#TopTenTuesday: My Summer 2019 TBR!

We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is: Books On My Summer 2019 TBR. YAY! I love these types of list and coincidentally, I’m also doing the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge so this post is going to be fairly painless to write 😂 (lucky for me since my brain still isn’t at 100% capacity after last week’s insanity)!

Since I live on a tropical island it’s basically summer all year round, but this time of the year is actually the nicest time to visit Bali (FYI for any travel lovers out there), as it’s winter in Australia and we get nice cool winds coming up to temper the blazing heat of the southern sun! When I think of summer reads I picture something along the lines of “lighter” contemporary fiction, romantic comedies, and even some thrillers; although I’m not averse to “heavier” reads either. I’m sharing a question that I asked in my GR summer reading challenge post: What months make up summer for you? It’s fun to see what everyone says because it’s quite different worldwide. I’ve always thought of summer as June – August! Anyway, without further ado, here are some of the books I hope to tackle in the coming summer months that we have left!

The Flatshare Beth O’Leary. I’ll be reading this for the GR challenge prompt: In the friend zone: Read a book that a friend has recommended. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about this one, although still mostly positive. It honestly sounds like something I’ll love though (I have a feeling it’ll tug on my heartstrings), so I’m really keen to finally read it!

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. Ok, so this one isn’t really a “light summer read” but it’s one of my most anticipated ones of this year! It’s still not out in Asia, and I don’t know when it’ll ever be, so when I won a giveaway last month, I didn’t hesitate to request it! It finally arrived in the mail two weeks ago and with work and other book ‘obligations’ (i.e. ARCs and book club reads) I haven’t got around to it. SOON THOUGH 😍

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I’ve been looking forward to this book for a while and it’s been on my TBR for some time too. I’ve heard many rave about it, and it’s on my pride month reading list, but unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get to it before June ends. So, summer it is!

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves. This has been a little hyped on bookstagram, but there’s something about this book that I feel like I’ll love–probably because it will rip my heart to shreds and I’m a crier and a total sucker for pain (Kidding! Sort of).

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. Doesn’t this cover just scream summer? And also death, and possibly death in the water? But definitely summer vibes!

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas. I started reading a bit of this the other day when I was lounging around on my couch and feeling too lazy to go into the bedroom to grab my current read. Not only did the blurb pull me in but what I read so far has me intrigued!

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This duo won me over with the Illuminae Files and honestly, I’m not expecting any different with this one. I’m ready for my feelings to get sucker punched–BRING IT ON!

More than Words by Jill Santopolo. Aside from being unable to take my eyes off the cover of this book, the blurb sounds like something that I’ll really enjoy. I’ve never read any Jill Santopolo before, but I’ve heard good things from quite a few people!

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith. I adore this cover, the story sounds really sweet/cute, and it’s not a very thick book, which makes it perfect for light pool/beachside reading!

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I’ll be reading this as a group/buddy read in July and I’m also reading it for one of the summer reading challenge prompts: Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit. So, I’m lowkey obsessed with Alaska and I have no idea when that obsession started. But yeah, I want to go there. Definitely a bucket list location!

What are some of the books on your summer TBR?! If you’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post for today’s prompt, leave your link in the comments below and let’s have a chat 🙂

25 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday: My Summer 2019 TBR!

  1. Summer all year round sounds great but also I don’t know if I could manage the heat for that long. Funny how you enjoy light reads in summer while I’m completely the opposite with my dark thriller reads. Good luck with the tbr and happy reading!


  2. These all look great! I just bought The Cheerleaders yesterday so hopefully we’ll both enjoy it! I’ve been tempted to put Miracle Creek ok my TBR too – it sounds quite intense but intriguing! 😊💛


  3. Neither MIRACLE CREEK nor THE GREAT ALONE is a light summer read, but they’re both interesting. MIRACLE CREEK is really sad. THE GREAT ALONE is too but it’s got more hopefulness to it. I loved it, while I only liked MIRACLE CREEK. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of both.

    Growing up in Washington State, USA, I always thought of summer as June – August since that’s when it was hot and I was out of school. In Arizona, it’s hot most of they year, so I tend to think of summer as May – November, even though my kids are only out of school from May – early August.

    Happy TTT!


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    • Oh definitely, I don’t think they’re light reads either but I’m still excited to get to them soon! I’ve heard so much about both of them, especially Miracle Creek and if I had to predict what I’d rate it I’d definitely say 5-stars!

      I went to international schools and I guess we also followed American school holidays because our summer was June-August! But in Bali, it’s hot all year round so it’s always summer lol thanks so much for stopping by my blog 🙂


      • Ugh, I’ll gladly trade. I’ll send our cold weather to Bali and trade for a moderate climate. I think that sounds fair. xD I melt if it gets too hot (it’s not the heat so much as the humidity that we get here), but I freeze and get cold really easily. So I basically only like fall and spring haha. I need somewhere that’s fall all year round.

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        • It gets pretty humid in Bali too during the rainy season (which is basically half the year)! I like the cold coz you can always add more layers but when it’s too hot, you can’t exactly walk around naked (well, not unless you wanna get arrested or something)! 😂Haha finding a place that’s fall weather year round would be ace!

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  4. Here in Canada, July and August are summer break for students and teachers.

    We can have summer-like weather in June, too, but it can also be cold and rainy like it was this year. 🙂

    My TTT.

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    • Oh nice! That’s interesting to know. I think it’s a little similar to European summer, as that’s when a lot of French and Dutch tourists come to Bali! Hope you have a nice warm summer this year 🙂


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