Top Ten Tuesday | Summer TBR

QOTD: What new releases or books are you looking forward to this summer?

Top Ten Tuesday is currently being hosted by That Artsy Girl Reader and this week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2020 TBR

Because I’m such a mood reader and have a hard time sticking to a planned list of reads, I’m just gonna shoot off some new releases I’ve been looking forward to reading but aren’t out yet!!

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

Pub Date: July 7, 2020

** Thank you Harper Collins Canada for gifting me an eARC **

I can’t wait to buddy read this one next month with Does The Dog Die In This? Book Club

In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government’s emergency protocols are faltering.
Dr. Ramola “Rams” Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie’s husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie’s only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child.
Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Pub Date: August 4, 2020

Where are my Twilight fans at??

I was a huuuge fan of Twilight back when it first came out! Vampires? Werewolves? Yes please! Hate all you want, but I loved it and have no shame in admitting it either. I admit. It’s been years since I last read it, so Midnight Sun will be fresh for me, and interesting to see if I still feel the same as I did then.


When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

Pub Date: September 1, 2020

I loved Serpent & Dove! More than I actually thought I would. So I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in this one 🙂

After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.

To elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels, Lou and Reid need allies. Strong ones. But protection comes at a price, and the group is forced to embark on separate quests to build their forces. As Lou and Reid try to close the widening rift between them, the dastardly Morgane baits them in a lethal game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth more than any coven.

What’s on your summer tbr??

[#MiddleGrade] Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron @MacKidsBooks @josephinewrites @fsgbooks

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It doesn’t matter if you feel brave. It matters if you act brave.

Summer always gives me all beachy mermaid feels, and this was the perfect summer read.

Carrie is a single mom trying to make ends meet by selling bee cosmetics. With all the moving around, Anthoni hasn’t had a BFF since kindergarten and is hoping to meet her True Blue friend this summer at Thunder Lake.

During their stay at the magical Showboat Resort, Anthoni learns some hard truths about their current situation and friendship.

This was a fun and very well-written story with a touch of mermaid magic and a great cast of characters. I loved DJ and quirky Charlotte. The mother-daughter relationship gave me Lorelai and Rory vibes from Gilmore Girls.

I highly recommend this one for those who enjoy middle grade fiction. I think it sends a great message to young readers about friendship, having a positive attitude and never giving up, even when things go wrong.

**Thank you Macmillan Kids Books for my ARC **

Eleven-year-old Anthoni Gillis is not the kind of kid who believes in fairies, unicorns, or even the word “maybe.” She’s more of a comic-books girl. So when her mom brings her to Thunder Lake for a summer at the Showboat Resort, she doesn’t believe the local rumors about the Boulay Mermaid.

Anthoni has bigger fish to fry. She’s always wanted a True Blue Friend. But it’s been hard to find one, since for the past five years she’s been bouncing from town to town, helping her mother sell Beauty & the Bee cosmetic products to keep them both afloat. This summer will be different, though. Anthoni has a plan―a foolproof checklist for making lifelong friends! There won’t be any maybes this time.

But as she grows entangled in local gossip, and her mother stretches the truth, Anthoni must decide if she’ll “stick to the plan,” like always, or dive into a summer full of extraordinary possibilities.


Holy Crap it’s already June!

Do you tend to lean to certain genres or themes during certain seasons? I know I do! I usually enjoy more chick lit and beachy type reads (i.e mermaids)


The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Finale by Stephanie Garber


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda


Miracle Creek by Angie Kim


Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron

The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise by Ben Gemeinhart

The Monster Catchers by George Brewington

Are any of these on your list? What’s your most anticipated read this month??

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