Top Ten Tuesday!

This is a weekly meme now hosted by The Artsy Girl Reader.  This week’s theme is: Books On My Summer 2019 TBR.  I am taking part in the #20Booksof Summer challenge, so that will be my first!  For the rest, I’ve chosen from the books I currently have on my bookshelf.

  1. #20Booksof Summer list here
  2. The Secret Dragon by Ed Clarke. I absolutely adore books about dragons and books set in Wales – and this has both!
  3. The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle. Whilst I read mostly fantasy, I do like a good old-fashioned historical adventure – and this one fits the bill perfectly!
  4. The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike. “The Spell wouldn’t stay on the shelf.” With a first line like that, I’m desperate to dive in.
  5. The Ice Garden by Guy Jones. This one has been on my radar for a while. I’m not sure what to expect but the blurb intrigued me: a girl who is allergic to the sun, discovering a magical garden made of ice.
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis. I read The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart over Easter and loved it. I really want to read this one to be ready for the final one which I think is being released in August.

7. The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood. I read The Legend of Podkin One-Ear just after Christmas and adored it. It is a testament to how many brilliant books are being published that I haven’t managed to read this one yet.

8. The Butterfly Circus by Francesca Armour-Chelu. Having two sisters of my own, I love reading books with sisters as the main characters. I haven’t read a book with a circus setting, so I’m looking forward to this.

9. The True Colours of Coral Glen by Juliette Forrest. Twister was brilliant so I’m looking forward to another of Juliette’s books.

10. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. This is my only YA book, but I absolutely couldn’t resist it. Katherine Arden’s review had me: “If you loved the Hogwarts Library, you’ll be right at home at Summershall. Tightly paced, hugely atmospheric, with a touch of wry humour, this book had me from its Gothic beginning right to the perfect end.”

It’s going to be a busy summer – so looking forward to it! 

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