☀️ Happy Summer Solstice! Celebrating with an Unrealistic Summer TBR 📚

Hello, lovely readers! Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than by diving into a brand-new reading list? I’ve decided to share my VERY unrealistic TBR (To-Be-Read) list for the summer. 😅 Let’s be real—I know I’m probably setting myself up for failure, but hey, c'est la vie!

Without further ado, here (in no particular order) are just a FEW of the books from my massive TBR pile that I’d love to tackle this summer:

Thrillers

  • Malicia by Steven Dos Santos
  • One of Our Kind by Nicola Yoon

Stories

  • The Best That You Can Do by Amina Gautier
  • Never Whistle at Night, edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

Literary Fiction

  • How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

Historical Fiction

  • The American Queen by Vanessa Miller

Romance

  • The Truth According to Ember by Danica Nava
  • Four Eids and a Funeral by Adiba Jaigirdar and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (YA Romance)

Graphic Novel/Horror

  • The Night Eaters by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Fantasy

  • Masquerade by J. Sangoyomi
  • The Maid and the Crocodile by Jordan Ifueko
  • Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
  • Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi (after re-reading books 1 & 2 of course!)
  • So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole

Contemporary YA

  • Eighteen Roses by Shannon C.F. Rogers

Essays/Nature

  • World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

SciFi/Afro-futurism

  • Africa Risen (Anthology)
  • Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

So, that’s 18 books for July and August… yeah, not happening! But it’ll be a lot of fun TRYING! 😁

Join the Conversation!

⁉ Do we have any books in common? Have you read any of these and highly recommend them? Let me know!

If you want to join me in a "buddy read" (with little expectations because I suck at those too), you can buy any of the books at Tuma's Books. 💜

Here’s to a summer filled with sunshine, relaxation, and (hopefully) lots of reading! Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! ☀️📚

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