For those of you who don’t know yet, Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s theme is “Books on my Summer 2020 TBR” and I can’t believe it’s June already! This year has moved so fast, it’s weird to be speaking about Summer TBR but since it’s this week’s subjects, I’ll oblige. Even though I almost never do TBRs lists (I’m actually currently writing an article about this subject, I hope it’ll be finished soon) I hope you’ll enjoy my list.
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
🏷️ Graphic novel, Science-fiction, LGBT, Young Adult
I’ve only recently started reading Graphic Novels, with Orange and Heartstopper, and I liked them so much that I needed to add at least one of them on my Summer TBR. They are so easy to read and can convey many emotions so what’s not to like? Plus it’s LGBT and has a sapphic romance so I definitely HAD to add this book on my list. Also, this graphic novel is available for free online here.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
🏷️ Adult, High Fantasy, LGBT
People keep going on and on about this book, but I can clearly see the hype just reading the synopsis. So far, I was kind of intimidated by the length of this book but since I’m 12 books ahead of schedule (and 10 books away from finishing my 2020 challenge), I have the time this book deserves. I’ve never read about a Queendom and I’m so excited about the concept.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
🏷️ Classic, Romance
I kept postponing this book for so long, and last time I mentioned it in my I Should Have Read That Book Tag my friend Emer hyped me so much that I’m almost certain I’m going to read this book this Summer. It’s been a while since I’ve read a classic anyway and I need 19th-century sass and banter like I need air right now.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
🏷️ Nonfiction, Feminism, Essays
I have to say I never read nonfiction books, but I really feel this one is a must-read. Other than being extra short (50ish pages) and being written by a Nigerian author, as the title states, it speaks about feminism. I want to read this book for my own culture and to educate myself on that topic.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
🏷️ Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult, LGBT
As I’m trying to be diverse, I decided to add a historical fiction in my list. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo won their spot because I keep being said that they are worth the time. Also, I’m not used to historical fiction, and some friends who don’t read HF either told me they have loved this book so it’s encouraging.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
🏷️ Fantasy, Young Adult, Retelling, LGBT
Ever since I saw this book’s cover, I have been compelled and bewitched. I immediately knew I had to read this book as soon as it came out, which is next month, so of course, Girl, Serpent, Thorn is in my Summer TBR list. I also know this book will have a sapphic romance, obviously, I’m even more excited now.
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drew
🏷️ Contemporary, Young Adult, Fiction
Lately, I’ve been eager to re-read A List of Cages, especially after finishing 13 Reasons Why (see my TAG), and I can’t explain why but I swear The Boy Who Steals Houses has the vibes as A List of Cages. This book has been on my TBR for ages and it seems like the perfect time to start it now. It would be my first CG Drew book, but I’ve been following her on Goodreads on a while and I can’t wait to read her book
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
🏷️ Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror
This book looks like a rollercoaster of emotions. Just seeing the top shelves was overwhelming because there were many and it lead me to imagine how all those themes can come together. I’m particularly happy that this book is written by a black author and this black girl on the cover reminds me of Lexa in the 100, who is one of my all-time favourite characters.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
🏷️ Romance, Contemporary, Adult, Fiction, Chick-Lit
This list wouldn’t be complete without a contemporary romance chick-lit book. I’m eager to read this book, it seems like it will have one of my favourite enemies-to-lovers tropes, that’s something to be excited about. I’ve never read this trope in an adult contemporary so I’m curious to discover who it’ll be brought up. It seems like all my friend already read an loved the hell out of this book, so it’s my turn now.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
🏷️ Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBT, Romance
I can’t believe I have to add this book on this list. I’ve been dying to read it for so long that it should be on my ‘read’ shelf already. But things have been wild since last March and they are only starting to settle down now. I’m in love with Marie Rutkoski previous series, and I can’t wait to fall in love with this one as well.
Tell me about the books on your Summer TBR.