Top Ten Tuesday : Summer 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 :

Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

Okay, in my particular neck of the woods Summer runs from June 21st until September 22nd – yes, I looked those dates up and I literally cannot believe they are so specific!  But, having found them out I feel like I should stick to those dates.  So, this week is going to be more than 10 books – because I have quite a few books on my plate this Summer that I’m excited to share that fall in between these dates.  Here goes, all titles linked to Goodreads so you can check out the synopsis:


  1. The Witness for the Dead (The Goblin Emperor #2) by Katherine Addison



  1. The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd
  2. The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley
  3. Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey
  4. The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry
  5. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  6. The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente
  7. The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  8. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan


  1. Mrs Rochester’s Ghost by Lindsay Marcott
  2. Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce
  3. The Infernal Riddle of Thomas Peach by Jas Treadwell
  4. I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver
  5. The Women of Troy by Pat Barker
  6. My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
  7. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith


  1. Mastermind by Andrew Mayne


On top of this I will be continuing with my two buddy reads and also reading more of my SPFBO books – details to be revealed at the start of each month.

Are you looking forward to any of these?  What plans do you have for Summer reading?


20 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Summer reading”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    So many of these are on my list. Master Mind seems like a good summer read, I’m saving it for when I need a good pick me up! Also need to read Final Girl Support Group and The Retreat, both which I think I’ll do in audio. Then there’s the epic fantasy like Empire’s Ruin and She Who Became the Sun…I’m going to have to space those out 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      We have such a lot of good books to look forward to this summer. I’m really looking forward to all of these.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Greg

    I feel like there are probably some amazing books coming up but I haven’t been up on releases. I’ll probably get lots of ideas this week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that’s definitely a possibility with TTT – I always find my tbr increases.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    When I saw Triflers Need Not Apply, I finally figured out it’s In the Garden of Spite, with a name change! (I was excited at first because I thought she had a new book out) Great list, I am excited for a lot of these.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I was so puzzled by the different name, and I ‘ve noticed it a few times recently, for example the Laura Purcell book.
      Lynn 😀

  4. justonemorepaige

    Oh I definitely have my eye on She Who Became the Sun!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It seems to be receiving very positive reviews which is encouraging.
      Lynn 😀

  5. confessionsofayareader

    Great TBR! I just preordered The Final Girl Support Group, so I hope to read that one, too.

  6. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    I’m so excited for The WItness for the Dead — I’m rereading The Goblin Emperor right now, and loving it all over again. Enjoy your summer reads!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you’ve managed to pick it up and loved it? I read the Goblin Emperor fairly recently – I must have been one of the last people to read it! – so basically it was still quite fresh. The two are quite different.
      Lynn 😀

  7. evelynreads1

    Oh I also really want to read She Who Became the Sun!

    My list!

  8. Peyton @ wordwilderness

    Witness for the Dead and She Who Became the Sun are both on my TBR! I’m hoping I love Witness for the Dead as much as I loved The Goblin Emperor.

    From what I’ve heard of She Who Became the Sun, it’s going to be a heartbreaker. Can’t wait (:

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed Witness for the Dead – I found it quite different from the Goblin Emperor so will be interested to see what you make of it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    Good luck and happy reading with this extensive list, as well as your buddy reads and SPFBO books. I am again taking part in 10 Books of Summer 😎

    • @lynnsbooks

      Good luck with your summer reads Jessica – I look forward to reading your reviews.
      Lynn 😀

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