Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is ‘books to read by the pool/at the beach’ but I definitely preferred the summer TBR interpretation. I think everyone knows how much I love TBRs so this shouldn’t be a surprise!

I don’t tend to associate genres with seasons but if I had to pick one for summer, it would probably be contemporary/urban fantasy. Anything set in the present time, though a few historical fiction books snuck on here as well!

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Save the Date

Save the DateCharlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

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No River Wide Enough

No River Wide EnoughTwo years ago, Chris and his boyfriend escaped the turmoil of the big city to settle in a small town at the US-Canada border. Eager to settle into forever, Chris bought the Frontier Café and Bakery. A year later, his boyfriend dumps him, leaving Chris the only gay man in town and resigned to a life of romantic solitude and baked goods. 

Hank is a loner who’s spent the last ten years travelling through the country for his job as a water plant engineer. Deeply closeted, he’s extremely careful about the men he meets. Like the rivers he studies during his travels, he flows fast through the land, never slowing down enough to be caught.

In town only for a few weeks on a water treatment facility project, he’s intent on getting the job done and returning home out west to take care of his father. But when he sets eyes on the local ginger baker standing behind a table full of decadent desserts, the temptation is too much to resist.

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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.

This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget.

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Library-a-thon Wrap Up

Library-a-thon is finished and surprisingly enough, I actually managed to get to some of my library books and, even more astonishing, they were books on my TBR. Of course I did get confused with the dates so I thought the readathon was still running yesterday (Sunday) so we’re still counting them.

This readathon ran from the 3rd June to the 9th June (though I accidentally did it to the 10th) and I read five library books for this challenge. As always, all covers link to Goodreads.

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Read-O-Rama Round 10


This is another round of the Read-O-Rama which runs from the 9th June to the 15th June (Saturday to Friday). There’s no particular theme for this readathon but it does have several interesting challenges!



  • Read a book with R A M A in title/author name.
  • Read an Underrated Book
  • Read a book with Mental Health Rep.
  • Read a Host’s Book Pick
  • Read a book with Flowers on it
  • Read a book by an author from your state or country.

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June TBR

This TBR is a little late and will probably be a lot shorter still than a lot of my other TBRs. June is going to be a busy month for me, in between beta-reading, reading for the Goodreads Tower Team challenge (far more complicated than I was expecting), writing my original fiction as well as editing the material I already have. I didn’t enjoy April Camp Nanowrimo as much as I normally do so I have some ideas about making the July one so much better for me (linked here on my writing blog). And then I’ve got my work and volunteering to get to as well.

I’ll have to be very, very organised which isn’t a thing I’m normally that good at. So small TBR this month!

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