Tuesday 15 June 2021

Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My Summer 2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This Weeks Topic Is...

Books on My Summer 2021 TBR! This is always a fun post to do as it gets me thinking about the books I want to read and which ones I should be prioritising. These are a mixture of physical books that I want to read as well as a few library ones that I need to get to before they need to be returned!
This is the final book by Morgan Matson that I need to read (well, apart from her newest release!) and what's a more perfect time to read a fun romantic contemporary then summer? I've loved all of Matson previous books so I'm hoping I'll have just a positive reaction with this one too. There's dogs so what's not to love?

Birthday by Meredith Russo  

I love the premise for this one. Told over eighteen years specifically on their shared birthday, we follow two people as they grow up. It's also LGBTQ+ with one of the characters identifying as transgender. I'm really looking forward to this one and it's a perfect read for June as it's Pride month!

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff   

I've actually already started this one at the time I'm writing this as 1. I just couldn't wait and 2. there's a few people waiting to borrow this after me from the library so I needed to get it read. The cover was definitely what drew me in here, I love the vintage style of it. It also sounds exceptionally summery being set by the beach and a summer romance as the main plot. 

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith     

I realised that I've been slacking when it comes to my whole 'reading a classic a month' thing I promised myself I would do. (Yeah, that hasn't happened!) So I thought that this one sounded like a perfect summer's day read, also they live in a ruined castle which just sounds like a dream.

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor       

Another coming of age story, are we sensing a theme yet? It's set in the 60's and sounds full of humour and heart and quirkiness. This was an impulse borrow from the library when I knew little about it but I'm excited to get to it in the next few weeks.  

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

I'm a little late to the hype with this one (like I am with every hyped book, I read them years after everyone else!) but I know Daisy Edgar-Jones and Harris Dickinson are going to be in the adaptation of this (I love both of them!) so I knew I had to pick it up soon. It's a well loved book already and the mystery sounds really interesting.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne  

Also incredibly hyped in the romance genre is this enemies to lovers rom-com. I've seen so many people love this book and it's also getting the movie treatment so when I spotted it on sale on Amazon I had to buy it. I'm not a big reader of pure romance so I'm a little worried I won't like this as much as everyone else but I'm gonna give it a go!  

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas 

I love time travel stories and ones that have a murder mystery incorporated into it are right up my street. This sounds very female focused and a great entry into the speculative fiction genre. Very excited to read it as soon as I can squeeze it in!

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin    

This was one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and although I own it, I still haven't managed to pick it up. I do this a lot with books I'm super excited for cause I don't want to be disappointed. It has such an interesting premise and I really, really want to love it so I'm gonna take the plunge and read it this summer. 

The Queen's Rival by Anne O' Brian  

I only just borrowed this from my library a few days ago again on a whim, even though I don't read historical fiction especially about real life royalty very often. It was definitely the cover that drew me in cause it's my favourite kind of cover style with all the illustrations around the title. I'm not sure this is going to be a new favourite but I'm interested to read more about this period of history. 

What books are on your summer 2021 TBR? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Leave a comment or link your own Top Ten Tuesday's for me to check out! Happy Reading!



  1. I'm also hoping to read The City We became this summer. Hope you get to all of these! Happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/books-on-my-summer-2021-tbr/

  2. Birthday sure does sound good!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-summer-2021-tbr/

  3. I loved N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy, so I hope you enjoy The City We Became.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday/ Thank you!

  4. I loved I CAPTURE THE CASTLE when I read it, but it's been a looonnnggg time now. Time for a re-read, I think! I hope you enjoy it.

    Happy TTT!

  5. I hope you enjoy all of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/06/15/top-ten-tuesday-320/

  6. I still need to read Crawdads too - so many books, so little time lol My TTT


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