10 Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

Posted June 15, 2021 by shooting in Discussion / 31 Comments

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10 Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

I’m somewhat of a seasonal reader. I like books that make good “beach reads” or are a bit lighthearted and/or humorous. However, I love mysteries/thrillers and I think those work really well in the summer too! Here are a mix of books that I actually own already and hope to get to this summer!

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Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins, is a book I’ve owned for quite awhile now. I read the Winter/Holiday anthology and really enjoyed most of the stories so it’s about time I checked out the summer edition!

Killer Content by Olivia Blacke is a book that I was recently gifted. I love cozy mysteries, and this one seems like the perfect “by the pool” read.

The Other Black Girl by  Zakiya Dalila Harris has been on my wish list for AGES. I won a pre-order and now I cannot wait to dive into this one. It’s been compared to the movie Get Out, which I loved, so I’m definitely intrigued.

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides was my Book of the Month pick for June. I still need to read her last book, The Silent Patient, but I’m trying to keep up with my BOTM books (well, better than I have been) so I will probably end up reading The Maidens first.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is another cozy mystery. I was actually supposed to read this and discuss it with an Instagram group last month, but I completely ran out of time, so I’m hoping to get to it ASAP!

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is the second book in a middle grade series. I read and LOVED the first book, Nevermoor, last year, so I definitely need to dive into the second one. The third and final book has already been released too!

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick is another book I’ve owned for awhile, so I really need to read it soon! Plus, Anna Kendrick is one of my favorite actresses so I’m excited to check out her memoir.

The Family Plot by Megan Collins is a book that I have to review via Netgalley. I’m trying to really get through some of my Netgalley books, especially the older ones. The Family Plot, however, hasn’t come out yet, but I still hope to read it soon so I’m on top of it and because it sounds great. I read her book Behind the Red Door last year and really liked it. Like I said above, I’m a sucker for a mystery/thriller!

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo is a novel-in-verse that I’ve owned since it came out. I really liked her previous two books, so I must read this ASAP!

The Holdout by Graham Moore is an older Book of the Month choice, and I’ve wanted to read it for awhile now, so I must make the time. I’ve heard mixed things about this one, but I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy it!


There you have it! Ten books I hope to read this summer! 

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31 responses to “10 Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

  1. Amy

    Summer Days & Summer Nights is so good. I love it. Killer Content looks really interesting. I just added it to my hold list at the library. I hope you love all of your Summer reads.

  2. Arsenic and Adobo is on my TBR, I need to get ahold of it. But not because I am a cozy mystery fan, because I’m not normally, but because it has a dachshund in it! LOL. I tried Clap When You Land, because I’ve heard such good things about the author, but I’m just not a fan of novels in verse. Someone suggested listening to the audiobook of it, so I might try that instead. Great suggestions!

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  3. I always forget about Summer Days when summer comes around! Hopefully I will remember this year, and have some fun reading stories set in the same season as I’m living in.

    I’d really like to start the Nevermoor series because it looks so cute, and I want to read more middle grade. I also heard that there might be queer characters in the later books so that’s exciting!

    Hope you like all your summer reads ^.^

  4. I so want to read Arsenic and Adobo! It’s going to be tough getting it at the library because I think everyone wants to read it too. I enjoy more lighthearted mysteries and beach settings during the Summer. Anything that looks light or like a book I could read on a lazy afternoon. Hope you are able to get to all of them!

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