Top Ten Tuesday #33: Books On Our Summer 2019 TBR (That You Might Have Missed!)

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (June 25th, 2019) topic is:  Books On My Summer 2019 TBR (That You Might Have Missed).

We added a little bit on the title because we felt like we’ve done this topic to death already and we didn’t feel like listing Wilder Girls and Merciful Crow one more time.  We were scared you guys might throw tomatoes at us and rightfully so LOL This list is stuff we are really looking forward to that doesn’t have a ton of hype, so hopefully, you might just find something new to add to your TBR!

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Containment (Sanctuary #2) by Caryn Lix
I’m lucky enough to have a physical arc of this one and I’ll be reading it next month.  I’m dying to see what happens next.  My friend and I are always talking about how the first book Sanctuary was shamelessly underhyped.  It’s flipping fantastic and so fast-paced and fun.  If you haven’t checked out the first book, seriously go get it.  Also, CANADIAN AUTHOR! WOOT WOOT!

The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
I’m cheating here because I’ve already read the arc to this one but I think it needs to be listed here.  I thought this was going to be a basic YA thriller but holy shit was I wrong.  This is DARK, like really freaking dark.  Ever been in a toxic friendship? Well, this shows the darkest side of that and the scary thing is is this stuff happens, it’s all too real.  You guys need to check this one out if you are into dark contemporary with a murder thrown in.  My god, this one is dark.

Switchback by Danika Stone
I’m a sucker for survival stories and this one looks super cool.  I haven’t really heard anything on this at all, but I’m super excited to sink in and see what it’s all about.  I believe there is even some ace representation in this one.  Also, they are surviving in the Canadian Wilderness – so as a Canadian that’s a fun plus!

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Look, horror is an all year round genre for me, you won’t see me saving all my books up for October.  I’ll put a freaking horror book as a beach read LOL I’ve been DYING to read this since I knew about it.  I loved Dawn’s first two books and I have very high hopes for this one.  I will completely be reading this either sometime this month or in July.  This even has cool, creepy pictures in it – if that is your thing!

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn
I’ve seen almost no one haul this or talk about this one and I’m unsure why.  It sounds freaking adorable.  All I know is a young girl goes to Japan and basically just experiences everything like the marketplaces and the food and so on.  It sounds like such a great summer read to me and I’m always about reading about places I’ve never been.  This book is also ownvoices for the Asian representation.  I bought this book earlier this month and it’s STUNNING in person.  I can’t wait!

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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
This book wasn’t really on my radar at all before I had a chance to meet the author and learn more about this book. After hearing the story behind the book I 100% want to read it. I think it’s just beautiful that this mother wanted to write a story for her queer daughter and can’t wait to dig into it.

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
I think this cover is stunning. When I first read the synopsis I was really intrigued. The format looks really interesting plus I love that it was written by sisters.

The Magicians Original Graphic Novel: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges & Lev Grossman
I am a huge fan of the Magicians series by Lev Grossman. So when I saw this graphic novel all about Alice I knew I needed it. So excited to get to this one.

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
This one looks absolutely fab. Plus it has an ace character which I’m always happy to see. I’m so happy that I was able to get an earc of this one and I am eager to sit down with this one
I’ve been meaning to read this one for a little while now. I think it looks just perfect for the summer. I do feel like I’m going to be hungry for the whole length of this book.

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What books are on your summer TBR? Let us know in the comments!

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57 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #33: Books On Our Summer 2019 TBR (That You Might Have Missed!)

  1. ‘Mochi’ is one I’m CRAZY curious about as well. It sounds like it’d be an adorable read. In fact, you’ve reminded me that I wanted to add it to my shelf. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland – hope you enjoy ALL of your summer TBR hopefuls.

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  2. I loved your list but I also hated it because now I have to add all these books to my already endless TBR. I have an ARC for Beyond the Black Door and I cannot wait to read it!
    Happy reading! 🙂

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  3. Hahaha I think I feel the same way about my listing some of the same books and authors over and over again. But when I read other people’s blogs I don’t feel that way. I think it’s because we KNOW that we’re always talking about our #1 book loves (and thinking about them) but I don’t think (hopefully not) everybody else notices.

    Switchback sounds good and I’d like to read it someday.

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  4. I’m incredibly excited for Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune! It sounds super-cute, and so does I Love You So Mochi (also, I love that title!). I adored Dawn Kurtagich’s debut, and liked her sophomore novel, so I’m very excited for this one, and I’m so sad it’s been flying under the radar so far. Great lists!

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  5. Great lists! I love you so mochi sounds so so cute and I’ve been seeing more of it on instagram lately. I saw the graphic novel of Alice’s story the other day and I got so excited–I didn’t even know that was gonna be a thing! Hope you enjoy all these reads 😀

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  6. “Beyond the Black Door” was on my list this week as well! (Although I did last week’s topic, because I missed it because of some technical issues I had with my computer.) Even so! It sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it. I requested an eARC but got denied. 😫 So congrats on getting one! I can’t wait to see what you think! 😄

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  7. You were right I definitely found a couple titles I need to look for, The Best Lies is right up my alley. I didn’t really enjoy the Magicians but I adored Alice so I might need to check out the graphic novel. Thanks for the great suggestions!


  8. Love that you decided to highlight lesser known books, I hadn’t heard of I Love You So Mochi but it sounds adorable and that cover is so cute! I also love YA thrillers, the darker the better, so I’m definitely going to check out The Best Lies!


  9. LADIES!! Yes!! To literally all of these books. Every last title on both lists. Also, I agree about Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. I love that it’s written by sisters and that cover is truly breathtaking. That red is so eye-catching. The entire design just makes it pop.


  10. Those are some really interesting looking books you both got on your list! I have sanctuary on my shelf and really hope to start reading it soon! < Had to think of it when seeing containment was on your list Melanie hihi. Switch black looks really intense!

    Beyond the Black door is high on my wishlist! I loved Strickland’s prior written SciFi books (that she cowrote with another author) so incredibly much. Can’t wait to see what she’s done with this story.


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