Top Ten Tuesday : Summertime reading


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Well, predominantly I read the same type of books regardless of the time of year, but, that being said, I do recognise that as the nights close in I tend to opt for more murders/horror and dark urban style reads as oppose to summer when I’m probably more likely to pick up retellings or magic/fantasy books.  With that in mind here are some of my forthcoming books for the next few months:

Feathertide by Beth Cartwright : ‘The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted’


Grave Secrets by Alice James – I couldn’t resist, ‘croquet, romance, vampires and zombies’


Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz – quirky, genre-mashing cyberpunk romance  a high-octane adventure about a grizzled mercenary with machine gun arms who unexpectedly falls in love with a bio-engineered assassin – what’s not to love about all that?


Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings – “half mystery, half fairy tale, all exquisitely rendered and full of teeth.” Flyaway enchants you with the sly, beautiful darkness of Karen Russell and a world utterly its own.


A Chorus of Fire by Brian D Anderson – the second in the epic Sorcerer’s Song trilogy.


The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky – doorways to other worlds, Bodmin Moor, Monsters – I don’t care what time of the year it is I’m reading this one very soon


The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel – tbh, I really don’t know what to expect with this one but – come on, it has ‘hotel’ in the title so it makes me think of vacactions – although I’m sure it has nothing to do with such things!


Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman – every month of the year is a good month to read this author


The Once and Future Witches  by Alix E Harrow – There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.  I can’t wait to read this book.  Wtiches!


My tenth spot is left open for suggestions please ??


16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Summertime reading”

  1. evelynreads1

    Great list!

    My post!

  2. Tammy

    I’m the same, I don’t really read one genre over the summer, but I can see why a lot of these give you summer vibes. The Glass Hotel takes place partially in the summer months, so it definitely counts😁

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The cover for Feathertide is simply gorgeous! 🙂

  4. waytoofantasy

    Love the direction you went with this list! I’ve been interested in Flyaway so I’ll be looking for your thoughts on that one. Enjoy!

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I need to get Grave Secrets – it sounds so much fun. I’m also really looking forward to Automatic Reload.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I saw Grave Secrets and it just really appealed to me. I had to have it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    I have Feathertide, The Doors of Eden and Grave Secrets on my summer reading list, too – I love the look of Flyaway, but I MUST resist! Another suggestion you say – what about The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi? I love the look of this historical fantasy offering – and the cover is to die for…:)

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I know, right? I don’t know that I vary books by season, usually it’s just whatever’s on my TBR that I want to read 😛 Speaking of which, there are SO many here I want to read 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think the only way I vary my books is that during Autumn and Winter I try and read a bit more horror or dark fantasy, scary thrillers, etc.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Ola G

    Flyaway looks great! For a summery read maybe something set on a desert? 😉

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