My Summer TBR (To Be Read) Pile

My Summer TBR (To Be Read) Pile


I love summer – I work as hard during the summer, but something about warm air, blooming flowers and longer days make it seem easier and more enjoyable. That might not be true — as the kids are around much more, I bet I work harder. 😉 But, with all that, summer also provides the possibility of climbing into a hammock and reading. A good chair works in winter – but a hammock is a very special thing.

So I thought we might talk books today. We are here, I assume, because we all like Jane Austen. The reasons for that can vary, but it does put us in a very select group – a company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation”  and perhaps similar reading tastes. (I couldn’t resist that Persuasion line.)

What are you reading this summer? Anything you’d recommend?

Here is my fiction list for this summer – we’ll see how far I get…

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (I have started this and am thoroughly enjoying the writing and the cadence of the language. Early pages so I can’t tell you about the story yet…)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Seven Women and the Secret of their Greatness by Eric Metaxas


Your turn…


Thanks for stopping by today and sharing. Good books are spread by word of mouth – and we all love good books. 🙂








16 Responses to My Summer TBR (To Be Read) Pile

  1. I always have a summer reading list and there is always a Jane Austen book or variation on it! Can’t wait for The Austen Escape!

  2. Today I’m reading Colleen Coble’s Seagrass Pier. I plan to read some JAFF this month also.

    Have a wonderful Summer!

  3. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), my sister introduced me to BookBub a little over a year ago — I don’t know if I should hug her or hit her! My immediate TBR pile is 150 books – and that is just on my Kindle. That doesn’t include the ones I send to “Kindle for PC” for later perusal at some point. I probably average a book a day, but, like Summer said in her comment, I impulsively (compulsively?) keep getting more. Everyone has something they collect – for me it is books.

    Speaking of Summer Hanford, I just received one of her “Ladies Always Shoot First” half-hour reads today. Will have to move it to the top of the pile 🙂

  4. I have a huge list of titles on my TBR list but summer is the time of year where I don’t get as much reading done so I don’t know how much of my list I’ll get to this year.
    Some of the JAFF titles are:
    The Journey by Jan Hahn
    Memory by Linda Wells
    Mr Darcy Came to Dinner by Jack Caldwell

    I recently finished Darcy By Any Other Name and really enjoyed it.

    • I have Darcy By Any Other Name by Laura Hile on my TBR list as well but it is a bit further down since I have soo many other great looking books on my TBR list (including The Journey by Jan Hahn & Mr Darcy Came to Dinner by Jack Caldwell)

  5. That’s a really difficult question, and it’s all my kindle’s fault. I’m a terrible one for putting books I want to read on there, or samples of them, and piling it full, meaning to work my way through it, impulsively buying something new . . . All I can hope is to list the categories of books in it, because I have too many piled up for titles. There’s JAFFs, Regency, History and Fantasy. It all depends on my mood. My reading plans are also thrown off by my collection of fantasy books, most especially YA fantasy books, that I’ve already read (we won’t mention how many times) and will reread again whenever I miss them too much.

  6. I usually read a book a day so a list for the summer would be very extensive and most of them I haven’t found yet but…

    My highlight this summer will be Sharon Lathan ‘s “Hope of the future ” . Hopefully released during the summer.
    I have “Unwilling” By Elizabeth Adams and “The abominable Mr Darcy” By J. King purchased and awaiting on Kindle.

    And last but not least, I will reread “Seven Brandies” on ff by WadeH. I have never laughed so hard at any book ever before…

    • I just finished reading Unwilling: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by, Elizabeth Adams and thought it was really good although I did enjoy her book “The Houseguest a Pride and Prejudice Vagary” more.

  7. My current TBR list is
    Haunting Mr. Darcy: a spirited courtship by, KaraLynne Mackrory
    When Mary Met the Colonel: A Pride and Prejudice Novella by, Victoria Kincaid
    Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet by, P.O. Dixon
    Mr. Darcy’s letter by, Abigail Reynolds
    Assumed Engagement by, Kara Louise

    I am not sure if I will get to them all or maybe I will end up changing it but they are my current plan and I plan to start Haunting Mr. Darcy: a spirited courtship by, KaraLynne Mackrory next since I just finished Unwilling: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by, Elizabeth Adams.

    • Love Bewitched, portraits a very strong Lizzy.The letters I really enjoyed but had a little issue because Lizzy was a bit stupid in the beginning. Assumed engagement I loved, there is a especially heart – wrenching part at Pemberley when Darcy regains his consciousness. I like to be moved…

      • So many great books! Thanks for sharing them here. Some are getting added to my list too. Thanks for the insight too, Elin. Can’t wait to read these… KBR

      • Thanks for sharing your opinions on these books. Assumed Engagement sounded like it had a good plot and I have read a few other books by that author so I have been thinking of getting it for myself as an early birthday present.

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