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Top 10 Tuesday June 28th

on June 28, 2022

Hello and welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! It features a different bookish or literary related theme each week and this week we are talking…

Top 10 Books On My Summer Winter TBR

Yes it is unfortunately winter here. It actually “becomes” winter here on the first of June, so it’s actually been winter for a while – both officially and in terms of the weather we’ve been experiencing. We’ve had two things they term a “polar vortex” which is a cold front dragged up from Antarctica, so that’s about as fun as it sounds. It’s already been mid-to-late-July weather in early June which probably doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season. Looks bound to be super cold and super rainy apparently. Which is good for reading!

Before I get into what’s on my TBR for the next couple of months, I’m going to have a look at how many titles I read from my Autumn TBR (I suspect not many as I hardly read anything in May). Looking back I read only 4 of the 10 books I had highlighted as wanting to read which is definitely one of my lower performances! Let’s hope I do better with this one.

Elektra by Jennifer Saint

I loved Ariadne so I am super keen to read this. I’ve actually tried to buy it twice recently and wasn’t able to find it so I’m going to just have to give up and order it online.

Daughter Of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

I currently have this out from my local library – I had it requested for months but I must’ve been quite far down the list as it only came in about two weeks ago. I’ll actually have to read this one pretty quickly as I won’t be able to renew it as I’m sure there will be lots more people waiting.

Gild by Raven Kennedy

I’d never heard of this until recently but apparently the first 3 books have caused a bit of a storm. I’ve seen it everywhere since then so I thought I’d give the first one a go (not committing to the series until after I’ve read this lol) and see if I like it.

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

I saw this the other day – the ebook comes out today I think?! But the paperback doesn’t come out until November which is a bit disappointing. Anyway this sounds so fun – another book that contains a writing/editing plot and also, someone is dead? I really want some books just like this one at the moment.

Book Of Night by Holly Black

I preordered this so I’ve had it since it came out…..which is like a month and a half? Nearly two months? But I haven’t read it yet and I keep hearing that people are pretty disappointed with it. People who loved The Folk of the Air series (which I did), who expected to love this. There’s so many that they’re kind of hard to ignore, even though I know you shouldn’t worry too much about what other people thought or let it put you off. But it did mean that this went from something I’d read the moment it arrived to something that is still sitting on my TBR shelf.

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I’ve seen this a lot of places recently and it looks very fun. Definitely something I think I would like.

You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

I just ordered this after hearing someone in a podcast I listen to rave about it and also some on BookTube as well. Hopefully I love it!

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Netflix have an adaptation of this one coming next month I think. I haven’t read it in over 11 years so I’d like to refresh my memory before I watch it. And since I last read it I have bought the hardback clothbound version, so gives me an excuse to pull that one off the shelf.

Rule Of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

This is on my 22 in 2022 list that I set for myself and I’m still a bit behind the pace I probably should be on. I really want to get this one read and wrap up this duology.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I read Transcendent Kingdom recently and really enjoyed it. Definitely keen to read this even more now – I already own it and it’s also on my 22 in 2022 list!

These are just 10 of the books I plan to read this winter – have you read any of them? Let me know if I should be prioritising them highly or maybe pushing them down my list a bit!

35 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday June 28th

  1. Some great books here that are going to get straight to my tbr list! Yaa Gyasi is a writer I keep meaning to try!
    This is my summer to-read list.

  2. I read Rule of Wolves at the end of last year and it was good to finish up the Grisha’verse series. I’ve only read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi but I really enjoyed it. Hope you get to these books soon and happy reading!
    My Summer TBR.

    • I have this really bad habit of not reading the last book in a series (I don’t think I like finality lol) so I don’t want to do that with the Grishaverse. Trying to make it a priority!

  3. Emily Jane says:

    A good looking list. I want to read Lessons in Chemistry – fingers crossed I will get it for Christmas!

    Have a great week and I hope that the weather doesn’t get too cold. In the UK we always complain about the weather whether it is hot or cold! At the moment its a bit too hot for me, I prefer warm with a cloudy but bright sky!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

    • My parents are actually currently in the UK on holiday and there was a bit of a heatwave. They were doing a tour on a boat and the guy in charge was warning everyone about the extreme heat and handing out water bottles and stuff and my parents were kind of laughing and he was like what’s wrong, what’s the problem? This is serious! And they were like I’m not sure your heatwave is the same as our heatwave! But Australians are VERY precious about the cold, we can’t handle temperatures that large parts of the northern hemisphere probably find quite mild haha

      • Emily Jane says:

        Yeah, I try to put it into perspective, but I really don’t like the “heat” !!! Haha I will be strolling round in a T-Shirt and cardigan!! Although I do feel the cold too so maybe not!!

  4. It’s winter here in SA as well and the only thing I love about winter, is all the reading time!

    You have a great list of books waiting for you, I also have Lessons in Chemistry and a few other ones here I would like to add to my TBR.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

    • Hey a fellow Southern Hemisphere friend! Winter certainly is really good for reading -some days there’s just no other thing to do except curl up under a blanket with a book and ignore the rest of the world.

  5. masterspj says:

    I hope you stay cozy and enjoy your reads!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  6. So many good ones!! Elektra, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, and You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty are some of my favourite books of the year!

    Homegoing is an all time fave. I think about it all the time!

    • Oh I love to hear this! I’ve actually almost finished Daughter of the Moon Goddess – it’s due back at my library tomorrow so I had to hustle. I have about 80p to go and I’ve really enjoyed it (although I picked the wrong love interest lol).

  7. Aymee says:

    The Book of Night looks really interesting. I hope you enjoy them all.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  8. I really liked Rule of Wolves, so I hope you enjoy it. Daughter of the Moon Goddess looks gorgeous. I will have to check that one out, too. Here is my TTT Summer Reading List.

  9. So many good ones! I loved The Dead Romantics and Elektra. The Book of Night sounds really good too. I hope you enjoy all of these!

  10. So many great titles on your list! I also want to read so many of these but I think I’m most excited for Emezi’s, Tan’s and Garmus’ books 😃 I hope you enjoy whichever books you end up reading!

  11. Some really good book here.I think some of these might make my tbr list soo.

  12. Leah's Books says:

    You’ve got such a great TBR list for winter! I loved Elektra and Rule of Wolves, and we’ve got so much overlap on our TBR lists.

    Here’s my TTT for this week:

  13. So many of these books are on my TBR. I loved Rule of Wolves. Here is my post-

  14. Leslie says:

    There’s so many books that I want to read on this list! Elektra is one I really need to push up. I hope you get to all of these and love them!

    My Top Ten!

  15. Amber says:

    I really want to get involved in the Gild hype! I need to know what everyone is talking about haha.

    Book Trek

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