Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is about summer reading recommendations, but I already posted something similar which you can read here. I have decided to talk about five books on my Summer TBR instead! As many of you already know, I am terrible at sticking to TBRs! That said, I think choosing five books I really want to read over the next few months is definitely doable.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Doesn’t this cover just scream summer? It looks like a book that is meant to be read while sitting on the beach. Lauren Groff is an author I have heard talked about quite a lot and I have been meaning to read one of her books for awhile now. Fates and Furies is about a twenty-four year long marriage told from the perspective of both spouses. That definitely sounds interesting! I am also hoping to get my hands on a copy of her newest collection of short stories called Florida, and read it this summer.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I have had Salt to the Sea sitting unread on my shelves since December, but I have had it on my TBR for much longer than that! I know I am going to absolutely love it, but since I read The Nightingale last summer and was disappointed, I decided maybe I need to take a break from WWII fiction. It has been awhile since I read one and I am ready to finally get back in to the genre! This book has been recommended to me many times so I know it is the perfect book to start with!
The Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Frances Mayes is the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, which is a book I have not read, but a movie that I loved! The cover of this book screams summer, and the story follows four women who start off as strangers but form a bond while visiting Italy. I adore books centered around the forming of friendships, and I will read pretty much anything if it set in Italy. So excited about this one!
The Amateurs by Liz Harmer
I started The Amateurs back in April, and was really enjoying it, but caught distracted by I’ll Be Gone in the Dark! I decided that the pineapple on the cover screams summer and I would just save it to read then. I am excited to get back in to this story, which is completely original and I have a good feeling about it.
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
After I read Far From the Tree by Robin Benway, I knew that I would read anything that she writes. I received Emmy & Oliver from a giveaway hosted by Chrissi Reads and I knew that I had to save it for summer. There have been so many times where I was tempted to pick it up but I have a feeling it is going to be the perfect book to read poolside! I am so ready!
Are you a seasonal reader? What is the number one book on your Summer TBR?
36 thoughts on “Five Books on My Summer TBR”
Fates and Furies and Salt to the Sea are both on my TBR as well 🙂
I am really excited about both of those. I hope we both love them!
I’m going to have to get “women in sunlight” for my dad (and quality control read it first, of course 😉) he’s OBSESSED with “under the Tuscan sun”.
Ah I love that your dad loved Under the Tuscan Sun! I hope he enjoys this book!
I need you to read “Salt to the Sea” so we can get your perspective and decide whether or not we should read it!!! 🙂
I will do that for sure!
Talking about a summer TBR?! Great minds think alike!
That Salt to the Sea cover is pretty great!!
So true! The cover is eerie and makes me that much more excited to read it.
Fantastic choices! Salt to the Sea is a wonderful read. I hope you love it!!
Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂
Thank you! I am so excited about it!
The cover for Fates and Furies is so pretty!! And I hope you enjoy Salt to the Sea!
I have been saving Fates and Furies to read in the summer just because of the cover! I have high hopes for Salt to the Sea!
Oh I absolutely recommend Salt to the Sea but it’s a sad one so be prepared for that!! Also Emmy & Oliver was <3 Happy Summer Reading!! <3
Thank you! I am really looking forward to both of those books!
Ohh Emmy & Oliver is a perfect summer read, I hope you will love it 😀 Happy reading! 😀
That is great to hear! Thank you!
Hahaha Kristin they nearly all have water on the cover so yes to beach reads 😉
It is so true! That makes the book an instant beach read in my mind!
I loved Salt to the Sea and Emmy & Oliver. Salt to the Sea was a surprisingly quick book to read. Usually, it’s the pacing I struggle with historical novels, but I didn’t have that issue with this one. Emmy & Oliver is a very understated contemporary. It’s cute and fluffy, but also does a great job at exploring the inner depths of the characters and the situation they found themselves in.
That is great to hear about Salt to the Sea! So many people are saying the loved it so I will have to pick it up sooner rather than later. Emmy & Oliver sounds so sweet and exactly like the kind of book that I love!
I’m super interested to hear your thoughts on Salt to the Sea! I remember a crazy amount of hype for it a few years back!
I am curious to see as well! I think I am going to read it really soon!
Fates and Furries was a really good novel! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
I hope you like Salt to the Sea! I am not big into historical fiction but I really loved that book.
That is so good to know! Seems like a good pick to get back in to the genre!
I’m not a seasonal reader, but every time school starts I get in a reading slump ahaha. Salt to the sea is on my TBR as well!
I completely get that! When I was in school I did very little reading during the school year! I can not wait to read Salt to the Sea!
Great book recs! I also think a pineapple on the cover qualifies as a summer beach read lol!
Thank you! That was my line of thinking as well!
I hope you enjoy Salt to the sea, i loved it!
I am so excited to read it!
I’ve had Salt to the Sea on my bookshelf since March 2016 (LOL!), I need to finally get around to reading it. I’ve also had Emmy & Oliver on my shelf since it was released. It was actually one of my highly anticipated reads of that year that it was released and for some reason I just never got around to reading it. I really want to this year. I hope you enjoy these books!
Thank you! That happens to me all the time! There are books I am really excited about but never actually make the time to read!
I read salt to the sea recently and it made me cry!!! So good luck
I will definitely have tissues ready!