Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is technically “Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach” but as I don’t really read what are commonly considered “beach reads” I’ve turned it into my summer TBR.

I’m planning to take a lot of these books with me to my Dad’s in Spain as that’s where I get a lot of my summer reading done. When this post goes live I will have been at my Dad’s for four days, so I may have actually read some of these books already. But now that’s out of the way, here’s the books I’d like to read over the next few months.

Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin
This is a book I bought because of the cover and the title, I mean – how could I not? Besides from that I know very little about it.

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
I started this book when I first got it last year some time, but I only read the first chapter. I couldn’t really get into it but as someone I know recommended it to me I do want to give it another go.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
I got the ARC of this in a subscription box last year. It’s been ages since I’ve read some proper sci-fi and some bloggers I know, and trust really enjoyed it so I think I will probably fly through it.

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Eka Kurniawan
This is a reasonably short book and one I picked up for my Read the World Project.

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
This book is one that’s recently come into my life. I know little about it and how people are rating it, but I do like to read more serious books over the summer, the sunshine makes them a bit easier to stomach in my experience.

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
This is a collection of short stories and a book I will be using for the Around the World Readathon I’m co-hosting in July. (Shameless promotion there but it’s my blog so I’ll do what I want)

Light Years by Kass Morgan
Another sci-fi ARC I received from a subscription box. This book is not released till October but as I plan to read one sci-fi book over the summer, why not add another one to the mix.

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
This, like I Stop Somewhere, sounds like a tough read as it’s about a boy with an abusive mother. But it’s also about friendship and music so hopefully it has a happy ending.

A City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
Another ARC I got from a subscription box! Can you see the theme here? The ARC of A City of Brass is a bit of a chunky one, so I think sitting by my dad’s pool with no plans will be the perfect time to read it.

Secret Son by Laila Lalami
This book is relatively short (less than 300 pages anyway) and is about a boy reconnecting with his criminal father. I think it has the potential to be both sweet and sad which is always a good combination to read over the summer.

What books are you planning on reading this summer?


  1. I Stop Somewhere requires tissues. I raged and cried when I read that book. It’s quite painful, but it’s a story so worth exploring. I hope you have an amazing time in Spain.

    1. I finished A Thousand Perfect Notes earlier today and I can totally get that feeling. It was wonderful but heartbreaking at the same time.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. City of Brass is on my list this week as well! It sounds amazing but it is kind of a big book. Hopefully we both get a chance to get through it this summer (and that it is as fantastic as review suggest)!

  3. A Thousand Perfect Notes sounds good. I’m not sure what I’m going to read yet. I just got Origin from the library, and I have several on the waiting list, but other than that, I’ll probably just read what sounds good at the time.

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