June 25, 2019
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2019 TBR
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2019 TBR.
With all the books that are on my radar on a given day, it’s nice to pick out a few for an official TBR. Ten still leaves room for library holds that come in, occasional ARCs, or some mood reading.
One question you may ask is “Are these beach reads?” Many readers have differing opinions of what comprises a beach read: some want light and fluffy, some look for thrillers/suspense/mysteries, some seek out escapist reads, while others like to tackle large tomes during the summer when they have more time. It’s my opinion that any book you read at the beach is a beach read (just like any body at the beach is a beach body). For my summer reads, I look for the types of books I look for all year: memorable, thought-provoking, and unputdownable. Although I’m planning a post in a couple of weeks that feature books I’ve read that might be suitable for a vacation or beach read, it will likely look different from other typical beach reads lists.
For now, these are the reads that are on my summer 2019 reading radar.
Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on this list…..check back often though because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. In no particular order, here is my Summer 2019 TBR list.
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
#15 in the Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series (mystery/detective)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Full Review Here.
A sister pilgrimage to India (contemporary fiction)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Light, zany, engaging, and poignant, Perfect vacation read. Full review here.
A contemporary mystery involving a Chinese immigrant family (Jenna’s Today Show book club pick)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. My review here.
High praise for this WW11 histfic title
I don’t usually read science fiction, but I’m willing to give this a try because of the fabulous reviews #FOMO
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. First part was engaging, but the recurring “loop” in the middle becomes a bit tedious. True scifans fans will love it! (no written review)
Consistently good reviews for these two YA titles (I always like to include one or two YA or MG on my seasonal TBR)
Mastering the art of visiting sounds delightful when I’m in the mood for a quiet, reflective read
***UPDATE: 2.5 Stars. Underwhelmed. Did not meet my expectations. Not yet reviewed.
Another title that’s receiving a lot of buzz #FOMO
***UPDATE: 3.5 Stars (rounded to 4) Well written but lots going on. Full Review Here.
This story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa comes highly recommended by bookstagrammer @whatmeganreads
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Compelling! Full review here.
What’s on your Summer TBR?
June Wrap Up will post on June 30.
Return on Friday for a review of Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I’m also excited about a post coming soon titled “ONE Great Summer Read,” a collaboration of twelve blogging friends each offering one reading recommendation for a not-to-miss-book.
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