Top Ten Tuesday – Books on My Summer 2019 TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is actually Books on My Summer 2019 TBR.  As you can tell, I didn’t even try to limit myself to just ten books for this week’s topic since I know I’ll read way more than that this summer.  What I have shared though are a mix of ARCs and backlist books I plan to read in the upcoming months.  I didn’t mention the books for the Iron Throne readalong, but of course, I’ll be continuing that this summer as well.


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Books on My Summer 2019 TBR


1, FINALE by Stephanie Garber

My love for this series really grew with book 2, so I’m very excited to read the final book and see how it all turns out.

Plus, there’s the added bonus of actually completing a series in a timely manner.  That doesn’t happen very often for me, haha.


2, A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer

One of my goals for the year was to finish more of the series that I already have in progress rather than start so many new ones,

but I have to make an exception for Kemmerer’s Beauty and the Beast retelling.


3, THE WICKED KING by Holly Black

Another series I plan to make some progress on before the third book comes out later this year.


4, CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas

I had actually planned to start reading the second book in this series in the spring,

but my mom and sister asked to borrow the first few books and I’ve been waiting to get the second book back from them.


5, LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager

Everyone I know who has read Sager’s latest says it’s great, so this will definitely be my go-to thriller read of the summer.


6. ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane

This is another book that has gotten rave reviews from everyone I know who has read it.

It’s a family drama, which is one of my favorite kinds of reads, so I’m looking forward to diving into it.



Abbi Waxman is one of the authors I plan to try first the first time this year,

and I can’t think of a better first read than a bookish one.



I actually started this one on audio last night and am already in love with it. Hazel is hilarious and Josh is adorable.


9. WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power

I actually enjoyed Lord of the Flies when I had to read it in high school, so I’m very excited to read this retelling.  I also plan to count this one and A Curse So Dark and Lonely towards my Retellings Challenge, which I’m woefully behind in.


10. THE BOOK CHARMER by Karen Hawkins

This is another bookish read I’m excited for this summer. It’s set in a quaint southern town and just sounds like such a beautiful story about friendship.



Another book about friendship that I’m excited to get to this summer.


12. FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah

I won this book in a giveaway a couple of years ago and even though I love Kristin Hannah, I still haven’t managed to make the time to read this one.  It will happen this summer though. I read a few chapters while I was on vacation last week and definitely want to continue.


13. AURORA RISING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I keep telling myself I won’t start this one unless I make it through all of the other series books I have on this TBR.  We’ll see how strong my resolve is, haha.


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What are some books you’re planning to read this summer?  Will we be reading any of the same books?

38 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    The title, Ask Again, Yes, immediately drew my eye because it’s just so odd int he grand scheme of titles for me… and then the blurb just surprised me so with the emotionality of it. Fabulous list Suzanne, but this one has my attention most of all.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really excited for that one too. I read so many great reviews for it that I made it my first Book of the Month club pick.

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I absolutely loved Josh & Hazel! And I bet the audio version is wonderful and that the humor comes across so well that way. The Wicked King was very good… and the ending had me desperate to know what happens next! I think Firefly Lane was the first by Kristin Hannah I ever read and is still a favorite. So, so good!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, the audio version is hilarious. I was trying to listen at work today and had to stop because I kept laughing out loud, lol.

  3. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is so adorable 🙂 I LOVED The Wicked King and can’t wait for book three! Aurora Rising and A Curse So Dark and Lonely are on my TBR too. Happy reading!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really loving Josh & Hazel so far. Glad to hear The Wicked King was a good one for you. I think that’s going to be one of the first from my list that I tackle.

  4. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    Great List! I actually have copies of A Curse So Dark and Lonley and Aurora Rising so I am hoping to get to them soon!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Hopefully we’ll both love them. I love Kemmerer’s books so I can’t even believe I’ve put off A Curse So Dark and Lonely this long.

  5. Alison Flores
    Alison Flores says:

    Great picks! I’m listening to The Assassin’s Blade right now. Then I’ll be moving on to Heir of Fire. I also just finished Legendary today, so I’m hoping to get to Finale soon, too. Hope you enjoy all of these!

  6. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Gosh! I loved Nina Hill so much. I hope you enjoy it too. Josh & Hazel was fabulous too. I need to get to Finale at some point, since I read the other two books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really glad to hear it. I love Kemmerer’s books and really can’t believe it has taken me so long to get to this one.

  7. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
    Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books says:

    Josh and Hazel are on my list too! It needs to be done…

    I really liked Crown of Midnight. I feel like I need to re-read the series before I can read my copy of Kingdom of Ash (as I’ve forgotten so many details!) so I haven’t finished the series yet… Re-reading all those pages (for Maas does like a wordy book!) is a major commitment. :/
    Hope you enjoy them!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Crown of Midnight. I loved the first book but keep putting off the rest of them since they’re so big, lol.

  8. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says:

    I definitely recommend reading ACSDaL—Kemmerer is one of my favorite authors, and she did not disappoint with this one. I really need to get to Aurora Rising as well. In fact, I have lots of books I’ve pre-ordered that I need to get to. Yikes! 🙂

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