Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Books on My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:

Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

There are many wonderful books awaiting me on my bookshelf and Kindle, however here are ten books, ordered alphabetically, I am looking forward to reading this summer, as part of my 10 Books of Summer challenge:

  1. Cold Fire by Dean Koontz – A mystery recommended by my dad that will be perfect for my What’s in a Name 2019 reading challenge.
  2. The Dragon’s Blade: The Last Guardian by Michael R. Miller – After reading Veiled Intentions, I look forward to finishing this fantasy trilogy.
  3. Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott – Looking forward to seeing how Aunt Jo and her boys progress from Alcott’s Little Men.
  4. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory – After loving The Red Queen, I look forward to continuing Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series.
  5. The Moor by Laurie R. King – I think it is high time to read more from King’s Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series.
  6. Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien – Sadly I have fallen behind with O’Brien’s newest historical fiction, this is the next one up for me.
  7. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett – The next book I have, chronologically, from Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series.
  8. River Rising by John A. Heldt – After finishing Heldt’s American Journey series, I look forward to this, the first book in his Carson Chronicles series.
  9. Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris – I am hoping for another refreshing, re-imagining of the Norse Gods and legends, like in The Gospel of Loki.
  10. Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans – A Christian non-fiction that was highly recommended to me by a fellow blogger.

Have you read any of my choices? What books are on your summer TBR? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Books on My Summer TBR

  1. Hallo, Hallo,..

    I never had the chance to read Little Men or Jo’s Boys – however, I streamed the adaptation “Little Men” via Hallmark Movies Now (an app via Roku) this Spring/early Summer and I was most impressed with what I found inside it!! It only lasted two years but ooh my gosh! Loved the story and the characters; towards the mid point of season two you can tell they must have realised they were being cancelled as some of the characters either a) moved off show or b) didn’t get the ending I hoped they would as they were messing with the story-lines a bit too much. Prior to that? It was solid. I really didn’t want to ‘let it go’ but thankfully I started to stream “Chesapeake Shores” soon after and found a new family and series to soak inside.

    One day I’d love to read all the stories – from Little Women into these stories which follow it. I am part of #TheClassicsClub but would you think I could honestly read some classics? Aye. I keep trying to inspire myself into them.. which is why I’m planning to read some Jane Austen for Austen in August and finally finish Jane Eyre and some after canon stories this September… hoping at that point, I can pick up more classics as I have a list of ones that interest me but I keep getting distracted away from them. *le sigh*

    The Mary Russell series is also on my TBR — I’ve been putting off reading it for years… I’m hoping to put a dent in that as well! As I’m doing the #BeatTheBacklist reading challenge? We’ll see!! I only had the chance to read the first book and loved it dearly — this is like in 2009!?

    For my TTT this week, I was talking about #MyYASummer and digging into more Fantasy whilst looking forward to binge reading INSPY this July.

    Hope you’ll find some favourite reads off your list!!

    1. Hello Jorie, thank you for stopping by and commenting – it is always lovely to hear from a new face 🙂 I am currently on my second Classic Club list and I didn’t think I would ever finish my first list! But I did and I did it by having a list with a good mixture of bigger literary works and lighter children’s and fantasy classics to give me a break. Maybe this might help you too?

      I haven’t heard of a TV adaptation of Little Men but it sounds like it was enjoyable, even if felt like it came to an abrupt end. I put Little Men and Jo’s Boys on my second Classics Club list after loving Little Women as part of my first list. I also highly recommend reading Jane Austen’s wonderful novels, although I am wrong the person to ask about Jane Eyre, as I wasn’t a huge fan which I know is controversial for many! And I hope you have chance to read more of Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, as I found them easy-going, nostalgic reads.

      Thank you for linking in your own TTT post – I look forward to seeing what Young Adult reads are on your summer TBR 😀

    1. Lydia, I hope you are able to try Jo’s Boys soon. Also thank you for linking in your own TTT post – I look forward to seeing what is on your summer TBR. 🙂

  2. I await your review of Runemarks. I think I even own a copy but that author has wowed me and let me down, so I will let you be the judge! This week I will finally read the final Harry Potter volume and that will for sure count as a top 10 read of the summer. Happy reading!

  3. I’ve read numbers 1, 4, and 10.

    Sadly, Rachel Held Evans died earlier this year. She has a Wiki page if you’d like to know more.

    1. I have a feeling Kelly that it might have been you that recommended Rachel Held Evans’ Searching For Sunday. I am very sorry to hear she has passed away.

  4. I have read Jo’s Boys many times. It’s a nice ending to the series. However, Little Women will always be my favorite. I can do with or without the other two.

    1. Nish, I have now started reading Jo’s Boys and so far it has been lovely. I hope you are able to read it soon. Thank you for linking in your own TTT post – I look forward to seeing what’s on your summer TBR. 🙂

  5. I’ve read only one book by Anne O’Brien. The writing style was a little bland but the story about Joan of Kent made up for that. Any recommendations for other titles?

    1. Ah yes Karen, O’Brien’s novel The Shadow Queen about Joan of Kent was the last one I read. I have also read and enjoyed The Forbidden Queen, The King’s Sister and The Queen’s Choice.

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