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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

1. The It Girl by Ruth Ware

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!

4. Dream On by Angie Hockman

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?

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