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Books on Our Summer 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week we will post our Top Ten of the selected theme.

This week’s theme is: Books on Our Summer TBR

I know, summer books to read should be more light-hearted, maybe a bit on the comedic or romantic side while we dream about our summer book boyfriends but sadly I do not have that luxury. Most of my Summer TBR is filled with required readings but I’ve tried to spice it up a little.

by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein isn’t what anyone would deem a summer read, BUT, think about it, the dark, rainy, spooky elements of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is offset by the warmth and sunshine. Sounds like a pretty good combination to me, and a perfect summer read.

Get a Life Chloe Brown
by Talia Hibbert

Of course, I need to mix up my summer reads with a bit more fun, it can’t all be school based. The premise of this romance and cover seem adorable. I actually bought this book at Christmas and it has been sitting on my shelf dying to be read. This seems more of a me summer read to me instead of Christmas, so it’s a perfect addition to my TBR list.

Hemingway at War by Terry Mort book cover

Hemingway At War
by Terry Mort

I recently watched the movie Hemingway and Gellhorn with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen and became very interested in both of their lives. This book just happened to be on sale. Plus there is something about the summer that screams biography for me, maybe it’s the ability to read poolside that even the driest books become entertaining. Either way, it’s a recommended book to read and movie to watch and I’m glad to finally get it off my to be read (TBR) list.

 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. book cover

A Canticle for Leibowitz
by Walter M Miller Jr.

I was supposed to read this book for a class (Apocalyptic Science Fiction) but never got around to it. So I’m going to read it this summer. It’s a story about what we leave behind and how it is interpreted.

Laurie R. King The BeeKeeper's Apprentice book cover

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
by Laurie R. King

This book was an assigned reading that was taken off the list. It’s about a retired Sherlock Holmes, who wouldn’t want to see what the great detective is up to in retirement.

If it wasn’t for my required readings for school my Summer TBR would be a lot more exciting than it currently is. Probably a lot more colourful too.

Hopefully, you can recommend some great summer reads from your TBR lists so I can experience summer in the fall!