my summer 2020 tbr! (what’s left of it…)

I actually put together a TBR for the rest of summer 2020, guys! I know it’s late July but we’ll just have to see how much I can get through by September-ish. And then I’ll do a bigger, better TBR for the fall!!!

So without further ado…

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1. No More Lies, Alec Brock by Larissa Lopes

As you may know by now, I reviewed the first book in this series, All My Love, Alec Brock, earlier this year. I will spare you my copious praise because you can read that for yourself. Actually, if you read anything, you should read author Larissa Lopes’s guest post from last month.

But what I will tell you is that I’ll be writing a review of No More Lies as soon as I finish it. Which might be sooner than you think because so far, I am totally hooked!!!

2. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy Book 3) by Richelle Mead

I unironically enjoy the Vampire Academy series, okay? And the movie, too. I actually saw the movie before I read the books and though I don’t know what the general consensus is on the movie, personally I really liked it.

My youngest sister also loves the series and has actually read and re-read all 6 books… and keeps bugging me to read past Book 2. (Heh heh, love you, sis!) So here I am, finally putting Book 3 up front on the queue… which I’ve actually been meaning to do, so take that! No sisterly peer pressure here!

3. Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson

Yep, I’m “into” this series now because I “hate” myself. I’ve read the first one and the second one, and it’s been… interesting, to say the least. So we’ll see how the third one goes.

All I can say that I haven’t said elsewhere is that I really hope it doesn’t read as slow as the second one because it’s about twice the page length. I forget: do you blink once or twice if you need help?

4. Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray

I read and loved Defy the Stars earlier this year, so I’m super excited to finally be reading the sequel! To put it really simply, it’s a space travel sci-fi where an android boy falls in love with a human girl. It’s so beautiful and hits all the right sci-fi buttons for me. So far, I’m super enjoying Defy the Worlds, too!

5. Tales from the Red Sun Village: Vol. 1 by Mark Swaine

This is my upcoming Reedsy Discovery review (due at the end of August, so I’d better get reading)! It’s a collection of horror short stories, which is definitely a genre I don’t dive into very often, if at all! But I actually have really enjoyed going outside my comfort zone for these reviews, so I’m excited to read this!

6. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I first heard about this book on my favorite podcast, Overdue. (Meeting the hosts, Andrew and Craig, would be a dream come true for me, seriously! My celebrity wishlist is not that ambitious lol.)

They reviewed this book for one of their more recent episodes and I had to stop it halfway because I was so interested in it I didn’t want to hear any spoilers! So now I hope to read it before the end of the summer and then finally listen to the second half of the podcast!

7. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Well, I am slowly but surely making my way through the nearly 1,000-page Alexander Hamilton biography… so I really don’t expect to have this done by the end of the summer, but my goal is to make some progress on it, even if it’s just a few chapters.

This is my next Lessons From My Bookshelf read, so I really do need to get cracking if I actually want to accomplish this self-imposed goal of mine. It’s definitely not going to happen by the end of this year, but gosh dang, it will happen eventually.

In the words of Hamilton himself (historically accurate, obviously), I am not throwing away my shot!


What’s on your TBR for the rest of the summer? Tell me in the comments!

Featured image by Marisa Sias from Pixabay

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