Showing posts with label summer tbr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer tbr. Show all posts

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?

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?