Top Ten Tuesday | Summer 2018 Book Recommendations


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey, friends! Okay, so the “real” topic this week is actually “Books to Read by the Pool/At the Beach” but I also thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about some summer (in the US) releases I’m hyped for! This week I’m going to talk about some books that I’ve already read, that will be released in Summer 2018, and then next week I will talk about some books that are releasing in Summer 2018 that I haven’t read yet, but really want to! And without further ado here are eight Summer 2018 books I’ve read, really enjoyed, and completely recommend:

(And click on each title for my full thoughts and full trigger and content warnings!)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman – ★★★★★
June 26th, 2018 by Greenwillow Books

“We fell in love with all those myths about powerful gods being vulnerable, about humans becoming heroes. Such stories taught us about mythology, about the beauty of folktales and legends, and about how stories of gods and goddesses are also stories about the human heart. But we never found similar compilations that were distinctly Asian.”

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – ★★★★★
July 10th, 2018 by Del Rey

“The real story isn’t half as pretty as the one you’ve heard.”

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover – ★★★
July 17th, 2018 by Atria Books

“The problem is, love and happiness are not concordant. One can exist without the other.”

Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen – ★★★★★
July 17th, 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

“As the descent begins, I hold on to one truth: I am more than what they would make of me.”

Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1) by Bree Barton – ★★★
July 31st, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

“Once upon a time, in a castle carved of stone, a girl plotted murder.”

Fresh Ink: An Anthology edited by Lamar Giles – ★★★★★
August 14th, 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

“More often than not, if I ran across a character who shared my race and gender in a book he was a gross stereotype, comic relief, token sidekick, or, depending on genre (I’m looking at you, science fiction, fantasy, and horror), there to die so the real hero could fight another day.”

Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood – ★★★★★
August 28th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen

“Here’s how to fulfill a prophecy: you are a woman, you speak the truth, and the world makes you into a liar.”

Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud – ★★★★★
August 28th, 2018 by Flatiron Books

“On a small moon orbiting a large planet, in a small farmhouse in a small village, there was a box, and in this box was a feather.”

Okay, friends, those are the eight Summer 2018 releases I’ve read so far! And I know I’m totally biased, but I hope you all go out and buy A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman on the 26th! I mean, what better way to start this summer than with an ownvoices anthology about Asian myths? The correct answer: there isn’t a better way, so go buy it! Also, I love you all and be sure to get hyped for my second favorite post of the year to make, which will be live on the official first day of summer, the 21st! ☀👙🍦

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46 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Summer 2018 Book Recommendations

    1. Yesssss! Gosh, I just love the Nyxia series so much! I hope you enjoy it, love. And Toil and Trouble was so damn perfect. I can’t wait to gush with you over that one. Especially the last story. Ahhhh! Happy reading, my love! 💛✨


  1. Ahh, I need to read my copy of Spinning Silver soon. I’m also really looking forward to Fresh Ink, and no bias either! but A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is one of my favorite reads this year so far!

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    1. I so completely agree, Justine! And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Spinning Silver, love! I hope you enjoy! And I hope whatever you’re reading now is five star worthy! 💗xx


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