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This week’s theme is all about the books on our summer TBR! I love reading in the garden when the weather’s nice enough, which means I can’t help gravitating towards books set in warm climates, too. It wouldn’t be a TBR for me without some fantasy, but half of my TBR for the summer is made up of some more contemporary reads, including a couple of thrillers, because I tend to enjoy contemporary most during the summer.
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix: Halloween seems like the perfect time for horror and yet, for some reason, I always find myself in the mood for horror at this time of year. It might have something to do with the amount of teen slashers that take place over the summer. I love the sound of Hendrix’s latest novel which plays around with the final girl trope.
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: I love YA thrillers and Karen M. McManus is one of my favourite authors in the genre. This is her latest novel, which is set during the summer, so I’m planning to borrow it from the library.
Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I read Moreno-Garcia’s first thriller, Untamed Shore, last year and had a great time with it, so I’m looking forward to this August release set in 1970s Mexico!
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Taylor Jenkins Reid is pretty much the only author who can make me care about rich people problems and this novel sounds like the ideal summer read. This is another one I’m borrowing from the library!
You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry: I really enjoyed Beach Read last year, so I’m excited I managed to get my hands on a copy of Henry’s latest novel from NetGalley. It sounds like the perfect summer read!
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid: To be honest this June release wasn’t really on my radar, even though I’ve seen so many people talking about it, until I read an interview with the author over on The Fantasy Hive. I immediately pre-ordered it and I’m so excited to dive in.
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: I’m so excited for this Indian-inspired fantasy with a central f/f romance! I read Empire of Sand last year and really enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to reading more from Tasha Suri.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust: I meant to read this f/f Persian-inspired YA fantasy last year and didn’t get around to it, so it’s about time I picked it up.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: I have a feeling I’m going to adore this Trojan War retelling, told from the points of view of all of the women involved, I just need to pick it up. Summer feels like the ideal season for a trip to ancient Greece!