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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books to Finish Before the End of Summer 2019

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Don’t forget to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl and join the linkup!


Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

I’m tweaking this topic ever so slightly. Instead of just a TBR, these are some books that I hope to have read by the end of this summer. This does include one book that I am already reading at the time of writing this (the Chernow bio) because it’s going to take a while to read it. I will have started (and hopefully even finished) others of these books before this scheduled post goes live. But regardless, I want to have them all read by the 23rd of September, when autumn officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere.

  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  2. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  3. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  4. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  5. Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
  6. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  7. Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
  8. Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  9. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire
  10. A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

Those last four are all October Daye books (#s 6-9). I’m hoping that I’ll keep up with the #ADayeAMonth group on Twitter, which means reading up to book 9 in that series by the end of September.

Do you have reading plans for this summer? Do you bother to make seasonal TBR lists (I usually don’t) or are you more of a spontaneous reader?

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books to Finish Before the End of Summer 2019

  1. Good choices! The Hamilton bio is a chunkster. My husband listened to it and really enjoyed it, but it took a long time to get through. I love The Westing Game, though it’s a little dated at this point. I recommend the audiobook if you can find it.

    One of these days, I will read the Toby Daye books.

    1. Yeah, I’m enjoying the Hamilton bio when I sit down with it, but it’s really intimidating and I have to make myself pick it up. (Which is why I’ve been reading it since March with minimal progress.) I am enjoying it when I read it, though, so hopefully I can focus on that.

      The Toby Daye books are a lot of fun! There are a lot of them, though. Number 13 comes out this year, and there are several more planned after that.

  2. I really gotta pick up some Seanan McGuire books some time in the near future. I always hear such good things about her writing but the timing has never felt right for me to start lol. Enjoy!

    1. Well, the good thing is McGuire has a lot of variety in her books, so maybe that will help with the timing. Several short stories are available for free on her website, too.

  3. Good luck with your list! I am a total mood reader so I don’t really bother with TBRs at all (seasonal or otherwise) I have giant TBR on goodreads but it is really just book that I think sound good, I know I won’t actually ever read most of them, but its nice to keep them as options

    1. I don’t normally bother with time-specific TBRs either, but I really do want to get these books read sooner rather than later, so we’ll see.

  4. Love the Hamilton bio!! Chernow’s Grant bio is excellent as well 🙂 I’ve heard really great things about Umberto Eco’s writing, but I’ve never read any of his work. Eager to see what you think of it!

  5. I haven’t heard of any of these books. It’s always cool when that happens on a TTT post. Hope you like them.

    My TTT.

    1. That’s a lot of fun, I love discovering new books on a TTT! (Though it is also fun when one or two books dominate lists for a given week, it’s neat to see what different people have to say about the same books.)

    1. This is one of those books that I always thought I had read when I was younger, but recently realized I haven’t. I think I got confused because I read The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder so many times.

      1. I loved the Egypt Game too! I thought most kids my age read The Westing Game in school but I was in a different reading class (It wasn’t advanced… it was just not like the other classes for whatever reason) and we didn’t read it so I read it on my own later. (Like middle school/high school or something.)

  6. I’m participating in reading indie fantasy this summer! I picked some indie books that I’ve been wanting to get to. And there is even a giveaway with the facebook group hosting it. Pretty neat. I hope you get to all your Toby books by the end of September! I have the newest one to read and am so excited!! ❤️

    1. Cool, thanks! I want to catch up on the Toby series, I really enjoy the writing and characters.

      I think next year I want to leave my challenge / read-a-longs a lot more open than I have in the past. I see all of these fun themed groups, but I feel like I’ve already over-committed in regards to my reading goals.

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