Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Can you believe it!? We are finally looking towards the BEST. SEASON. EVER! That’s right…it’s nearly SUMMER! Obviously some people are not huge fans, and I realize that it can get incredibly hot and you just want to sit in a cold pool and be done with it, but you have to admit…it is the best time to pick up a book. This week for Top Ten Tuesday we are giving you some of our PERSONAL recommendations for summer reading. These are books you could take anywhere with you to dive into, the ones that just scream carefree summer days. They may also be the kickoff to a series that you should just binge over the next 3 months. Everyone interprets summer reading a bit differently, but here are some of our recommendations for some summer book fun for you!


Scarlet by AC Gaughen | I’ll Meet You There by Heather DemetriosGeekerella by Ashley PostonThe Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons |The Black Mage book 1: First Year by Rachel E Carter | The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee AhdiehMy Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia HandVengeance Road by Erin BowmanThe Princess Bride by William Goldman | Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | The Martian by Andy Weir | Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes | The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor | The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Legend by Marie Lu | With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene B. Sledge | A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

QUESTION: What books would you recommend for some summer reading?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads!

  1. Great list! I loved the Lunar Chronicles, and I recently bought The Wrath and the Dawn. It’s currently sitting on my ever growing TBR list, and clicking through these TTT posts are certainly not shrinking that pile, lol.
    My TTT if you’re interested

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    1. Arika (onceuponabookishnerd)

      Definitely recommend The Star-Touched Queen! It was such an interesting book and I loved the fact it was based off of Indian folklore which I haven’t really delved into before.


    2. Scarlet is one of my all time favorites. I was (and still am) obsessed with the series. It was just a fun Robin Hood retelling that I got super invested in. The Star Touched Queen was beautiful, and I hope you get to read them both soon!

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  2. I love Scarlet so so much and I was very excited when I saw it on your list because I’ve actually never seen it around the blogosphere and I feel like it’s a very underestimated/underrated book! And I actually just finished Shadow and Bone and absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to continue on with the series. I also keep seeing the Princess Bride around all the time but never actually picked it up which is insane. Definitely adding it to my summer TBR! Thanks for sharing your list! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Elena @ Book Lady’s Reviews

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    1. That is a book I am slowly starting to see people talking about, but I just am sitting here trying not to flail too much when talking about Scarlet because it is a favorite series of mine. Ahhhhh the Grisha trilogy just gets better and better. Hope you finish it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Love this post! It looks like we have a lot of books in common; I also rec’d The Wrath & the Dawn, and The Martian and Shadow and Bone are some of my favorite recent reads. (The humor in The Martian is my life, dear Lord.) I actually have to read Salt to the Sea and The Great Gatsby for school, and I’m pretty excited for them! Ooh, I may have to check out A Discovery of Witches. That cover is gorgeous! Other books I’m planning on reading this summer include Note to Self by Connor Franta, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, and Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.

    Ellie | My TTT

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