June 28, 2022
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2022 TBR
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Summer 2022 TBR.
With all the books 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. This summer I actually have more light women’s fiction on my TBR than in the past. (I’m also an incorrigible mood reader)
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 2022 reading radar.
And….Happy Winter reading to my friends and followers in the Southern Hemisphere!
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
This is receiving good reviews, so I’m hopeful!
***UPDATE: It was OK. 3.5 Stars.
French Braid by Anne Tyler
Literary Historical Fiction
Tyler’s books are heavily character-driven and I like a little more plot, so we’ll see.
***UPDATE: DNF 50%. Character-Driven is hit or miss for me.
The Impulse Purchase by Veronica Henry
I loved Veronica Henry’s How to Find Love in a Bookshop, so I have high hopes for her recent release.
The Honeymoon Cottage by Lori Foster
Women’s Fiction, Romance
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Ok light read.
The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery
Women’s Fiction, Romance
***UPDATE: 2.5 Stars. Too much open-door romance and crude talk for my taste.
A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connolly
Historical Fiction, Titanic
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Fascinating rescue effort from the Carpathia’s perspective.
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Women’s Fiction, Romance, Nigerian
The adorable title and “own voices” attracts my attention!
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Fun, diverse read.
The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson
Historical Fiction, WW11, Books About Books
A holdover from my Spring TBR. I’m seeing wonderful reviews for this….I’m impatiently holding out for the kindle or paperback format. ***update: e version will not be available until early 2023.
The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
Historical Fiction, New York City
Fiona Davis is known for featuring famous New York City buildings in her books, so I’m curious to read about the one central to this story.
***UPDATE: 3.5 Stars. OK read but not memorable.
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donahue
Prayers of Blessing.
***UPDATE: I’m reading a blessing once in a while but it’s not compelling. Poets may enjoy this more.
What’s on your Summer TBR?
Spring 2022 TBR
Winter 2021/2022 TBR
Fall 2021 TBR
I’m excited about my fourth annual “ONE Great Summer Read” post coming July 7, a collaboration of TWENTY blogging friends each offering one reading recommendation for a not-to-miss-book.
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I love Fiona Davies and Susan Mallery, Carol. Enjoy your summer reads. ❤📚
Thanks Sandy! I usually enjoy F Davis. This will be my first S Mallery.
If you like Anne Tyler, you will love French Braid…it’s Classic Anne Tyler.
I’m hit and miss with her! But I want to give it a try!
May you enjoy all of these books!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-summer-2022-to-read-list/
Thanks Lydia! Happy summer reading!
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? is a fun one. Strong Bridget Jones vibes!
Thanks! Sounds like perfect summer reading!
Nice! I didn’t do a post today, as it would be more or less a repeat of my summer list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/05/26/20-books-of-summer-2022/
So many readers participate in that meme! Happy summer reading!
Yinka, Where Is Your Husband looks so good.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
I’m hoping it’s a perfect summer read!
I hope you enjoy all of these!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-374/
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
No problem 🙂
My daughter was just telling me about Yinka! She really enjoyed it. I do want to read French Braid at some point, and I’d like to check out A Brilliant Night too. I hope you enjoy all of these!
Great to hear about Yinka! Happy summer reading!
I love that comic! LOL. I really don’t read differently in the winter and summer. Like you, I ALWAYS look for books that are engaging, entertaining, and memorable. Speaking of, several of the books on your list are also somewhere on mine. I love that our tastes are so similar 🙂
Happy summer reading Susan!
I hope you get to all of these and enjoy them! I have only read Magnolia Palace. I do want to read Yinka though!
My Top Ten!
Yinka sounds like a fun summer read! 😍📚
Thanks Carol — added to my summer list! And can’t wait for your One Great Summer Read post!
I hope you enjoy each of these when you get the opportunity to read them.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
Thanks Pam! Happy summer reading!
Great list here!
What a great list, Carol. I have read the MaryKay Andrews, Lori Foster, Susan Mallery and Fiona Davis. I enjoyed them all. I have a couple of these others on my TBR and hope to get to them soon. I hope you enjoy whichever ones you are able to fit in.
Thanks Carla! I’m sure I put the Foster book on my TBR because of you!
Possibly, I know I recommended it.
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I liked Homewreckers but it will have too much language for you I think! Check my review ♥️
Oh no! 😬😱😅😂
I think this is the first time I’ve read a novel before you! The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis was a 4-star read for me. It was the first book I’ve read by Fiona Davis, and it won’t be my last.
I just borrowed the audiobook and ebook of The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. It’s an oldie, but I’ve never read it. I thought I would try to to both listen and read because it’s 650 pages long. I’m curious to see how a mixed reading experience goes.
Yay! Happy to hear you enjoyed Magnolia! You might like Lions of Fifth Avenue as well! Shell Seekers is a modern classic I think! Nice to check it off! I think I need a reread because I can’t remember the story!
[…] Find my Summer TBR update here. I’ve read 8/10: one I’m not sure about because I’ve seen mixed reviews and the other one won’t be available for e book until early 2023. […]