Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR

I know it’s winter for those of you in the northern hemisphere, but down here in Australia it is summer!! I love summer okay? The heat doesn’t bother me and I really enjoy having the free time. I know a lot of people enjoy reading light and fluffy books in summer but I’m actually the opposite. Considering I have the free time I really enjoy reading more dense books.

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I am getting a bit panicked by how I am going to reach my goodreads goal (because I really want to read 100 books in a year) so it’s nice to have this TBR to look a bit ahead of that. This list will mainly be books I plan to read in my summer holidays while I have more time, probably because I will be getting them for christmas.

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The Red Queen


This book is a monster at over 1000 words and I have had it on my shelf for over 2 years and haven’t read it. I have been rereading the whole series to get ready to read this last book and I am currently still in the 4th book (this is the 7th) but I can’t wait to sit down in my hammock outside with this literal brick and just read it.

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Nightfall and Lodestar

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I have gotten into a habit of rereading the previous book in this series before reading the new one. I haven’t had a chance to read Nightfall yet but it is right at the top of my summer TBR. There is something so summer for me about reading this series. I have gotten the new books for Christmas every year since the second book in the series came out and ahhh I am so excited. I don’t know whether the book after Nightfall will be the last one in the series but if so I will probably do a full reread at the end of next year.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin


I read the first two books in this series last year at around this time and I think it’s about time I read this one! I plan to borrow it from either my school library or one of my friends. Either way I am excited to see how this story ends and what happens to the characters. From what I’ve seen and heard this is quite a large book with more parts of the world explored which I can’t wait to see.

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The Female of the Species


I haven’t read any of Mindy McGinnis’ novels but they sound very interesting and I have heard many people really enjoy them. This is the one I am most interested in and I have been wanting to read it for quite a while. I’ve struggled to find it in any local book shops so I am going to order it in online.

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Mrs Dalloway


For school I have to read Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. Apparently it’s quite a thick read so I plan to get most of it done in the holidays. I don’t really know what it’s about so I am not super excited to read it, but I’m sure I will enjoy parts of it.

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The Dark Prophecy + Ship of the Dead

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I almost always read Rick Riordan’s releases in the summer holidays. It’s just a thing I have done for the past few years, and I think a lot of it is due to them being the sort of books I can sit down one morning, be sucked into, and then finish that day. They’re light and cute and I find them very engaging which makes them perfect for long car rides or days of almost constant reading.

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Graduation Day


I love this dystopian series, and I am super ready to read the third book. I have recently gotten back into dystopian novels and I have to say that the first book in this series blew me away. The second one also managed to be interesting and fast paced so I am excited to see how the trilogy concludes.

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The Midnight Star


It’s been a year and a half since I read the first two books in this trilogy and I really just need to finish it. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time yet, but that’s what the summer holidays are for!

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Illuminae + Gemina

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I feel like 2018 is going to be the year of rereads for me, so to kick that off I want to read the first two books in the illuminae files again. I remember really enjoying them, but it’s been around a year since I read Illuminae and six months since I read Gemina plus the last book in the series comes out early next year so I this it’s now the perfect time to reread these.

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Red Rising Trilogy


To continue the rereads theme, I want to reread the whole of Red Rising in preparation for Iron Gold coming out next year. I couldn’t be bothered to put photos of the whole trilogy up there because who can be bothered to do that?? (husssssh I’m tired) but I really want to reread this series. I loved it, but it’s been forever since I read the first one.

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What books do you want to read in the winter? (*cough* summer *cough*) // Do you plan to reread any books in 2018?

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR

  1. You’re so lucky you don’t feel the summer heat, the sun is killing me right now!
    I haven’t been very caught up with Rick Riordan’s novels either, I haven’t read The Dark Prophecy or The Hammer of Thor. I know they will be great as usual but I still haven’t gotten to them.

    I hope you reach your GR goal!


    1. Yeah I’m pretty lucky that the heat doesn’t bother me! And Rick Riordan’s novels are always great but another reason I read them in the holidays is because I sometimes feel weird carrying them around? You know?

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  2. Ooh these do look like fantastic reads to get stuck into! I hope you enjoy these books when you do get around to them. Enjoy the sun!


  3. I wish it was Summer here as well.. I seriously HATE the cold; can’t help it. Hate snow. Can’t help it.
    I only like this kind of weather when I get to stay inside and don’t have to go out but that’s not going to happen because. Work. [Being a grown-up sucks sometimes? Haha.]

    Hope you love ACOWAR! Although ACOMAF is still my favorite – Rhysand, doh.
    People have been recommending me the Red Rising trilogy but haven’t gotten my hands on it yet. I’ll have to look into it since it’s starting to pop up on a lot of places apparently, haha.

    Loved Illuminae and Gemina! Although they’re monsters of books, I was glad the format allows to get through them a lot quicker than you first think. Can’t wait to get my hands on Obsidio! If only because of the gorgeous covers.. :D

    I’ll probably be rereading Harry Potter [It’s honestly been years since I did that..] and The Raven Cycle next year. I think I had another series on my reread-list for 2018 as well but I’m not sure.. I’d have to check. :’)

    Happy reading! :D

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    1. Ahh I hate the cold too, it isn’t too bad for a while but it just goes on forever. You should totally try Red Rising, I really enjoyed it. I agree with you about Illuminae and Gemini, they are a lot easier to get through than you’d expect. I also plan to reread The Raven Cycle next year, I just love that series.


  4. Yay for summer (glad it’s nice somewhere)! :)

    Graduation Day looks fun (I still love dystopia) and Illuminae/ Gemina- oh my gosh Illuminae was good but I LOVED Gemina. Hope you do too!!

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  5. Oh, I’m jealous that you’re in summer time. Honestly, I could skip straight from autumn to spring. Just not a winter gal.
    I haven’t read The Illuminae Files, and I REALLY, REALLY want to. Hoping to get to those this winter/summer. :-)
    And ACOWAR is pretty epic. Hope you love it.


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