Summer TBR – Eight Books I Want To Read This Summer!

Although we are now well into the summer months, I have yet to actually set myself a solid TBR for what I want to read during this season.  So, despite how late this is, I thought that today I would share some of the books I hope to read during what remains of the summer.  I don’t expect to get to all of these by any means, and can definitely see myself diverting from this list at some points as well, but for the most part I would really like to at least knock a few books off this list, especially as I now have a lot more time to read than I have in previous months.

So, here are the eight books I want to read this summer!

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Time travelling ships and mysteries is definitely something I strangely begin to crave in the summer now after reading The Girl From Everywhere, and so I would love to be able to pick up this book at some point during the next few weeks or so.  Although I haven’t read The Darkest Minds yet (don’t worry, I am planning on reading it before the movie adaptation!), I am in love with this synopsis, and so can not wait to see what Alexandra Bracken’s writing and storytelling is like in this duology.

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Yes, I do know that it is summer, but that does not mean that my fantasy craving entirely goes away!  I adore the sound of this standalone fantasy that follows Leif and Ciara as they join forces to try and safe their kingdom and their world, especially because it is inspired by Norse and Celtic mythology which I feel I do not dive into enough.  I also do not have to wait for the next book to come out in the series, and so hopefully I will not be left with tons of questions and can instead just enjoy this story that is entirely wrapped up in this one book.

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Despite my desire to read Beyond A Darkened Shore, if I’m ever in the mood for a fantasy in the summer, I tend to go for ones with a more desert setting or hot climate over the medieval-inspired ones with castles.  So, this one seems like the perfect book to fit that criteria, as we see Amani, a gifted gunslinger finally escape her backward town with Jin, a foreign fugitive who will show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.

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This historical fiction is quite a bit out of my comfort zone, so summer seemed like the perfect time for me to dive into it without loads of other things going on to distract me from this story.  The focus on swimming in this novel, with Catherine an avid swimmer, also really appeals to me when the weather is warmer outside, and so I would love to finally get to this book soon.

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It feels like absolutely everyone read this book last summer, but for whatever reason I never actually got around to picking this one up for myself.  So, I am determined to finally pick up this story about Dimple and Rishi, as not only does it sound like such a cute contemporary, but it is also set against a summer program, and so now seems like the perfect time to read this and discover what all the hype is about!

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I am determined that this summer will finally be the summer that I start this extremely well loved series that I have been excited to start ever since reading Throne of Glass.  The only reason I have yet to pick this up is because I tend to take a longer time reading Sarah J. Maas’ books, and so as much as I want to dive into this book, I am constantly putting it off because I know it will take up more time than other books.  However, I now have about four weeks off with absolutely nothing I need to do, and so it seems like there could be no better time to start this book at last.

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I bought this book a few years ago because I felt like reading a cute, fluffy contemporary for the summer time.  And yet, here I am years later having still not read this book.  So, now that the summer is finally upon us once again, I determined to finally pick up this book that is perfect for this time of year so that next summer it is not still sitting collecting dust on my shelf.

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Finally, this is another set against the backdrop of a summer camp, and so it seems wrong to not pick this up during this time of year.  I love the sound of this story, especially because it will hopefully be a little more emotional and thought-provoking than some of the other contemporaries I hope to read this summer.  I have also heard some amazing things about this book, so I am desperate to read it for myself, hopefully very soon!


What books are you planning on reading this summer?  What’s one book you are desperate to read over the next few months?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?



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