Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

This week's topic is:  Summer TBR

I still don't really make TBRs because I'm too much of a TBR, and I especially don't have a summer TBR this year because my reading has been so sporadic lately. Because of this, I'm just going to share the books that I currently have waiting for me to read on NetGalley that I'm slowly but surely working through. I will finish them all! (...eventually?) I've actually finished a fair few already that aren't on this list, but they don't come out until the fall so I won't have reviews up for them anytime very soon, but they will be coming!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueThe Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen Trilogy, #2)A Declaration of the Rights of MagiciansWhere Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab: This seems to be one of the most highly anticipated fantasy releases of the fall so I was shocked when I got the email that I was approved for it! I actually got access to it back in March, but I've been trying to wait until it's a little closer to its release to read it--though I might be caving soon!

The Forgotten Kingdom by Signe Pike: This is a sequel to The Lost Queen which I just finally recently got around to reading, so I was excited to be invited to read it!

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry: I'm so behind on reading this one, but I've found myself having a hard time focusing on it because it seems a bit more political/detail-heavy. I'm thinking I might see about getting a copy of this for audio!

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles: And another one I've been holding onto for a while. I've actually been holding onto it because I'm really excited to see how it is and I wanted to read it closer to release when the hype is stronger so I can be a part of it!

Girl, Serpent, ThornThe Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's WildlandsUniverse of Two

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashab: I've actually just started this! So far I am really enjoying it, the writing is beautiful.

The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman: I just featured this last week on a Can't Wait Wednesday and then noticed it had the 'read now' options on NetGalley, and since I apparently have no self-control, I grabbed it! Last I checked it was still 'read now,' so if it's one you're interested in you should go check it out!

Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan: This is a fictionalized story of Charlie Fisk, the man who helped build to the atomic bomb. This is a really interesting area of history that I really haven't read too many historical fiction books about, so I'm really curious about it. I think it will be interesting to explore the morals surrounding his work and I'm curious to see how Kiernan handles that aspect.

Dear ChildGoldilocksMigrations

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann: So the basic setup is this: "A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have a mother to look after them." This seems like a really well-rated thriller, so when the publisher invited me to view it on NetGalley I was excited to accept! I hope to check it out soon (as I've said for all of these books so far...).

Goldilocks by Laura Lam: This is a sci-fi that I'm really excited for. Unfortunately, I haven't really been in the mood for something like this lately because, you know, anxiety, but I'm really hoping to pick it up in the next month.

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy: From what I can tell, this is a story set in the future with extreme climate change where a woman embarks on a journey to track and follow the last flock of birds on earth. This sounds like it's going to be both bleak and hopeful, and it also sounds like it has some more complex points to it, so I'm looking forward to jumping in--though I'm hoping it's not too bleak right now, haha.

Have you heard of or read any of these books? What books are on your summer TBR, real or imaginary?


  1. Universe of Two and Goldilocks are two that are on my TBR! Hope you enjoy all of these!

  2. Great list! I'm really looking forward to Girl, Serpent, Thorn and I like the sound of A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians, too. Happy reading!

  3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue does sound good! Congratulations on getting an ARC for it.

    My TTT .

  4. Girl, Serpent, Thorn was on my list this week too! I'm not getting Where Dreams Descend till September, but I'm super excited to read it. Also so jealous that you got approved for Addie! So lucky :)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/top-ten-tuesday-268/

  5. I am so excited about Addie Larue!! Love V.E. Schwab.


  6. Universe of Two sounds so good.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. Girl, Serpent, Thorn always catches my eye. I love that cover. I hope the story is just as good!

  8. I've got Addie LaRue and When Dreams Descend too, but it will be a few months before I get to them, probably. Looks like you have a fantastic list for summer!

  9. Great list. Here is my TTT