5 On My TBR: Summer Read

Thanks to @LocalBeeHuntersNook for #5OnMyTBR – a weekly bookish meme where we share 5 books on our TBR list from prompts (which you can find here).  The prompt this week is summer reads!




→ fantasy

→ historical fiction

Circe is another mythological retelling by Madeline Miller, this time about the lesser known goddess Circe. I’ve had this on my TBR list for SO long, and after reading Song of Achilles I knew I had to read Circe as soon as I could. Sadly, this one might not actually be a summer read if my library doesn’t open before the end of summer, but it sounds like the perfect summer read amongst Greek gods and goddesses!

The House in the Cerulean Sea

→ fantasy the house in the cerulean sea

House in the Cerulean Sea is about a case worker who inspects orphanages for magical children, being sent on a classified case with ‘dangerous kids’.

I’ve seen a lot of reviews on YouTube and Goodreads describing how warm and wholesome this book is so I think it would be a perfect cosy read for the summer. I can’t wait to read it!


The Library of the Unwritten

library of the unwritten → fantasy

This series is about a library in Hell full of characters trapped in unfinished books. The librarians have to track down characters who escape in search of their authors.

The concept seems really creative and fun with LGBT+ representation so I think it will be a great summer read!


The Night Tiger

the night tiger → historical fiction

→ fantasy

Night Tiger is set in 1930s Malaysia and is about a “dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers”.

That description alone is enough to make me want to read this, but it’s also rich with mythology and explores themes like colonialism so it sounds like an amazing summer read.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

the stars and the blackness between them → young adult


The book follows two Black girls, Audre and Mabel, with very different backgrounds, who try to figure out their place in the world as both of their lives are changed drastically.

This read might not be as light as my other summer read choices, but an emotional LGBT romance which tackles so many issues is just what I’ve been looking for.


Thanks for reading! Have you read any of these? I’m definitely going to be reading what everyone elses summer reads are in #5OnMyTBR



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