[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Books on my Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is all about books – sometimes non bookish things – and a top 10 list. It was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works:

That Artsy Reader Girl assigns each Tuesday a topic and then I have to post my top ten(or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list that fits that topic. This week’s topic is:

I recently published an article about my Vacation TBR; the books I want to take with me on Holiday in July. But aside from the books I want to read during my holiday, there are lots more I also want to read this summer.

My holiday/vacation TBR is mostly focused on books written by RARE authors (authors who’ll attend the RARE event I’m going to in London upcoming September) so there is lots of other books and authors I want to read this summer as well.

I’m glad this week’s TTT subject was about Summer TBR in general, so that I could talk about those other books I hope to read in the next couple of months, as well.

𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚃𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚢 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚊𝚗𝚐
(𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙺𝚒𝚜𝚜 𝚀𝚞𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝 #𝟸)

The Kiss Quotient was one of my favorite romance reads in 2018 so of course I had to pre-order the next book by this author. I cannot wait to see if it’s just as fun to read as the first one. A perfect one, to me at least, to read during the summer!


Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙴𝚡𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚃𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚜: 𝚁𝙴𝙱𝙴𝙻 𝚋𝚢 𝚂.𝙼. 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚜𝚘𝚗
(𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙴𝚡𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚃𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚜 #𝟹)

When I read the first book in this series I was so hooked. It’s a combination of Hunger Games and Jurassic Parc. I thought the sequel was okay, just a fun read you know? I had remarks on some things but overall there are elements presents that I really love as well! I’m curious to see how the story is going to end! 

𝚂𝚈𝙽𝙾𝙿𝚂𝙸𝚂 – 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝟷 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other…

𝙳𝙴𝚅𝟷𝙰𝚃𝟹 𝚋𝚢 𝙹𝚊𝚢 𝙺𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚏𝚏
(𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎𝚕𝟷𝚔𝟹 #𝟸)

LifeL1k3 was such a terrific read so of course I just had to pre-order the sequel as well. I received my hardcover copy this morning – and it’s so frigging stunning btw – and hope to read it soon! The plan is to definitely read it this summer. I’m so excited to see how the story continues!

𝚂𝚈𝙽𝙾𝙿𝚂𝙸𝚂 – 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝟷 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜

On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.

But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.

𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙾𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚃𝚛𝚎𝚎
𝚋𝚢 𝚂𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚊 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚗

I kept hearing such good things about this book and since it has a lot of elements present that I love to read about, I couldn’t resist putting it on my wishlist. My hubby bought it for me earlier this month. I hope to get around to read it this summer so I can find out for myself why everyone loves it so much.


A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚢 𝙻𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒 𝚃𝚊𝚢𝚕𝚘𝚛
(𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚛 #𝟷)

I should be ashamed of myself for still not having read this book. Just sigh… I really hope the summer of ’19 is going to be the one in which I’ll finish reading Strange the Dreamer haha.


The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝙺𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚍𝚘𝚖 𝚋𝚢 𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝚕. 𝙹𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚎𝚗
(𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝙺𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚍𝚘𝚖 #𝟷)

I’ve been devouring Danielle’s books lately. Ever since coming across her Malediction books I’ve been looking forward to read new stuff by this author. I’m almost done with the Malediction books and I’ve read Dark Shores as well, her latest ya release. When I saw she was publishing the Bridge Kingdom I got so excited, seeing it’s an adult fantasy! Cannot wait to see what she’s done with this story. So frigging excited! This is definitely one I’m going to read as soon as my copy arrives.


What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.

But as she infiltrates her new home – a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas – and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore.

Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?

𝙾𝚗𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝙼𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚘𝚗
𝚋𝚢 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 𝙺𝚎𝚕𝚔

This Chick-lit has been on my shelves for quite a while. I’ve been meaning to pick it up sooner but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I love reading chick-lits from time to time and especially in the summer. So I really hope I get around to finally read this one!


Everyone wants that special someone….

Annie Higgins has given up on love: she’s too busy trying to get her tiny business off the ground. Infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job, Annie accepts their crazy challenge – to make a random stranger Instagram-famous in just thirty days.

And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media, as her target, Annie’s determined to win the bet – whether Sam likes it or not.

But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the thirty days are out, Annie has to make a decision about what’s really important…

Funny, real and heart-meltingly romantic, Annie and Sam’s story is My Fair Ladyfor the social media age – and the perfect feel-good read.

𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚡 𝚄𝚗𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝙳𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚗
(𝙵𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗 𝙴𝚖𝚙𝚒𝚛𝚎 #𝟷)

Everything I’ve read so far by this author was amazing and I am really excited to read this first book in her latest series. It looks so promising. I’ve had it on my shelves since October when I brought it back home with me from London. I really hope I finally get around to reading it soon!


A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Todaybestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman. Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different.

Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion–and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will risk everything to return to the Empire–and burn once more.

𝙼𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝙰𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝚋𝚢 𝙲𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝙳𝚛𝚊𝚔𝚎
(𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝚃𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚜 #𝟸)

The sequel to the Mermaid Trials is almost there. I loved the first book so so much when reading it back in July 2018 and I’ve been aching to get my hands on the sequel ever since. It releases on August 1st and I really hope I’m able to buy and read it in August as well. Can’t wait to see how the story continues! 

𝚂𝚈𝙽𝙾𝙿𝚂𝙸𝚂 – 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝟷 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜

Losing is dangerous. Winning means everything.
Katriana has been waiting for this moment her entire life.

Once a century, the Royals hold the Trials. Every Mer of a certain age must participate. The contests are brutal. Survival is not guaranteed. But for the victors, the prize is unimaginable.

They are allowed to walk on land.

She is forced to work for her evil stepmother, while ignoring the taunts of her spoiled half-sister. She’s desperate to escape. So desperate, she begins the Trials without armor, or even a helmet.

Not one to give up, Katriana gives the Trials all she is worth, even catching the eye of a mysterious benefactorwho is more than he seems.

How much will she sacrifice to become one of the elite? And if she does win, will she be able to halt mankind’s destruction of the sea?

𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝙱𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚋𝚢 𝙻𝚎𝚡𝚒 𝙲. 𝙵𝚘𝚜𝚜
(𝙱𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝙰𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 #𝟷)

Everything I’ve read by this author has been amazing. Her PNR books have all made their way to my favorites list and I really hope to get around to reading the books by her this summer that I haven’t read yet. Chastely Bitten is a dark PNR and I really cannot wait to see how Lexi combines her fantastic writing skills in a PNR world with a dark romance. So excited!


Once upon a time, humankind ruled the world while lycans and vampires lived in secret.
This is no longer that time. 

It is my duty to obey, to give my body and blood to a vampire master until he no longer has use for me.

There is no escape.
Nowhere to run.
Follow the rules or die.
I don’t want to die.

Twenty-two years of conditioning has crafted the perfect poison–a weapon my enemies won’t see coming. I’ll break her, train her, and use her to take down everyone who stands in my way.

She’s alluring.
She’s perfect.
And she’s mine.

Welcome to the future where the superior bloodlines make the rules.
Proceed at your own risk.

I am so excited to read all of these books. I wish I could read 10 books at once haha. There’ll definitely be other books that’ll come in between my and this summer TBR but in the end it doesn’t really matter what I pick up since I only always buy books that I’m really excited to read, so we’ll see what I’ll end up reading in the end.

𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚞𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛 𝚃𝙱𝚁?

Thanks for reading and I love to hear from you!



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