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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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!

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    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. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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