TTT: My Summer TBR

Hello, everyone! Today`s Top Ten Tuesday is the annual Summer TBR, the one I can never stick to. That`s the problem when you`re a mood reader. This year I might do it though, for several reasons. My books are still in London, so I`m reading on my phone. On top of that, since my maternity pay ended in April, I`m broke. I`m not complaining, it`s just that my savings are only for essentials. Sadly, ebooks don`t fall under that category. I did sign up for two months of free Kindle Unlimited, so this TBR consists of the books available at the moment. Surprisingly, they have a good selection of fantasy books.

"City of Brass" by S.A. Chakraborty
A fantasy book set in the 18th century Cairo. I love magic and political intrigue, so I have high hopes for this one. I`ve read some reviews which complained that the plot is dragging, but that`s never a problem for me. I always prefer character-driven books instead of the ones that focus on the plot.

"Crown of Feathers" by Nicki Pau Preto
I think this was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, but I forgot about it. I`m having a hard time keeping up with new releases, and not just because I can`t afford them. But I have so many backlist titles. Anyway, this is another fantasy book, and now we have a bit of sister rivalry. The rating is good, so I have high hopes for this one.

"The Poppy War" by R.F. Kuang
Do I need to start more fantasy series? No. Will I start new ones? Yes. I want to read more adult fantasy, and this looks like another book I`d enjoy.

"The Vine Witch" by Luanne G. Smith
This is the only book on this list I`m not too sure about. When I read the blurb it looked like a promising fantasy novel with witches, but then I read some reviews, and it`s more of a romance novel. Not that there`s anything bad with that genre, but it`s not one I enjoy. I`ll read the first chapters and see what I think.

"The Mermaid" and "Lost Boy" by Christina Henry
I don`t know why, but I haven`t read many retellings. Which is weird, cause the ones I`ve read, I`ve highly enjoyed. I had a look at Christina Henry`s retellings, and she always has such unique premises. I hope I`m not wrong, but she seems like an author I`d love.

"A River in Darkness: One Man`s Escape from North Korea" by Masaji Ishikawa
We all know that North Korea has one of the most brutal political regimes. I don`t know what more to say because obviously, it`s one of those books that makes you feel uncomfortable. But those are the ones we should read in the first place.

"Practical Guide to the Montessori Method  at Home" by Julia Palmarola
Full disclosure: all of the books with the word Montesorri are now in my Kindle library. Adelina is almost 9months old, she`s more active, and we`re at the point where we can teach her new things. 

"This Savage Song" by Victoria Schwab
After finishing the first two books in the Villains series, Schwab quickly became one of my favourite authors. This year it`s my goal to read her other two popular series.

"The Other Wife" by Claire McGowan
Is it weird to consider thrillers easy beach reads? Not that I plan on going to the sea anytime soon. I know some thrillers can be very predictable, but I enjoy reading about perfect families that are rotten on the inside. Makes my own family look a little less crazy, I suppose.

* TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

P.S. I have many posts scheduled, so I will be a bit late with the replies. I`m still dealing with a teething baby, but once she`s settled, I`ll make sure to get back to you.


  1. I hope you enjoy those Christina Henry retellings. They sound good.

    My TTT .

  2. I did the Kindle Unlimited free trial, too! Some good stuff on there.

  3. This Savage Song is excellent. Happy reading!