Upcoming Reads | Summer 2019 TBR

Having just finished my freshman year of college, I definitely didn’t read as much as I would have liked in the past year. With that said, here are some of the books I’m currently planning to read in the three months I have off from school (I’m probably not going to get to all of them, but here’s to hoping!):


  • Each title is linked to the book’s Goodreads page!
  • If I have a review for the book, it will be beneath the title (I will keep this updated)!
  • *This symbol means this book is not currently released, and I will be reading an ARC version of it. For more information on how I get my ARCs, see this page.

Young Adult

  1. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio (Contemporary)
    1. The author’s a booktuber! I’ve been watching her videos for a long time (channel: polandbananasbooks) and have been inspired by her reviewing and writing journey, so I’m really excited to read her book!
    2. Also – haven’t really read many YA books about college, so, as a college student, that should be interesting…
    3. My review
  2. 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons (Romance)*
    1. The author’s a booktuber!
    2. Release Date: August 7, 2019
    3. My review
  3. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Romance/Contemporary)
    1. Indian American YA Author!
    2. My review
  4. As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon (Romance/Contemporary)
    1. Indian American YA Author!
  5. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (Romance/Contemporary)
    1. Indian American YA Author!
  6. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Romance/Contemporary)
    1. Trying to give Rainbow Rowell another chance?
  7. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater (Nonfiction)
    1. Re-reading (very captivating writing for nonfiction)
    2. YA Nonfiction (haven’t read much of this!)
    3. Diverse Lit (LGBT)
  8. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Contemporary)
    1. My review! (Spoiler Free)
    2. Re-reading
    3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book despite not liking any of his other books…
    4. Diverse YA Lit (deals with teen mental health/anxiety)
  9. Something In Between by Melissa de la Cruz (Contemporary)
    1. Re-reading
    2. Diverse YA Lit (first book about undocumented immigration I’ve read)
    3. This book had a pretty big impact on me. Fun fact: talked about it in my college admissions essays!
  10. Sadie by Courtney Summers (Mystery)
    1. Don’t usually read mystery, but a friend recommended it and I’ve heard a lot of great things!
  11. The Book Thief  by Marcus Zusak (Historical Fiction)
    1. HIS WRITING STYLE (insert heart eye emojis…a lot of them)
  12. We Are Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar (Historical Fiction)*
    1. Diverse YA Lit (LGBT)
    2. 1980s New York City! Haven’t read anything set in this time period before!
    3. Release Date: September 3, 2019
  13. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Historical Fiction)
    1. Diverse YA Lit (LGBT)
    2. I started reading this last summer but had to return it to the library and never got back to it 🙁 It was so good though I need to finish it.
  14. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Historical Fiction)
    1. Setting: 1940s Lithuania
    2. Picked this book up from a library bookstore a while ago and haven’t read it yet!
  15. There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool (Fantasy)*
    1. LOVE Katy!! I’ve met her and she is the absolute sweetest and I am so excited to read her book!
    2. Release Date: September 3, 2019
    3. My review
  16. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (Fantasy)
    1. Asian-American Author!
    2. Joan is so incredibly funny, and after meeting her, I’m so inspired by her path to becoming a writer. I’m also so excited to read another book that explores Asian-American culture by an Asian-American author!
  17. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Fantasy)
    1. Diverse YA Lit (LGBT)
    2. I don’t know too much about this book, but a friend recommended it to me and I’m excited to try it out!
  18. Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Fantasy, Science Fiction)
    1. Asian-American Author!
    2. Love this genre!
    3. Recommended by a friend
  19. Warcross by Marie Lu (Science Fiction, Fantasy)
    1. My review! (Spoiler Free)
    3. Also I love this genre 🙂
  20. They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera (Romance/Dystopia)
    1. Diverse YA Lit (LGBT)
    2. The author’s a booktuber!
    3. Love this genre!


  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Classics, Fiction, Romance)
    1. I love Jane Austen.
    2. Trying to read at least one of her books every summer?! (Not counting my annual re-read of P&P haha :P)


  1. Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking (Science)
    1. Started reading this book in January; want to finish it, it was really intriguing!
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama (Autobiography)
    1. Somewhat started it in December; don’t usually read too many autobiographies, but I look up to Michelle Obama (as does basically everyone on the planet), and want to read what she has to say!
  3. Google It: A History of Google by Anna Crowley Redding (History, Science)
    1. Almost finished with this book!
    2. So interesting; love the multimedia style
    3. Super easy read

One response to “Upcoming Reads | Summer 2019 TBR”

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