June 15, 2021
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2021 TBR
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2020 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 or serious content 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 a 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.
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. For now, these are the reads that are on my summer 2021 reading radar.
I hope this summer is enabling you to reclaim your normal lives and that lockdowns are easing and COVID numbers are decreasing. Here in California, life is gradually getting back to normal….I’m cautiously optimistic.
Because I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out), I’ve already read a couple of books that I had on my brainstorming TBR list…..including Project Hail Mary. If you haven’t read it yet, put it (the audio version if at all possible!) on your TBR before the movie comes out! ***UPDATE: My review of Project Hail Mary here.
And….Happy Winter reading to my friends and followers in the Southern Hemisphere!
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
(pub date: 8/24/2021)
#17 in the Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series (mystery/detective)
It’s a highlight of my summer to look forward to a new Penny release. Do you have a series installment that you look forward to each year?
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. Good story but not one of my favs of the series.
Asian-American fiction, family drama, adoption
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5). Page-turning and compelling. My review of Sparks Like Stars here.
***UPDATE: 2 Stars DNF at 60%. Goodreads review here.
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. Good but definitely sad.
Dysfunctional family drama (with a nod to Greek Mythology.
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. Well-written but bleak. Not reviewed.
YA contemporary romantic comedy
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Enjoyable and page-turning. Not reviewed.
4 ARCS (advanced reader copy)
***UPDATE: 5 Stars. Checks all my boxes for enjoyable histfic. My review of Radar Girls here. (my fav on this TBR list)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Historical Fiction. Interesting. Full review of Personal Librarian here.
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Light and enjoyable WW11 histfic. My review of Yours Cheerfully here.
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Compelling and page-turning histfic. My review of Forest of Vanishing Stars here.
What’s on your Summer TBR?
I’m excited about my third annual “ONE Great Summer Read” post coming July 9, a collaboration of TWENTY blogging friends each offering one reading recommendation for a not-to-miss-book.
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