My Summer 2020 TBR

My Summer 2020 TBR

This Friday marks the real first day of summer, and I am not that thrilled about it, in all honesty. I’ve always hated summer and hot weather and if I could afford it (and there wasn’t a global pandemic) I would hop over to the southern hemisphere during their winter just so I could avoid the heat. I live in a house that is over a hundred years old, has a ton of insulation and no air conditioning, so summer is just awful for me.

But anyway, since my hobbies involve staying at home and reading, summer is a great time to switch up what I read because I am totally a seasonal reader. I did actually have this list completely primed and ready to go, but then some things happened involving She-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named and I did some retuning.

jsyk, i won’t be talking about jkr or any of her books on this blog ever again because her “opinions” are vile.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert – What’s better than a queer book? A queer book that features a black protagonist from a blended family and also talks about mental health. I mentioned this book in my Books by Black Authors I Want to Read post, and I’m glad that I bumped it up for the end of Pride Month.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – I’m new to K. Ancrum’s books because I haven’t read her debut novel The Wicker King – even though everyone raves about it (i may read it someday though!) – but I am excited for this one because it is a queer sci-fi story about two butch girls. And we really do need more butch representation everywhere because butch girls have been the butt of a joke for too long.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I read Aurora Rising earlier this year and absolutely adored it, so of course I’m excited to read the next book in the series. I’ve been avoiding reviews (which I always do anyway) so that I don’t have any outside influences, but I have a very good feeling that I’m going to love this one too.

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – I meant to read this book back in October when it came out, but I still haven’t gotten around to it. I even took it on holiday to California with me and the dust jacket got torn a little in my suitcase and it still went unread. But I am entirely determined to finally read it this summer.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – Do you know how long I’ve had this book on my bedside? 503 days. That’s since the day it came out. Why am I like this? I’ll never know.

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – It feels like a million years since I read Forever, but it wasn’t that long ago so hopefully I can remember parts of the main series before picking this one up.

Soldier by Julie Kagawa – This isn’t the best series I’ve ever read but I do like the worldbuilding and lore that Julie Kagawa created for these books. And for once I’m somewhat invested in a love triangle because one of the members of that triangle is a grown-ass adult and I’m not about that.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson – I originally had this book on my Pride Month TBR, but I had to push it back because I was completely unaware that it has a different release date in the UK. So we won’t get this one until the 2nd of July.

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder – I’ve had this book on my shelves for years but never picked it up because I constantly forgot about it to the point that I didn’t even know what it’s even about. I usually reserve summer for contemporary books and I’m getting some summery vibes from the cover.

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey – Yes, I’m finally getting around to reading the book that I sort of named my blog after. This would usually be an October read for me, but I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time so I’m going to read it sooner.

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What’s on your summer TBR? Or your winter TBR if you’re in the southern hemisphere?


  1. June 16, 2020 / 9:09 am

    I like the sound of The Museum of Intangible Things just because of the title.

    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      I’m pretty sure the title is what attracted me to it in the first place 🙂

    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Hopefully we both stick to our TBRs and finally read it! 😀

  2. June 16, 2020 / 2:53 pm

    I hope you enjoy your summer of reading. 🙂

    My TTT .

    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy yours too 🙂

  3. June 16, 2020 / 2:57 pm

    I want to read You Should See Me in a Crown as well. I’m not a big Summer fan either – if I can be in a pool, then I’m good. Otherwise, I’m hot. LOL


    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      I wish I could enjoy pools but the water makes me itchy so I have to settle for suffering 😅

  4. June 16, 2020 / 8:02 pm

    I see so many books I want to read too! I just finished Aurora Rising last night, and I need Aurora Burning asap!
    My TTT

    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:31 pm

      I hope we both enjoy Aurora Burning! 😀

  5. Poinsettia
    June 16, 2020 / 11:55 pm

    I’ve read The Beautiful. I liked it, but not quite as much as I hoped I would. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • Louise
      June 17, 2020 / 12:30 pm

      I’m glad to know you liked it 🙂

  6. June 22, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    I really need to get on K. Ancrum. And I’ve heard so many amazing things about You Should See Me in a Crown.

    • Louise
      July 7, 2020 / 2:05 am

      I’ve heard a lot of great things about You Should See Me in a Crown too and it makes me even more excited to read it 🙂

  7. July 31, 2020 / 1:29 am

    I want to read so many of these! I don’t know why I haven’t read Little & Lion or Aurora Burning yet—both definitely high on my want to read list!

    • Louise
      July 31, 2020 / 1:49 am

      I’m just about to finish Little & Lion and I’m enjoying it so much! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it 😀

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