The Top 5 Books on my Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year. Well I say where’s the Summer TBR week?! This happened last winter too. What gives? I need my seasonal TBRs! There’s a freebie week coming up but I didn’t want to wait until then as the official start of summer is next Monday. On to my rebel ways yet again…

1. The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


I really, really enjoyed The Fixer and need this sequel in my life ASAP.

2. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


The mixed reviews have kept me from buying this book, but the pretty cover keeps tempting me. Now that it’s my next book club read, I’ll be giving into the temptation!

3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


Carry-over from my spring TBR that I want to get to soon.

4. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine


I’ve got this one on hold with the library and I’m curious about it. I saw C.J. Redwine at SE YA Fest and look forward to reading her work.

5. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter


I’m slowly making my way through the Gallagher Girls books and this my next one to read.

I stopped at five because that’s all I can think of at the moment! Weird, right? What happened to my mountain-high TBR? I don’t know, I’m just kind of winging it these days, seeing what calls to me (or is available from the library).

What’s on your summer TBR?

15 Responses to The Top 5 Books on my Summer TBR

  1. The Long Game looks intriguing, and I have to admit the cover appeals to me (people running plus that blurb). I don’t read a ton of contemporaries but this one looks good!

    • The Fixer was definitely not a typical contemporary, with a dash of thriller, political intrigue, and no romance (though it hints at possible future romance). I’m expecting great things from The Long Game!

  2. i’m with you with the quarterly TBR lists — I snuck one in a couple weeks ago! I have a Jane Austen book on my Summer TBR too, “Pride and Prejudice.” I’ve never actually read any of her books, despite being obsessed with all the movie versions! And now I’m on a mission to find just the right copy of “P&P.” I thought about maybe getting one of those pretty Penguin Classics, or going to the used bookstore and finding a copy that speaks to me!

    • I read P&P in college when I first became obsessed with the 2005 movie, and then over the next few years as I watched more Austen movies I thought I should make my way through each novel, one book each year, because that’s about all I can handle of her writing style! S&S is actually my last one! All that to say, I get where you’re coming from on loving the movies but waiting to read the books! Also, there are these covers for Austen’s books that they sell at Anthropologie and The Book Depository that I am in love with and pretty sure I’ll have to get all of them eventually! I do have a ebook with all her novels that was free (Project Gutenberg), I have a bound volume of all the novels that a friend gave me, and a separate physical copy of P&P from when I decided to read it and one of S&S from when I decided to read it but didn’t get around to it.

  3. What! Only 5! Hahah that’s okay, I understand when the TBR is huge, but you’re in a mood to read something different from everything on the TBR. I have NOT read The Fixer, but apparently I should read it. All my friends are pressuring me to, so it MUST be good 🙂

    • It’s just that I really have no idea what else I really want to read this summer other than these 5! It’s just going to be whatever strikes my fancy! 🙂

  4. I’m curious the Gallagher Girls series. I’ve thought about starting it but then get distracted by other things. Not that I’m reading anything currently. My summer TBR consists of the The Starbound trilogy (These Broken Stars will be a reread), Illuminae, The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King… and those are the only ones I can remember off the top of my head 🙂

    • I definitely understand the distraction! I haven’t read any of the Starbound books past These Broken Stars, so I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on those. The Gallagher Girl books have been fun so far, and I’m curious to see where they go in the future.

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