I’m pretty sure that I do a post like this one at least once a year and NEVER stick to it. I know that the one I posted for this previous winter was just abysmal… But y’all, I’m gonna stick to it this time around! I have been doing really well so far in 2019 of sticking to books that I’ve posted on my TBRs. This summer TBR is going to be the time where I actually read all of the books on this list. It’s time I kick my own ass into gear and get it done. I have a good mix of backlisted books and newer releases planned and I’m really excited to get started. Fingers crossed, everyone!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I pre-ordered this gorgeous behemoth of a novel, and yet I still haven’t picked it up. However, I feel like this will be a really good book to pick up over the summer. I can see myself reading this one over a lazy weekend when it’s storming outside…
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
I always enjoy a good historical fiction story and this one sounds like a sweet read, perfect for the summer. I also plan to use it for one of my POPSUGAR reading prompts, so I’ve got a double reason for needing to pick it up this summer. I haven’t really heard much about this one which makes it even more exciting to pick up!
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I already know that I’m finally going to read this book, as I have it up next on my TBR for May. This book has been sitting on my shelf for the last 4 years and I’ve let it get pushed aside in favor of less intimidating books. But no more! This classic is finally getting picked up… Bring. It. On.
Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1) by Mary E. Pearson
I absolutely loved the previous trilogy set in the same world and so as soon as this one was announced, I knew I had to read it. I’ve heard some good things about this book and so I’m ready to experience it for myself. I really hope the hype is real for this one!
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Another classic that I plan to finally read this summer. Who doesn’t enjoy epic family stories complete with romance in a historical setting? Raise your hand if that speaks to you as much as it speaks to me! It really helps that everyone seems to love the miniseries based on this book, so I’m sure I’ll be watching that too at some point after I finish this. If you’ve read this one, please verify!
Defy the Fates (Constellation, #3) by Claudia Gray
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I’m quite ready for this series to end.. But I know that the queen of sci-fi will do this finale justice and I can’t wait to see what kind of epic stuff she has in store for us.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I absolutely adored her debut novel, An Enchantment of Ravens, so I have been anxiously awaiting her follow up novel. And it’s almost here! I don’t think I’ll be able to wait to pick this one up. It’ll arrive and immediately go into my grabby little hands!
The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
I originally got this book from Book of the Month Club back when it first came out. I waited until after my dad read it first to get his opinion on it, as Soule was a comic book writer and I was unsure how he would translate to a full novel. However, dad enjoyed it and so now it’s time for me to give it a shot.
Finale (Caraval, #3) by Stephanie Garber
Now y’all know that one of my more anticipated releases isn’t going to get pushed aside for anything! As is the case with Sorcery of Thorns, this final book in such an engrossing trilogy is going to be read as soon as it shows up on my doorstep!
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
My blogging bestie, Britt @ Geronimo Reads, as been raving about this book ever since she first read it. When I saw it on BookOutlet, I knew I had to get it and see what all the fuss is about for myself. I have high hopes for this one because I’ve been needing a creepy story in my life.
Are there any specific books that you plan to read over the summer? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? If so, what did you think of them?
5 thoughts on “My Summer Must-Read TBR”
The Thorn Birds! After you read it watch Richard Chamberlain in the tv version but skip the stupid “Missing Years” thing–it was awful. I read and reviewed Summer Before the War too. I’ll be interested to read your review of it.
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I definitely plan to watch the miniseries when I finish it. Everyone seems to love it!
I definitely would want to read The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon but I need to get my copy first. 😀 Great list!
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Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂