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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!