T10T: Summer TBR

June 26, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s prompt was Series I’ve DNFed, but I couldn’t think of enough that I’m 100% sure I’m not continuing, so I decided it was time to do another seasonal TBR!

In March, I did a Spring TBR for T10T. Out of that list, I read 6, DNFed 1, and didn’t attempt 3. So, I’d call that a 70% success rate – not bad! We’ll come back at the beginning of fall and see how I do with this list!


1. Toil & Trouble — (edited by) Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe
I’ve had this ARC for ages and keep meaning to pick it up, but I have gotten soooo many anthology ARCs over the last few months that I’ve been forcing myself to put it off until close to its release date.
Unreleased, ARC; releases 08.28.18
July TBR

2. Mirage — Somaiya Daud
I’m hearing rave reviews about this one, so I can’t wait to dig into it!
Unreleased, ARC; releases 08.28.18
July TBR

3. Worlds Seen in Passing — (edited by) Irene Gallo
This is another anthology ARC I’ve received, and while I’m very excited about it, it’s BIG, so I’ll be starting this one as soon as I finished Toil & Trouble!
Unreleased, ARC; releases 09.04.18
July/August TBR


4. City of Ghosts — Victoria Schwab
This is the only summer pre-order I have that I know I will be reading as soon as it arrives (unless the ARC gods bless me before then), because I have had this baby pre-ordered since the beginning of the year. One of my favorites taking on MG horror/fantasy? Sign me up!
Unreleased, pre-order; releases 08.28.18
August/September TBR


5. Twilight — Stephenie Meyer
I haven’t read this in eons… y’all have heard me talk about my OG Twihard hipster status enough times that I’ll spare you the story, but I’m a bit apprehensive for this.
Reread/Throwback Event
July/August TBR

6. Eragon — Christopher Paolini
My fiance and I pick out one buddy read every month, and we’ve picked this one for July. We both loved it as kids but never continued the series, so we’re both hoping to read at least the first 2 books this year!
Reread/Throwback Event
July TBR

7. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
Similar to Twilight, I’ll be buddy rereading this with my friend Julie for the throwback event in Life & Lit! I’ve actually read this series 5 or 6 times total, but it’s been a while.
Reread/Throwback Event
July/August TBR


8. Shatter Me — Tahereh Mafi
I know this series gets very mixed reviews, but I think I’m going to like it. This is one of the first things I plan on reading for the throwback event!
Throwback Event
July/August TBR

9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer — Michelle Hodkin
This one, I’m less certain about, but since I own the trilogy, I gotta at least try it!
Throwback Event
July TBR

10. Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead
This one… I honestly have super low expectations for (no offense to any fans – I just don’t read paranormal romance very often), buuuut it’ll probably be fun and quick, if nothing else!
Throwback Event
July/August TBR

Are any of these books on your summer TBR, too?


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  • Reply ChrissiReads June 26, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Love that you’re having a throwback! I hope you love the books you re-read!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Thank you, Chrissi! I’m always a little nervous about rereading old favorites but I’m excited, too. 🙂

  • Reply pcochrun June 26, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I thought Mirage was outstanding.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Aw, great! I feel like I have *only* heard very good reviews for Mirage so far, so I’m really looking forward to it!

  • Reply Brooke Lorren (@Brookelorren) June 26, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I may read Mirage. I read the Hunger Games in both English and Spanish, but I won’t be rereading them for a while, I don’t think.

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall June 26, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I still need to read Eragon at some point! Haha. And I need to start on Mirage soon too! ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:53 am

      I hope you enjoy Eragon if/when you pick it up – and hopefully we will both love Mirage, too!

  • Reply Annemieke June 26, 2018 at 2:14 am

    I have City of Ghosts on pre order too. I can’t wait! I liked the first Mara Dyer book but then never picked up the next one…
    Good luck!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Thank you, love! I seriously can’t wait for City of Ghosts. I’m soooo envious of everyone who got ARCs haha!

  • Reply Ruby's Books June 26, 2018 at 2:34 am

    I really loved Vampire Academy. I was thinking of rereading it this year, but I’ve started rereading the spin-off first, because I haven’t yet read the last two books and it’s been ages since I read the books, I kinda forgot the smaller details. I’m so curious about Mirage! I’m hearing tons of great stuff about it.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:58 am

      That’s such a pain, when you haven’t finished an older series and you don’t remember it well enough to pick up where you left off! That happened to me with the His Dark Materials series when I was younger – I read the first 2 but only remember some of the first and NONE of the second, and I was always too uncommitted to the series to go back and reread and finish it up.

  • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress June 26, 2018 at 3:20 am

    I don’t plan to read Shatter Me and Mara Dyer, but I’m trying to get to Restore Me and The Becoming of Noah Shaw this summer 😀

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 9:59 am

      I’m quite a while off from tackling either of those two, so I’m hoping they’ll both be in paperbacks by the time I’m ready for them so they match the ones I already have, lol! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

  • Reply thebookdutchesses June 26, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Funny, Vampire Academy is on my list of series I don’t plan on finishing haha.
    I can’t wait to read City of Ghosts! Love all of Victoria’s books so definitely want to read that one this summer. My Plain Jane is another sure thing for me, probability even this week 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Haha oh, I’m not sure if it’s a series I will end up continuing unless I just absolutely LOVE the first book, but Vampire Academy is just one of those things that I feel like I’m “out of the loop” for not having read, if that makes sense? It’s silly, I know, but I really do!
      City of Ghosts. <3 Schwab is a goddess, truly, and I want to read everything she ever writes! And I hope you enjoy My Plain Jane! I still need to read My Lady Jane.

      • Reply thebookdutchesses June 27, 2018 at 11:58 am

        Yes, I totally get what you’re saying! I hate feeling out of the loop haha.
        Hope you get to enjoy My Lady Jane soon, I wish I had read it sooner ♥️

  • Reply Kayleigh B (@myendlessshelf) June 26, 2018 at 5:28 am

    I’m slightly terrified of re-reading some of the books I loved years ago i.e Eragon, Twilight and Hunger Games in case I don’t like them anymore. I hope you love them! Here’s my TopTen: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/toptentuesday-series-id-like-to-finish-someday

  • Reply judithcmoore June 26, 2018 at 5:39 am

    This is a pretty epic TBR! I loved Mirage.
    My TTT

  • Reply iloveheartlandx June 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Ah I’m super excited for City of Ghosts!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/top-ten-tuesday-165/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:27 am

      It sounds soooo good! I love spooky MG books anyways, but coming from Schwab, you *know* it’s gonna blow us all out of the water!

      • Reply iloveheartlandx June 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        It does! I actually haven’t really read that many MG of that type, but I’m sure coming from Schwab it will be great.

  • Reply Victoria @ Rocky Reads June 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    This is a great twist on the topic! I haven’t read the Hunger Games in SO long! I hope you enjoy your re-read of it 🙂
    My TTT: https://rockyreads.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/top-ten-tuesday-13/

  • Reply amyriadofbooks June 26, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I’ve found myself rereading a lot of books lately, and enjoying them more the second time around. Case in point: Shatter Me. I reread it so I could read “Restore Me” and I’m really glad I did because I forgot a bunch of stuff! 😛

  • Reply fictionnochaser June 26, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I really loved Vampire Academy, until the final book… Never finished that one.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Did you dislike the final one, or just didn’t get around to finishing it? I’m really bad about forgetting to read series finales, so that’s why I ask haha!

      • Reply fictionnochaser June 27, 2018 at 11:23 am

        I just didn’t pick up the sixth book. I think I just outgrew it in the time between and I wasn’t invested anymore. Maybe someday I will finish, but I doubt it. What finales have you forgotten to read?!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 3:42 pm

          Ohhh, yeah, definitely been there! Oh man, let me think. Okay, there’s Eragon, which I actually never read the 3rd OR 4th books of (in my defense on the 4th one, when *I* first read those books, they were new and were only supposed to be a trilogy!). Animorphs – I never read the last… I want to say 6 books? (I think there are, like… 50 something in the main series) Those are both series I just outright forgot to finish. Of course, now I’m trying to think of more examples and totally blanking, lol! I could give you a list a mile long of series I read the 1st book in, loved, and forgot to continue, though!

          • fictionnochaser June 27, 2018 at 4:01 pm

            I forgot about Animorphs. Best childhood memories 🙂

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm

            It was such a good series! 😀 I loved the little stand-alone spinoffs about Ax, too.

  • Reply Aymee (@asphaltcowgrrl) June 26, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I haven’t quite finished the Vampire Academy series yet, but I do enjoy them.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  • Reply MetalPhantasmReads June 26, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I love your sections on this 😀 I’m curious to see your thoughts on Mirage since it sounds really cool but I haven’t heard a ton of reviews on it yet!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Thank you! 😀 Yeah, I haven’t heard too many yet, either! The ones I have read have all been 4-5 stars, though, so I feel super optimistic!

  • Reply Ainslee, Jest and Hearts June 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve had an ARC of Toil and Trouble for ages too and keep putting it off, I guess I’ll have to get to it soon!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:33 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! I can’t believe how long I’ve been leaving mine sitting on my shelf.

  • Reply Nerd Narration June 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I’m so envious of Mirage. I’ve heard wonderful things and would love to read that soon. Also I can’t wait to hear how your return to Forks will be! 😉

  • Reply CJR The Brit June 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    What a great list! And I’m so jealous you have Toil and Trouble, let me know how it is ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! 😀 I’ll be posting a full recap review as soon as I finish it, which will hopefully be very soon!

  • Reply Girl About Library (@girlabtlibrary) June 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    So fun that you are planning to reread the Twilight and Hunger Games series( serieses? lol). Both of those were books that got me back into reading for pleasure while I was busy reading for school. I think it could be fun but also interesting to see how you react to them now that ten years of reading and life have passed- hope you enjoy it on some level : )

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! 🙂 The Hunger Games hugely helped me get back into reading, too – I had been barely reading anything for a little while before those came out (I think I got into them right after book 2 released) and they sucked me right in! So, fingers crossed!

  • Reply Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts/The Novelistics) June 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    ??? I need to start the second book of Shatter Me, though I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book.
    All of the books you plan on reading during the Throwback Event are ones I’ve read already – I hope you enjoy them! Vampire Academy is one I really enjoyed back then, though not sure if I would if I go back and read it again.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I hope you like the second one better! I hear a lot of people say that they thought the series picked up with that one! 🙂 And thank you <3

  • Reply Arwen McGilvra June 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I hear you about paranormal romance. I like the buddy read idea and I love the Hunger Games.
    My TTT: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-41-abandoned-series/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I’m glad it’s not just me! Sometimes I think maybe I just haven’t read the “right” paranormal romance books. To be fair, I have read VERY FEW books/series in the genre!

  • Reply booksandblends June 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I need to start reading Toil & Trouble and Mirage soon!

  • Reply Keri June 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Omg you got an ARC of Mirage? I’m so jealous! I hope you enjoy it!
    Also I love the organization on your summer TBR!
    If you’re curious, here’s my TTT post from this week:

  • Reply BrunoEdits June 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Toil and trouble is actually on my TBR as well and I’m slightly worried because the only other anthology found its way to the DNF zone.
    City of Ghosts, honestly same. As soon as it comes out, it’s gonna be in my hands. Strange, I have never read anything by Victoria Schwab (V. E. Schwab) and I’m so excited still. The synopsis sounds like something I’d devour instantly.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 27, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Oh no, I hope you enjoy Toil & Trouble more than the other anthology you tried! I am a huge fan of anthologies, always have been, but I can totally see how the format itself is just not going to work for everyone – I have some friends who refuse to touch them because it’s just not their thing. Hopefully you just got a bad apple and will enjoy Toil, though!
      Oh wow! She’s brilliant. I picked up my first book by her last summer and fell in love with her writing voice immediately. I also got to meet her back in April and she was so kind and wonderful. ♥

  • Reply bookgirlsecrets June 28, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews of the Shatter Me series, but I’m thinking about giving it a go this summer. I love your lists of re-reads! I tend not to re-read too much, but your list is reminding me of books I would probably enjoy just as much the second or third time around.
    My TTT: Bookgirl Secrets</a

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you! Hopefully if you pick up Shatter Me, you will like it. I’m crossing my fingers for both of us! 🙂

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  • Reply TeaPartyPrincess July 4, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Good luck!
    I actually loved Vampire Diaries, which surprised me as I didn’t think I’d be a fan.
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  • Reply Sumedha July 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I really liked Shatter Me! Books 1 and 2 were okay but book 3 is my favourite and I reread it very often. I hope you like it as well! Do stick till book 3 though.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 8, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Ooooh, will do! I own the first 3 plus the little novellas that go in between so at least I have them all on hand already. 😀 Thank you!

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