Top Ten Tuesday – My Summer TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today is actually the 10th birthday of this blog meme! Which is super cool. I’ve always enjoyed doing these posts for several reasons. The main one of course is because I love lists of all kinds, there really is nothing more satisfying than making a good list.  So happiest of birthdays to this wonderful meme, may it go on for many many years to come.

Now, on to what I’m actually doing a post about. I’ve fallen a bit behind on this so I decided to go back and do a Summer TBR post. My library has opened up again which means I get ALL THE BOOKS again! I really hope the librarians don’t hate me too much for having a constant list of requests.  Anywho, hope you enjoy!


1. Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon – By Jane Austen

I am, as always, slowly going through my personal library. Re-reading old favorites, actually reading every book I own and deciding what to keep and what to let go of, in an effort to curate the perfect personal library. This book is next on my list, and it is very much staying because I love everything by Jane Austen.



2. The Birth of Pleasure by Carol Gilligan 

Just the other day a friend gave me this book and I am super excited to give it a try. Just reading the synopsis was fascinating!



3. Flatland – By Edwin A. Abbott

One of the comics I read earlier in the year referenced this book, and while I’m really not a math person, the idea still seemed interesting and I thought I’d give it a try.



4. The Stranger – By Albert Camus

Yes, yes I know. I’m going through an obsession with this man. Last summer it was Le Guin, this is the summer of Camus. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him on the blog. 😀



5. The Voice of the Poet: Adrienne Rich  

I’m trying to get back into the habit of reading poetry and this is an author I’ve been meaning to try for awhile now.



6. Notebooks 1942-1951 – By Albert Camus 

I really enjoyed reading some of his other notebooks, I’ve found it super inspirational for my own writing.



7. Fleishman Is In Trouble – By Taffy Brodesser-Akner 

This is one of last books that I’m reading from the Best Fiction of 2019 (Goodreads Synopsis), I think I have three left not counting this one.



8. The First Man – By Albert Camus 

Apparently I’m going to read several unfinished books this summer. Usually they are books that would frustrate me but I guess we’ll see!



9. Modern Women – Women Artists At The Museum of Modern Art 

I’m trying to learn more about women artists, hence why I requested this book. I have Marina Warner to thank for this new obsession.



10. Dinners And Nightmares – By Diane di Prima 

Of all the books on my list this is one I technically don’t have in my possession yet, hopefully soon though!


What are you reading this summer? Don’t forget to share you Top Ten Tuesday post with me! 


  1. So… Lady Susan – I tried to read it but it didn’t turn me on. Austen didn’t do well trying to write an epistolary novel. The Watsons – haven’t tried this one myself (but I will, one day). Sanditon – I read it and although it was very rough, I believe if she had lived to finish it, it might have become her best novel ever. Her set-ups were great.

    • Lady Susan is obviously one of her younger works, but I still found it amusing. And yes, Sanditon has a fantastic setup. I wish she would have been able to finish it.

  2. I still need to read those by Jane Austen, as well. I finally read Persuasion last year. Great post!

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