Summer 2021 TBR wrap-up: The books I finished, didn’t get to and read instead

I feel like I just did the Spring TBR wrap-up not that long ago and now here we are. Another season has come and went. However, even though the summer has flown by, I am quite surprised by how much I did read. I actually did way better than I did in the spring. So here are the books that I finished on my TBR, the books I didn’t get to and the books I read instead.

What I finished


What I didn’t get to


What I read instead


What did you read over the summer? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!

TTT: Books I plan to read this summer

Summer is finally here! And with it comes a whole new TBR list of books. Past seasonal TBR reads have proven that I really shouldn’t do these lists, and yet I just can’t help myself. I think part of the problem is that I usually make the list and promptly forget about them. Well not this time. I have created a seasonal list that I have since placed in my planner so that I will be reminded every time I open it. So without further ado, here are the books on my Summer TBR.

This going to be a doozy of a read as this is 900 pages, but book club is talking about doing this over two months so I will have no excuses. I have heard nothing but good things about this book so I am quite excited to read it.

This is our book club read for July and I am quite intrigued by it. I saw this book being talked about when it first came out and had put it on a shelf in my mind, but never got around to reading it.

I have yet to read V.E. Schwab, but thanks to book club I will be introduced to her in August. With all the hype surrounding her, I’m hoping that this will encourage me to read all her other books I missed.

This book just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to read it. There is nothing like murder and secret societies at an old university that grabs my attention. I haven’t read Michaelides yet, so maybe this will urge me to read his previous book “The Silent Patient.”

According to Goodreads, I shelved this book back in 2018. And then promptly forgot about it since its taken me three years to actually purchase it and put it on an immediate TBR list.

So this was book was on my Spring TBR but didn’t get a change to read it. I am kind of bummed that I didn’t so I am putting it on the list for the summer.

Another book that didn’t make it off my Spring TBR list so it’s moving on to this list. I have heard this is not as good as “Behold the Dreamers” but I am not going to let that stop me. As you know by now, I like to know for myself.

I just obtained this book in a recent Book of the Month selection and I can’t wait to read it, though it seems like it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster.

If there is one book I know I will get to this summer, it’s “Broken.” I was so glad to get this book as a gift for my birthday. I was getting sucked in reading the first page and had to put it down or I would have been late to work. I really want to pick a day when I can really enjoy it. I know it’s going to be a book I read in one sitting.

I am determined to read everything by Geraldine Brooks so I was glad I found this one during a bookstore stop on my honeymoon. If there is one thing she is strong at it’s writing historical fiction. I loved “People of the Book” and “Year of Wonders” among others.


What books do you plan on reading this summer? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!

My 2019 summer TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s theme is what is on our TBR for the summer.

I was actually surprised by how many books I read from my spring TBR list. While I didn’t come close to finishing the list, it was fun looking back and actually crossing things off.

For the summer TBR, rather than just listing random books I want to read, I focused it more on books from my personal TBR because God knows I need to get that number down. These are the books I plan to get to when I finish my book club reads.

(All book covers are linked to Goodreads)

I bought this book a week or so ago with my birthday gift card, which has motivated me to finish my reread of the Langdon series. I am more than halfway through the fourth and final book before this one, so I have no doubts I will finish this one early on.

I have been eyeballing this book since I bought it and haven’t had a chance to get around to reading it. Plus I have heard so many people talk about it, I am curious to see what the hype is about.

I loved Everything I Never Told You so I almost picked up this book while I was at B&N buying my birthday books. I nearly got out of the check out line to go get it when I saw two other people had it in their hands.This is the only book not on my bookshelf right now but I have to read it.

There is nothing like summer than going to the Jersey shore and since the Plum series takes place in Jersey, well it’s time to read the second book in the series. I read the first one last summer and absolutely loved it.

A member in my book club let me borrow her copy because I keep talking about wanting to read this book. It’s also fitting that there is a quote from the author of Station Eleven.

It was hard choice between this book and Into the Wild but this one seemed more interesting. I have both on my shelf so, who knows, maybe I will read both.

I am on a kick with reading about people joining book clubs so why not add another to the list. You know I love my book clubs. LOL

I loved People of the Book so when I saw this at the book sale, I picked it up. I really want to read this sooner rather than later.

Since I really enjoyed The Blind Assassin and now have a sense of how broad of a write Atwood is, I can’t wait to read all of her books so I plan on finishing the ones I currently own. Figured I would go with this one for the summer.

I was first introduced to Larson’s writing style with In the Garden of Beasts. I loved it and didn’t feel like I was reading a nonfiction book. Every time I see this on my shelf, I am like “I have to read that.” Now is as good a time as any.

Now that I know which books from my personal TBR I want to get to right away, the next obstacle is which ones I read first. Why can’t I read them all at once?!


Have you read any of these? What did you think? What books are on your summer TBR? Let’s discuss!