Top Ten Books On My Summer 2022 TBR | Top Ten Tuesday
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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Every Tuesday the book community comes together to create a top ten list on a particular topic and we blog hop around and comment on each other’s posts.
This week we’re all sharing our summer TBR’s. Despite having been in a massive reading slump for the past three weeks, this list was surprisingly challenging to narrow down. I have a lot of books in mind for the summer, and I think my reading mojo is slowly returning, so I’m feeling super ambitious and I want to read ALL THE THINGS. Here are my top ten that I managed to pick out, though.
Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR
I’m a massive fan of Ruth Ware’s books. I have been ever since I did a reading challenge a few years ago and I read through her entire backlist in order to figure out which of Ruth Ware’s books is best. I settled on The Turn of the Key, but she has some really solid stories in there. I’m a little nervous about this one since it’s from a new publisher and it’s Ware’s longest book to date, but I have faith that I’m going to love it and it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year!
2. The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
Fantasy readers are LOVING this self published book. I’m planning on reading it in July for the Indie Accords readalong. I don’t own many self pubbed books, but that’s something I would like to change going forward. This sounds like something I would adore. All my friends love it, and apparently it has one of my all time favourite tropes in it. I’ll definitely be reviewing it if I love it!
3. The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur
I’m hoping to do a project on June Hur’s books in which I read through her entire backlist, and this is the one I’m most excited about. It’s an historical mystery about girls who go missing in the same forest in Korea, and someone is investigating. Something about it intrigues me!
I read Hockman’s debut book last year and I gave it five stars. I’m convinced I’m going to love this one too – I actually started it yesterday and I’m liking it a lot already. I’m hoping to finish it by the end of the month, meaning it’ll be my first read for the summer!
5. Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto
This is the sequel to Crown of Feathers, which was a fantasy book that I loved last year. Or maybe the year before? I’m really bad at reading sequels but this is one that I HAVE to get to.
6. Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
See above for my comments about being bad at sequels. I really want to marathon this series this year but I’m not sure I have the energy. It’s a bit long! But I really want more scifi in my life.
7. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
This will be a reread for me because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK. It’s a thriller book about family, set in the Australian outback, and I adore it.
8. Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran
I started this one at the beginning of my Slump of Doom and I was really liking it. It has an excellent first chapter. I think it sounds like a really good indie fantasy book, and I also follow the author on Twitter and I think she’s fantastic.
9. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
This will also be a reread for me because I want to read the sequels (again, SEQUELS!!!) but I want to get sucked back into the world by the first book first. I could read a recap on Recaptains, but I think a reread would be more fun.
10. The Retreat by Sarah Pearse
I really enjoyed this author’s debut when I read it earlier this year and I want to read another isolated mystery by her. I think there’s going to be an overarching plot to this series, which focuses on one detective who’s getting her life back together. I’m hoping to read this one fairly soon!
What books are at the top of your summer TBR? Do we have any in common? Have you already read any of these? What is your first book of summer (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere) 2022?
I hope you love of all of these books!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-summer-2022-to-read-list/
Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
Nice list! I always enjoy books by Ware and Harper. I’ve been trying to decide if I want to read THE RETREAT or not since I didn’t love the author’s first book. It sounds intriguing, so I’ll probably cave. I hope we both enjoy it!
Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den
I haven’t read Crown of Feathers yet even, let alone the sequel, but I really want to. They sound so good! I’m glad to hear you loved the first one. I really need to read The Fifth Season, too (for the first time, not a reread, but I have the same trouble with sequels!). Hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them!
Here’s my TTT post.
Leah @ Leah’s Books
June Hur’s books are incredible! Enjoy!
Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
I want to read the new Angie Hockman too. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!
Ooh I wanted to read The Sanatorium so I can totally get behind her new one lol. Jane Harper too- that one sounds great!
Leslie @ Books Are The New Black
I have a lot of these on my TBR but Sword of Kaigen is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s amazing!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
I have yet to pick up June Hur, but I’ve heard so many good things about her books. Hope you enjoy all of them. Happy reading!
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
You’ve got a couple of my all time faves in this list! Fifth Season and The Lost Man were SO good. I don’t reread books but if I did, these would make that list! I added the Forest of Stolen Girls to my TBR….sounds so interesting. Thanks for the visit – I look forward to checking back here….looks like we have similar varied tastes.
You have a lot of interesting books on your list. I’ve heard of a couple and they’re on my TBR already, but the other ones that aren’t seem like they’ll be just as fun. I hope you like them all. 😀
Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales
Queen of Coin and Whispers was a big favourite of mine. I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up again. 🙂
I LOVE Heart of Flames and the third book Wings of Shadow! Such a great series. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it 🙂
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
I love the variety in your list. I hope these are all wonderful reads for you. 🙂
Rissi @ Finding Wonderland
Dream On has SUCH a cute cover. I remember seeing that one on a Goodreads list a while back. Looks sweet. Hope you enjoy ALL of these, and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week – apologies for visiting on this week. 🙂
Christine @ Captivated Reading
Wow! You have some great titles, here!
The It Girl–I want this one so badly!