better than My True Love Gave to me! You'll love it :D

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    1. I'm glad to hear it's good! Hopefully I'll read it soon. :)

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  4. Hope you enjoy your summer reading!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-63/

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  5. Looks like a lot of light, fun reading :) Perfect summer choices. My TTT

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  6. I haven't read any of these, though I have heard great things about the Parasol Protectorate series. A friend of mine insists I would love them, even though they aren't in a genre I read. Maybe I'll put them on my summer reading list as well! Great list :)

    My TTT.

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    1. I really enjoyed Soulless! I think it's a great series if you're in the mood for something fun and easy to breeze through. :)

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  7. The parasol protectorate books look fun :) If you're going to Cornwall I'd say give 'Poldark' a try too, but looks like you've enough to be getting on with! Great list :)

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  8. Happy reading to you!! Enjoy your summer 'tbr' books!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-week-things-i.html

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  9. Diving Belles sounds like one that I need to read, too! I reviewed Beauty Queens a few years ago and found it to be really hilarious. Have fun reading all these books!

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping I'll really like Beauty Queens when I get to it.

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  10. I picked up Soulless the other day from the library, I am about three quarters through it and I am loving it so far it such a fun read. Going to have to go back soon and hope they have the second book. Hope you enjoy them.

    -Hills of Books

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    1. It's so much fun, isn't it? I hope your library has the other books! :)

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  11. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Summer Before the War as it is on my Goodreads TBR! I really need to pick up Carriger, but I'm not sure where the best place to start with her is.
    Enjoy your summer reads!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

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    1. Thanks Mallory! Hopefully I'll have The Summer Before the War read and reviewed soon. I was a complete stranger to Carriger before I read Soulless, so I think Soulless is a pretty good place to start. :)

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  12. I loved Beauty Queens. I listened to the audio and really enjoyed it, I would just pay attention to the footnotes, because they are important at the end of the book.

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  13. Oh, what a fun list! I adored the Parasol Protectorate series. I hope you enjoy all of it!

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  14. YES. I also want to read Beauty Queens and The Parasol Protectorate :D I hope you get to all of the books on your Summer tbr shelf my friend ♥

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  15. Beauty Queens is hilarious! Happy reading!

    Check out my TTT.

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  16. Nice TBR! I love Jane Eyre and I am due for a re-read soon as well. Beauty Queens looks funny. I hope you love all these!

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  17. I VERY much want to read Summer Days! And I LOVE the covers of The Muse and The Summer Before the War- I think I would read both just for the pretty covers hahah. Hope you enjoy all of these!!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I think there are lots of pretty book covers around this year. :)

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