Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish!

My spring TBR was absolutely hopeless. I got through a total of 2.5 books… which is quite disappointing, but I’m really not particularly good at sticking to TBR lists. I tend to read based on emotion and feeling, rather than a set structure.

That being said, I’ve gotten through a stack of books, which is fantastic!

I do want to give it another shot, since the first time around I did quite well at sticking to the list. I think I just wasn’t in the right mindset for the books I had chosen last time.


1. De Profundis and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde

I read the first page and it’s a total sass attack. The man was PISSED and devastated when he wrote this… I really want to delve into Oscar’s torment and heartache

2. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien

It’s been staring at me and it’s something I’ve been wanting to get stuck into for a while.

3. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I have chosen my Dickens!

4. A History of Ancient Britain by Neil Oliver

I love his programs and I’ve been trying to make myself pick this book up- working my way there.

5. New Grub Street by George Gissing

I have heard good things and I wish to see if they’re true.

6. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary

It’s been taking up shelf space for TOO LONG. It is time.

7. Lady Chatterley’s Lover  by D.H. Lawrence

I’ve heard the rumours and I would like to find out what I think!

8. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo


9. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

It sounds good… it is also pretty. Shh.

10. An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James.

I love her writing, I’m pretty sure I will love this.

I’m pretty excited about this lot- even if I don’t like them all, they will clear up some space on my shelf and clear my conscience after splurging on a few new books recently!

I love Simone St. James’ writing and I cannot wait to dive in.


14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List!

  1. I have heard some great things about Warbreaker; everyone who has read it seems to love it so it’s definitely on my radar. Also a little cover-pretty never hurt anyone…
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    • So have I! Everyone seems to love it and I’m a wee bit intimidated by beginning any of his series just at this moment, so Warbreaker seems to be a good starting place.
      A pretty cover definitely never hurt a soul, especially if the content inside is as good as the cover!

    • I’m still too chicken to give The Babadook a go! I literally had a nightmare just from the trailer… I am a massive baby, I won’t deny it!

      Oh man, I’m so glad I’m not alone!

    • I’m really excited to get into it! Just got to find the right mindset and I’ll be giving it a go!
      Hope you love it just as much the second time around!

  2. This is such a wonderful stack! ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ is a beautiful novel, and I near enough cheered when I saw the Wilde and ‘Les Miserables’!

      • That’s brilliant! I’ve only read the first volume, but I’m sure your review will make me want to read the rest of it. I’m going to sort my Classics Club List out now, so I shall be adding it. 🙂

  3. This is such a great list! I’ve heard so many great things about The Elegance of the Hedgehog, it’s definitely going on my tbr. Also, Dickens! I’ll be participating in a read-along with Alysia (Booktuber: exlibris) of A Tale of Two Cities starting December 3. Feel free to join in #DickensDecember 🙂 (This goes for anyone interested in reading it!)

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