Top Ten Tuesdays was created by The Broke and Bookish, but is now hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl and anyone is free to participate! This week’s topic is summer TBR and I’m kind of in a slump (I think I went to heavy on the Pride and Prejudice Retellings—which I didn’t ever think was possible). Anyway, these are mostly going to be romances and books I’m slowly going to read. Alright, let’s go!

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Illustrated by Renée Nault
    Reading the graphic novel of this book will be a great way to get ready for The Testaments coming out in September without reading it again (when I just read it last year). I’m really excited to see the illustration style and my brother-in-law borrowed it from the library so it’s sitting at home.
  2. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
    I have this on pre-order and you best believe I’ll be inhaling it the moment it comes to my door. I’ve been a fan of Rai for just over a year and have read all of her Forbidden Hearts stories and loved them. I’m excited she’s starting another modern romance story!
  3. Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
    I was also recommended to read this by a couple in real life friends. I won a copy of the trilogy from a Goodreads giveaway (though I will be counting them as three books on Goodreads hehe) and have been planning to read it for a while.
  4. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
    My husband, brother-in-law, and coworkers have all urged me to read this book and now I’m finally going to. I know nothing about it, and I want it to stay like that. There’s something really exciting about going into a book and having no idea whatsoever at what it’s about.
  5. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
    I’m determined to get my “currently reading” under control. That means committing to reading part 2 of KoS. For some reason back in January when it was released, I read the entire first part very quickly. But then the second half I just stopped. Like I didn’t not like it or anything I just never picked it back up. Now almost 6 months later, I figure IT’S TIME.
  6. Butterly Swords by Jeannie Lin
    I’ve read quite a few historical romances set in England by this time, and it got me thinking, I’ve never read a historical romance (strictly a romance, not historical fiction) that’s set in East Asia. Naturally, I searched Google and came up with Butterly Swords. I really am hoping I love Lin because she has several historical romances books set in the Tang Dynasty. But I really would love to see more historical romance—not historical fiction—set outside of England. I’d like the same tropes we know and love but in a different setting, written by marginalized voices. If anyone knows of any, please yell at me on here or Twitter!