My Summer TBR Pile

It was my birthday last month, and regular readers will know that that meant new books! I always treat myself to additions to my To Be Read pile when I get a little birthday money, and yes they are additions as I already have a fairly substantial pile! I thought I’d share my purchases here as these will be on my summer TBR pile. In theory these are going to be the books that I go to first though I have many, many others that I have yet to read, so we will see…

Do you order the books that you are going to read? I tend to approach my shelves when I need to choose a new book and go with whichever one fits my mood at that time. I do read a variety of genres, so it might be a gritty thriller, a light romance, a fun fantasy or a grisly horror, I just go with whatever I like the look of at that moment in time.



I chose these birthday books simply by checking in on a few of my favourite authors and checking out the books available from them. I love Nora Roberts’ trilogies, so I found a series that I’ve not read before to try. I received War Storm at the bottom there as I have the first three books that I am already making my way through in the series. I then went for a mixture of recommendations, reviews, and pot luck! I like to get a variety of genres in, though quite a few of these look quite light reading, perfect for summer. The spine that you can’t read there at the top is The Chalk Man which is apparently quite creepy. I do like creepy! I did also buy Milly Johnson’s The Perfectly Imperfect Woman, and I have already read it, loved it, and passed it on!

Are any of your favourites in this pile? What would you read next?

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6 thoughts on “My Summer TBR Pile”

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    I admit I squeed when I saw you had JR Ward in the pile – love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I like that these books give equal focus, if not more, to the male protagonists perspective which you don’t often see in urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Enjoy!

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      Oh, I am keen to read it now! I’ve not ready any before, but I do enjoy paranormal romance so thought I’d give it a go. Thanks!

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    Great pile of books. I’m obsessed with books and everything reading!! Milly Johnson is a fab writer I need to read another one of hers really soon.

    I make a pile off my main shelf but I’m very much a mood reader.

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      Thank you, yes, definitely grab another Milly Johnson. A mood reader, I like that term. Yep, that’s me!

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    I enjoy a good thriller or comedy. I’m not much into romance I think I read too much of it as a young adult. I’m currently reading a youth novel by James Patterson – The Word Mouse. I use to purchase a lot of books, but the last few years I purged my collection (most I hadn’t read), and started using the library. I am reading The Gamache Detective Series by Louise Penny, and loving it. When I was in the library I noticed the youth book and decided it would be a fun read. I recently read Arthur Less it was a pick for The Girly Book club. I did not enjoy the book unfortunately I found it long drawn out and not much humour.

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      I need to do that, use our library a lot more. Sounds like you are making the most of yours, glad you’re enjoying your current read.

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