Top Ten Tuesday

Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

20210615 Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today we’re talking summer TBR’s (yay, summer) and as always, I tend to shift more towards romance reads in summertime. But, unlike always, I don’t want to focus solely on shiny new releases, but instead balance new releases with backlist reads and re-reads. So here we go!

The New Releases

XOXO by Axie Oh

release date: July 13th

A cellist and a k-pop member fall in love. A South Korean setting. I mean, yes, this sounds like my kdrama dreams made real.

Rogue Ghosts & Other Miscreants by Annette Marie & Rob Jacobsen

release date: August 6th

I love the world of the Guild Codex and I love Kit so of course I’m excited to read his adventures in his third book!

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

release date: August 17th

A new book from the author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test, this third book features fan-favorite Quan with his very own romance!

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

release date: September 7th

That pretty cover, the comparison to Red White and Royal Blue, AND a reality dating show plot? YES PLEASE!

The Backlist

Oh hi, 4 types of romance!

All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata

After Dear Aaron and From Lukov With Love, I still want to read more by the slow-burn romance queen and her latest release just sounds so, so good!

Radiance by Grave Draven

I’ve gotten more and more into fantasy romance and everyone keeps recommending Grace Draven so it’s high time I give her books a try.

Neon Gods by Katee Robert

A dark romance Hades and Persephone retelling? I’ve been meaning to try dark romance for a while and I feel like this could be a perfect first try!

Heartstopper volume 4 by Alice Oseman

From dark romance to uber cute romance, I can never say no to this adorable graphic novel comic <3

The Re-Reads

The Steel and Stone series by Annette Marie

This series is the Annette Marie series I read the longest time ago without re-reading, so it’s time. Plus, I need to prepare for Blackfire!

The Kiss Quotient (and The Bride Test) by Helen Hoang

I want to re-read these beauties in time for The Heart Principle.

Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie

This queer sci-fi space opera has a sequel coming out this fall as well, and I need to refresh my mind before that.

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Tell Me:
Did you read or want to read any of the above?
What else is on your Summer TBR?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I loved The Kiss Quotient and thz Bride Test and Radiance!

    1. Hope to get to Radiance soon, I heard so many good things! And Helen Hoang books are always a hit 🙂

  2. Heartstopper! I need to get volume 4. I usually ask it for my birthday 🙂

    1. Hope you’ll get it for your birthday this year too 🙂

  3. I am so impressed by your organisation of this list: mine is a vague list of things that are hanging around on my (virtual) shelves!
    This is my TTT of the books I am currently thinking of getting to this summer.

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

  4. Looks like a nice mix. I like mixing it up in summer too- lighter reads as well as SF or whatever! Hope they’re all excellent! 🙂

    1. Thanks! A good mix of books definitely keeps it fresh 🙂

  5. Great list! The Heartstopper series is so lovely. Happy reading!

    1. Thanks! The Heartstopper series is so adorable, can’t wait to read volume 4 🙂

  6. Marianne Maurer says:

    Looks like you have quite a few new releases coming out, that’s always nice.

    I also like your TBR word “backlist”. Sounds a lot better. LOL

    My TTT is all about summer books.

    1. New releases are indeed always nice, but the backlist is definitely nice too haha 🙂

  7. Helen Hoang’s books are so much fun! Hope you get to all of these! Happy reading!

    1. They are indeed so much fun, can’t wait to binge (re)read them this summer 🙂

    1. It does indeed!

  8. I love your mix of books! I haven’t reread a book yet this year, which is weird for me. I need to make time for it!

    1. I re-read a few books in the beginning of the year, but now it’s been a few months, so I want to focus on that this summer as it always makes me feel happy to re-read old faves 🙂

  9. I can’t wait to read The Heart Principle. It made my list, too. I loved All Rhodes Lead Here. I would reread that one. I hope you love all of these.

    1. They both sound so good! It’s gonna be a great reading summer! 🙂

  10. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    Neon Gods would be a perfect start in dark romance. It’s not too dark and gotta love Hades/Persephone retellings. It’s such a good one!

    1. Can’t wait to dive into it, and indeed gotta love Hades/Persephone retellings 🙂

  11. Poinsettia says:

    Your list has a nice mix! I hope you enjoy them all! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday/ Thank you!

    1. Thanks!

  12. Got to say, I love the vibrant colours and a few here I need to be checking out as well!

    1. These do indeed have such nice colours!

  13. Great TBR! I hope you get to read all of them.

    1. Thanks!

      1. You’re welcome!

  14. I definitely need to get caught up with Heart Stopper. I still need to pick up Volume 3.

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy, it’s such a cute read 🙂

  15. Lauren Becker says:

    I do want to read The Charm Offensive. I also need to get to volume 3 and 4f or Hearstopper.


    1. The Charm Offensive sounds so good! And Heartstopper is the cutest.

    1. Thanks so much!

      1. 🙂

  16. The Heart Principle made my list this week too. I’m also interested in The Charm Offensive.

    1. They both sound so good!

  17. I’ve never heard of Rogue Ghosts & Other Miscreants, but I absolutely love that title! Bonds of Brass looks really good, too. Hope you enjoy these when you get to read them!

    1. I’d definitely recommend any and all Annette Marie books haha 😉 Thanks!

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