{Top Ten Tuesday} Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2019 TBR.

Well, we know I’m not good with setting TBR goals, but there are some that I’m really hoping to read over the next few months. Some I’ve requested on audio at my library, that way I can get through as many books as possible before summer is over. 😀

(I pretty much ignore the 10 book rule these days.)

BOOKS ON MY SUMMER TBR

 

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED TO READ THIS SUMMER?

 

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019.

I went back to look at my list for the first half of the year – you can see the post here – and was pleasantly surprised that I read 11 of the 15 books I listed to be read (I couldn’t pick just 10).

I couldn’t stick with 10 books for this post either! And, I’m way behind on reading the ARC’s I’ve received and can only recommend one of them.

BOOKS I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Outfox by Sandra Brown

A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

 

BOOKS I’VE ALREADY READ AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

 

BOOKS I OWN AND CAN’T WAIT TO READ

   

The Whisper Man by Alex North

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Her Deadly Secrets by Laura Griffin

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor/Heather Webb

 

WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED TO READ the rest of the year?

 

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} 10 Favorite Books From Last 10 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is 10 favorite books from the last 10 years.

This was so hard! Having to narrow down ONE book a year is almost impossible to do. Some years I read so many amazing books that it’s hard to pick an absolute favorite. But I did, minus 2016, where I had to pick 2 books, because they are my two absolute favorite books of all time (It Ends With Us and Making Faces). These are all books that left a lasting impression on me.

 

Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

 

Summer Reading Guides – What are you excited to read this summer?

Last summer, I discovered Modern Mrs. Darcy and her Summer Reading Guide, where she recommends the best books of the summer. And this year, I discovered Sarah’s Book Shelves also publishes her own Summer Reading Guide. Not that I need to add more books to my TBR list, but I was excited to see these lists come out this week! And I was happy to see I’ve already read (and loved) several books on Sarah’s guide, and have many of them waiting on my Kindle (and a few physical copies) to read. Are you excited about any of these books?

Make sure to check out both of their blogs for more recommendations and to download their Summer Reading Guides.

Modern Mrs. Darcy

Sarah’s Book Shelves

 

Books I’ve Already Read

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb (reading now)

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (LOVED)

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth (LOVED)

Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan (LOVED)

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

 

Books on my TBR List (I Own Copies)

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Only Ever Her Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

 

Books on my Audio Hold List

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

The Editor by Steven Rowley

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

How to Be Married by Jo Piazza

Out East by John Glynn

{Top Ten Tuesday} Audio Book Love

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Audio Freebie (Any audio goes: audio books, music, podcasts, you name it.).

I only started listening to audio books again in the past year, and I love them. I listen while I’m running, cleaning, cooking and sometimes when I’m working. It has helped me clear off some of the books that have been on my TBR list for a long time, too. For this week’s TTT, I wanted to share some of my favorite audio books, and some audio books I want to listen to in the future.

 

Favorite Audio Books

Audio Books on my Wish List

I loved listening to The Hate U Give on audio – and I hope On the Come Up is just as good.

I’ve already read Daisy Jones (and loved it), but I keep hearing the audio is fantastic.

When I started listening to audio books again, my first book was a Peter Swanson book, which I really enjoyed.

I really want to read the whole Harry Potter series, but at this rate, I’m wondering if listening to the audio versions would be a more realistic goal for me.

I have loved the 2 nonfiction audio books I recently listened to, so I have Maid on hold from the library. If you have any great nonfiction audio book recommendations, please share!