Summer ’24 TBR (and a look back at my spring TBR progress)

June 18, 2024

It’s time for my summer TBR!

For the past year and a half, I’ve been limiting my seasonal TBR lists to 6 books, but I’m kind of missing those longer seasonal TBR lists! I’m going to try going back to 10 choices this season, even though I definitely didn’t succeed at my spring list. It’s all for fun, anyway!

Before diving into my next seasonal goals, I want to take a look back at my Spring TBR and see how much progress I’ve made.

spring ’24 tbr

  1. The Honey Witch
  2. The Spellshop
  3. Mother: Tales of Love and Terror
  4. Legendary
  5. The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors
  6. Drowned Country

As you can see, I made no progress AT ALL on my spring list! 😩 Spring was just a really rough season for me, reading-wise. Not only did I read less than usual, but I found myself not enjoying most of what I picked up as much as I normally would. I’m really hoping this reading slump will leave me soon so I can enjoy my books more this summer!

summer ’24 tbr

As usual, I picked three review copies and three TBR jar picks! Then, to finish off the list, I picked four mood reads.

🌻 The House That Horror Built by Christina Henry → released May 14, 2024

🌻 How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive by Craig DiLouie → released June 18, 2024

🌻 Horror Movie by Paul Tremblay → released June 11, 2024 → I think it’s hilarious that I unintentionally picked three books with such similar titles/themes. 😅

🌻 Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay → What were the odds of me pulling a Tremblay title out of my jar immediately after picking Horror Movie as one of my ARC selections for this list?

🌻 A Soul to Keep by Opal Reyne → I was just thinking a few days ago that I wanted to start this series soon. Perfect timing!

🌻 The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood → I feel like one of the last romance lovers in the world to read this! I loved Bride by AH, so I’m hoping I’ll love this, too.

🌻 Cujo by Stephen King → I wanted some “seasonal” summer horror reads, and this is one I’ve been wanting to check out lately, plus I see it listed on summer horror lists a lot.

🌻 The Troop by Nick Cutter → This is another one I see mentioned as a summer horror read pretty often!

🌻 Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess → I think this has been on one of my past summer lists too, but I’ve never gotten to it even though it sounds super fun!

🌻 The Paleontologist by Luke Dumas → For the 10th book, I looked at my June hauls and picked one that I’m particularly excited to read.

What’s on your Spring TBR?



More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I feel your pain. Sometimes I write such lofty lists of books and then am shocked at how few fo the books I read. I bet that will happen again for summer for me.

    1. Those slumps are the worst. I’ve been noticing this year I’ve not been having as many great reads as normal either. It took forever for my first 5 star read. Hopefully Summer reading will be better for you.

    1. I feel like so many of us have been struggling with reading this year. I’ve read quite a few disappointing debuts (The Honey Witch included) so my summer TBR is full of authors I know I already like.

    1. As a mood reader, I totally don’t do seasonal reading but I do love making these lists! 😂 I hope that the reading slump has left you (or you’re in the process of shaking it off?) and that you enjoy your horror-tastic list of summer reads, Destiny!

    1. Horror movies are definitely a theme these days, lol. I’ve read the first two and I have the Paul Tremblay to read at some point. Good luck!

    1. I love making seasonal TBR lists, but I never take them very seriously. It’s just fun to think about what I might want to read, even if I never actually do it! Looks like you’ve got some spooky reads ahead of you. Enjoy!

      Happy TTT!


    1. Good luck with all of these, Destiny! I just started The Spellshop and I have high hopes for that one!

    1. Wishing you better luck with your summer tbr. A Soul to Keep looks great! & The Paleontologist is so intriguing from its premise and the cover really stands out!

    1. I love that horror movie theme! I’m also in the mood to read more spooky stuff.

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