TTT – Books on my summer 2020 TBR

We are now basically in the second half of 2020. Surprising, because honestly it still feels like March even though the weather says summer. I’ve already finished close to 30 books this year, but there’s still tons more to read! I’m hoping to read a bunch of books that have been on my shelves since forever.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find all the upcoming prompts on her blog! This week we’re talking about books that are on our Summer 2020 TBR. Weirdly enough, I’ve already read most of my most anticipated 2020 releases, but luckily there are still plenty of books to read this Summer!

The Empire of Gold Cover Image

1 – The Empire of Gold

By S.A. Chakraborty

Let’s start off with my most anticipated read of the year. This book only just released last week, and I’m dying to get my hands on a copy! After finally reading The City of Brass, this trilogy has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. I truly can’t wait to see how this story will end, because The Kingdom of Copper left us hanging!

The Damned book cover

2 – The Damned

By Renée Ahdieh

So apparently The Damned is coming out this Summer already. Goodreads for some reason says June 7, but I believe it should by July 7, because that’s when it’s available at bookstores. Either way, I literally just finished The Beautiful, so reading the sequel quickly after seems like a good plan! The Beautiful left some questions I had unanswered, so I’m hoping I will find the answers to them in The Damned.

The Broken Kingdoms Book Cover

3 – The Broken Kingdoms

By N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdom is the second book in the Inheritance Trilogy, the first of which I read a long ass time ago. Since I can no longer purchase books left and right, I’ve been planning on reading lots of books that have been sitting on my shelves since forever. I’m excited to pick this book up, because Jemisin’s writing is especially immersive.

The Blinding Knife Book Cover

4 – The Blinding Knife

By Brent Weeks

Another sequel to a book I read a long time ago. I’ll be honest, I still don’t understand completely what was even going on in The Black Prism, but I was entertained enough to purchase the second book. The blurb at least suggests that The Blinding Knife is a interesting, action-packed book! And it’s not all too big, so on my Summer TBR it goes!

Deviate Book Cover

5 – Dev1at3

By Jay Kristoff

I read L1fel1k3 sometime last Winter, and though it’s not my favorite Jay Kristoff book, I still enjoyed it. The final book in this trilogy, Truel1f3, will be released on 30 June, so it’s time for me to catch up! I immensely enjoyed the Mad Max vibes I got from Lifel1k3, and I’m pretty excited to see where the story will go in Dev1at3.

Assassin's Apprentice Book Cover

6 – Assassin’s Apprentice

By Robin Hobb

Here’s what I believe is a fantasy classic. This series seems very much my cup of tea, since it involves original magic and assassins. The magic in this world is known as The Wit, and can be used as a special link between human and animal. Unfortunately, the magic is abhorred by the nobility, so our main character Fitz must abandon The Wit and instead become a royal assassin. This book has been on my shelves for way too long, so I hope I’ll get to it this summer!

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7 – Archenemies

By Marissa Meyer

It seems my Summer TBR consists of only sequels to books I read a long time ago. I can’t even remember when I read Renegades, but it must’ve been a few years ago, because the final book in this trilogy came out last year. Which I also own. I love Meyer’s work, and even though Renegades was a lot slower than her other books, I still enjoyed it a lot. Archenemies isn’t a super large book, either, so I’m hoping to speed through it!

Crown of Feathers Book Cover

8 – Crown of Feathers

By Nicki Pau Preto

I bought this book a while ago, and I still haven’t read it. The physical copy is currently residing at my place in The Netherlands, but luckily I have an e-copy as well. In other words, no excuses! This book is being read this Summer. I am positively intrigued by this book, because hello, phoenix riders!

Iron Gold Book Cover

9 – Iron Gold

By Pierce Brown

It’s been a while since I finished the original Red Rising trilogy. It has become one of my all time favorites, because the story and the characters are so immensely complex. I don’t like how these books ripped my heart out and stomped on it, but I ‘ll deal with it. I’m sorta kinda ready to do it all over again with Iron Gold and the books that come after!

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10 – The Star Touched Queen

By Roshani Chokshi

I’ve read only one book by Roshani Chokshi before; The Gilded Wolves. Even though I thought the magic system was a little confusing, I enjoyed the writing and the characters. Thus, I really want to read more of Chokshi’s books, and I just so happen to have a copy of The Star Touched Queen. I’m excited to read this one, because I absolutely love stories that are set in foreign kingdoms!

Judging by my current reading speed, I will read way more than ten books this summer. But these are the ones that have caught my eye! Now I just need to decide which of these I’ll pick up first… What is on your Summer TBR?

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  1. June 16, 2020 / 11:32 am

    Assassin’s Apprentice does sound interesting!

    My TTT .

    • simonevanheijst
      June 16, 2020 / 1:54 pm

      I know right? It’s not a big book either so I can probably read it in a day or two 😊

  2. June 16, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    I love your list! There’s so many books/series that I want to read on your list!

    • simonevanheijst
      June 16, 2020 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks! I have many sequels in this list, so I can tell you that all the series in this list are awesome!😄

  3. June 16, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    Love this TBR! The star touched queen I heard is good but the sequel is even better?! And I still haven’t read The Beautiful but I’m dying to!! And that cover for the sequel… I neeed it! Awesome post 🙂

    • simonevanheijst
      June 16, 2020 / 1:56 pm

      I’m totally in love with the cover for the Damned too! I’m really excited to read the Star Touched Queen. I might pick it up after my current read😊

    • simonevanheijst
      June 16, 2020 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you! I bet they will 😊

  4. June 16, 2020 / 10:48 pm

    Time is so weird right now, isn’t it? I feel like my kids should be back in school by now because we’ve already been through the longest summer vacation EVER! LOL.

    I haven’t read any of the books you featured, but I hope you love them when you read them.

    Happy TTT!


    • simonevanheijst
      June 17, 2020 / 10:24 am

      By now I have decided that time does not exist, haha. I hope I enjoy these books too, whenever I get to them😊
      Happy TTT!

  5. June 17, 2020 / 10:54 am

    Best of luck with reading your list!

    • simonevanheijst
      June 26, 2020 / 10:24 am

      Thank you!:)

    • simonevanheijst
      June 26, 2020 / 10:24 am


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