Summer TBR

Selective Focus of Starfish Between Shells on Seashore

Well, this was supposed to be a Top Ten Tuesday topic but I didn’t get this out on time so it’s just going to be a separate post otherwise half the summer will be gone! In summer, I reach for contemporaries, as most people do I’m sure, but I also reach for mysteries and thrillers. Agatha Christie is a go-to for me, but I have a few books I picked up to get to.

There’s going to be ten books on this TBR because it’s a sensible number for a three month TBR for me… no, it’s not. I like the numbers five and ten and that’s the only reason.

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June Wrap Up

Wow, this was not a good month for reading or for readathons. I didn’t read as much as I would normally and I forgot about the two readathons I was looking forward to the most, not to mention being late for the readalong (though I did get to the book in the end). Real life involved a job interview and a job offer, which is great, but my attention was definitely on that.

However, there were a lot of books I loved this month.

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July TBR

So this TBR is a little late but I was actually trying to catch up on my reading and reviews at the end of June in preparation for July Camp Nanowrimo. There are a lot of things going on in July and I’m hoping to focus on all of them but reading is going to be third on my priority list, below Camp Nanowrimo and my new job.

August is the month of the N.E.W.Ts readathon where I have a list of nineteen books to read before the end of the month. Considering my luck with TBRs, I’m hoping to save a lot of my shorter books for that readathon and so I’m putting some longer books on this month’s TBR.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron PostThe night Cameron Post’s parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that, hours earlier, she’d been kissing a girl.

Now living with her conservative aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in and becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor.

Desperate to ‘correct’ her niece, Cameron’s aunt takes drastic action.

Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true self – even if she’s not completely sure who that is.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the WorldWhen a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

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Fantasy Journeyathon

This readathon is a new readathon based on fantasy places and it’s a choose your own reading challenges readathon. Each place corresponds with a challenge and apparently the book which the location came from could be read for that challenge. So, the Hogwarts challenge which is ‘magical school’ could be fulfilled by Harry Potter. That is such a cool detail.

This readathon runs from the 21st to the 30th June and the announcement post is here.


  • New Beijing – Read a Sci-Fi Book
  • Sheol 1 – Read a Dystopian Book
  • Kalyazin – Read a book with Blood on the Cover OR Read a book with a Red Cover
  • Medora – Read a book with the ‘Chosen One’ Trope
  • Emberfall – Read a Retelling/Reimagining
  • Dustwalk – Read a book about a Rebellion
  • New Reynes – Read a book that has a Card Suit on the cover (Heart, Spade, Diamond or Club)
  • Ellingham Academy – Read a Mystery Book
  • The Shire – Read a book that is at least 10 years old
  • The Ice Court – Read a book following ‘Criminals’
  • Fennbirn – Read a book with Multiple POV
  • Cabeswater – Read a book that involves a King
  • Hogwarts – Read a book that is set in a Magical School

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