It’s time for my Summer TBR!
Before diving into my summer goals, I want to take a look back at my Spring TBR and see how much progress I’ve made.
- ⌛ Book of Night
- ⌛ Screams from the Dark (in progress)
- ⌛ Book Lovers
- ❌ Hands Down (removed from TBR)
- ❌ Drag Me Up (removed from TBR)
- ➡️ House of Earth and Blood (delayed)
- ✅ The Taking of Jake Livingston ❌ DNF ❌
- ✅ Queen of Teeth (set aside for another time)
- ✅ Grown ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- ⌛ This is How You Lose the Time War
I’m not even sure how to figure up a completion percentage for this one, because I allowed myself to do something I normally don’t do and outright removed books from my TBR based on my mood. I removed Hands Down because I didn’t enjoy The Wall of Winnipeg and Me enough to read this, removed Drag Me Up because I wasn’t in the mood for a Hades/Persephone romance retelling right now (unpopular opinion, maybe, but I’m really getting a little burnt out on Hades/Persephone retellings), and I delayed House of Earth and Blood because Caro and I are going to buddy read it later this year! I also set aside Queen of Teeth because I was having a hard time getting into it.
I’m currently reading Book of Night, Screams from the Dark, Book Lovers, and This is How You Lose the Time War, though I’m hoping to actually finish those last 2 by the time this post goes live!
I really liked putting some TBR jar picks into my Spring TBR, so I decided to do that again with my Summer list! The rest of these are buddy/group reads and review copies, aside from one mood read.
🌻 Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales // Kiersten White → TBR jar → I’ve never read any of Kiersten White’s MG books before, but this is supposed to be horror/humor and I’m excited. I love silly, creepy MG books.
🌻 Hammers On Bone // Cassandra Khaw → TBR jar → I LOVE everything I’ve read by Cass so far and I’m excited to finally start this series!
🌻 What Moves the Dead // T. Kingfisher → TBR jar + review copy → I loved T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones and I love the Poe story this is based on, The Fall of the House of Usher, so I already know I’m prioritizing this one.
🌻 Black Tide // K.C. Jones → review copy → This sounds super creepy from the reviews I’ve read and it sounds like a good summer horror read since it’s based around water!
🌻 Frightmares // Eva V. Gibson → review copy → I looooved Eva V. Gibson’s debut Together We Caught Fire, but that was contemporary and I’m VERY excited to see her take on horror!
🌻 #thighgap // Chandler Morrison → review copy → I’ve never read anything by this author but a bunch of my friends LOVE his book and I’m excited to read this! I think it might be extreme horror.
🌻 House of Earth and Blood // Sarah J. Maas → 2022 TBR + buddy read with Caro → Finally starting this series and SO hyped to buddy read it with Caro!
🌻 Strangers // Michaelbrent Collings → TBR & Beyond group read → I’ve been meaning to read a lot of this author’s books so I’m looking forward to this. I think it involves a home invasion, which is a horror theme I’m really into lately!
🌻 The Haunting of Leigh Harker // Darcy Coates → TBR & Beyond group read → I haven’t read any Darcy Coates books in way too long. I always love her “cozy horror” vibes!
🌻 Kill River // Cameron Roubique → mood read → I’ve been meaning to read this every single summer for YEARS and I’m determined to do it this year!
What’s on your Summer TBR? If you’ve made a post or video about it, please feel free to drop a link below – I’d love to see it! ♥
— destiny ♥