Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR Hopefuls


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's theme is: Summer TBR/Upcoming Summer Releases

It's been a while since I've been able to participate in a Top Ten Tuesday, so I'm excited to join in this week! This week's topic is actually about our anticipated summer 2023 releases, but I misread the dates and already made an entire post with last week's TTT post about our summer TBR, so... we're going with that, instead!  Plus, most of these are being published this summer, so it's sort of a combination of both topics, right? 😉

As I usually say, I don't typically make TBRs because I'm not great at following them in general. I'm a huge mood reader and also have been moving through things a little more slowly than usual lately, but I do have a pile of ARCs that continues to stack up, so I figured I would share some of those that I'm most excited to get to (hopefully) in the next couple months. (There will also be more than ten...)

Gods of the WyrdwoodThe Sun and the VoidThe Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec

Gods of the Wyrdwood by R.J. Barker - I actually started this one, but was struggling to get into it since it's quite dense. I'm hoping to pick it back up again sometime soon!

The Sun and the Void by Gabriela Romero Lacruz - Currently reading this! I'm really enjoying the world and am curious to see where it'll go. 

The Weaver and the Witch by Genevieve Gornichec - Gornichec's The Witch's Heart was a favorite of mine and I have high hopes that this is going t be just as beautifully written. 

Herc by Phoenicia Rogerson - A Hercules story!? I'm genuinely surprised there haven't been more in recent years, but I do feel like Greek retellings have been focused on women more so maybe that's why? Regardless, I'm so keen to start reading this one.

The Jasad HeirThe Phoenix Kingcover image My Name Is IrisBlack River Orchard by Chuck Wendig

The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem - I think this sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to get started on it. 

The Phoenix King by Aparna Verma - I've been hearing a lot of great things about this book, so I'm excited to check it out. 

My Name is Iris by Brando Skyhorse - This is a literary dystopian novel that sounds right up my alley. 

Black River Orchard by Chuck Wendig - I'm currently reading this and not loving it as much as I expected to, but it's still very classic Chuck Wendig and full of creepiness and atmosphere. 

Camp DamascusThe Bell in the FogThe Witches at the End of the World - Iversen, Chelseabook cover of Last Night at the Hollywood CanteenThe Sinister Secrets of Singe by Sean Ferrell

Camp Damascus by Chuck Wendig - I've been holding onto this ARC for a while to read during summer, and now summer is here so I better get to it. 

The Bell in the Fog by Lev AC Rosen - I loved The Lavender House and cannot wait to revisit these characters!

The Witches at the End of the World by Chelsea Iversen - I don't actually know all that much about this one, but it sounds really interesting.

Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen by Sarah James - I've been in desperate need of more historical fiction lately, so I'd love to get to this one sometime soon!

The Sinister Secrets of Singe by Sean Ferrell - I've also been in desperate need of more middle grade. I'm currently reading this as well and it has been much-needed and so much fun. 

And a few that I need to catch up on...

The Blighted StarsTo Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill BlackgooseThe Archive Undying

The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O'Keefe

To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon

Have you read any of these/do you plan on reading any of these? What books are on your summer TBR?


  1. I love that cover on Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen!

  2. Camp Damascus sounds good!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.


  3. I might need to add a couple to my list! Thanks! http://www.ihopeyoudanceinlife.com/2023/06/most-anticipated-books-releasing-during.html

  4. I hope you get to read and love all of these!

  5. Nice list--most are new to me which is something I really enjoy about TTT

  6. Some great looking books here. I hope Wyrd Wood picks up I'm kinda wanting to try that one

  7. LAST NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN sounds good to me, too. I hope we both enjoy it!

    Happy TTT!

  8. I hope you enjoy all of these! I've added The Sun and The Void to my TBR (that cover is so pretty) and Herc as well because it sounds great!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/06/27/top-ten-tuesday-426/

  9. I just got a copy of The Blighted Stars so I need to catch up! And I ended up loving Gods of the Wyrdwood😁