Top Ten Tuesday #24

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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books on My Summer 2022 TBR

This week’s prompt is hard for me because I’m a mood reader. I might plan to read specific books because either they fit a challenge, they’re for book club, or I just want to read them. The problem is if I’m not in the mood, there’s no amount of obligation that can force me to read a book. With that being said, here are ten books I’d like to read this spring, mood permitting:

The first six of these ten are books I haven’t read yet and ones I really want to read. The two Narnia books are because I’m a bit behind on the Narniathon, and the two Harry Potter books are because I started a reread of the series in 2020 and I didn’t get to the last two.

What about you? Which books are on your Summer 2022 TBR? Do we have any in common?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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  1. Kay
    Kay says:

    I’m a mood reader too, I love doing the lists but I rarely stick to it (I read 8 out of 10 last season, which was my biggest success so far). The Stardust Thief looks good to me. Have a great summer and happy reading!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Good job on reading 8 out of you 10 books on your TBR last season. That’s amazing! I only read 4, but I’m still proud of that considering the mood thing. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yep, exactly. I like to have a vague idea as well so I can plan and request things from the library if I need to. I’m a mood reader AND I’m a planner. They don’t always work well with each other, lol. 😀

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  2. Louise Hallett
    Louise Hallett says:

    I don’t do reading lists as I’m just setting myself up for failure by not being in the mood to read the books and then feeling disappointed in myself when I avoid them. Your list is amazing though and I’d definitely read most of the books on there.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. I used to not make reading lists because of being a mood reader. I realized that I like to have a vague idea so I can plan and request things from the library if I need to. I’m a mood reader AND I’m a planner. They don’t always work well with each other, lol. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve heard such great things about SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD. I’m super excited to read it. The Harry Potter audio books are fantastic. I may read the last two via audio book so I can read while I’m unpacking. 😀

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lark! 😀 I’ve noticed quite a few people are mood readers and then I know some people who can power through any book. It’s really interesting to me.

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  3. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    So many good books. I enjoyed Dating Dr. Dil and Where the Crawdads Sing is one of my favorites. (I just saw the movie trailer for Where the Crawdads Sing!)

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’m really excited to read both of these. I really hope I can finish WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING before the movie releases next month. We’ll see how much time I have after the move this weekend. 😀

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  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    I’m the same with my reading moods. I bet the cary Elwes one will be fun, and your list is making me want to revisit Narnia one of these days. 🙂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I think AS YOU WISH will be fun too. I’ve heard it is, anyway. 😀 The Narnia reread has been fun. I’m not really looking forward to these last two, though. They’re my least favorite of the series. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy them more this second time around.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Leslie! 😀 I’m glad to hear you loved THE STARDUST THIEF, DATING DR. DIL, and LADY MIDNIGHT. I’m so excited to read all three of them. Good luck with getting WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING read before the movie comes out. I’m trying to do the same.

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  5. FangirlFlax
    FangirlFlax says:

    I think Where the Crawdads Sing is going to be huge this summer, with the film so close! I haven’t read it, but the film trailer makes me want to. I hope you enjoy these!

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  6. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    My next BC book is “The Violin Conspiracy” and I’m (as usual) reading some mysteries. I just got the latest Dr. Ruth Galloway mystery and I’m excited about that.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I understand. I was trying to have WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by the end of May, and then it turned to June, and now it’s hopefully before the movie comes out next month. 😀 Ç’est la vie!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I don’t know most of the books coming out anymore either. I know some from following other blogs, but I don’t pay close attention to book releases unless it’s something I’m really looking forward to. 😀 I like to keep reading and blogging as easy and stress-free as possible.

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  7. Jennifer | Book Den
    Jennifer | Book Den says:

    I hope you love Where the Crawdads Sing. I didn’t connect with it right away, but once I did, I loved it. I started listening to As You Wish, and I never finished. I don’t know why! It was great.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks! 😀 I hope I do too. So far, I like what I’ve read. And, I totally get starting a book and then not finishing it even though you’re enjoying it. I’ve done that too. It just wasn’t the right time for it, I guess. 😉

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  8. Amber
    Amber says:

    I’m excited to try The Stardust Thief! I think I read Sean Griswald’s Head yeaaaars ago… at least, I remember seeing it around and having fond memories of it haha.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      The Stardust Thief sounds so good, doesn’t it? I’ve heard such great things. I’m excited to read it too. And, lol, about Sean Griswold’s Head. I sometimes can’t remember if I’ve read a book or not, but still have fond memories. Our minds are so weird sometimes. 😀

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  9. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    I listened to As You Wish when it first came out. I loved hearing Cary Elwes narrate it himself. It was a lot of fun!

    My list is contingent on my mood too. The bad thing is that when I add a book to my list, it’s usually the last thing I feel like reading. I guess I’m just contrary like that.

    I hope you enjoy these when/if you read them!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’ve thought of listening to the audiobook because Cary Elwes narrates it, but I already own the physical book so I’ll probably just read it, lol.

      I understand about being contrary. I’m the same way, lol.

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  10. Jaime
    Jaime says:

    I just finished the audiobook for Where the Crawdads Sing and I enjoyed it so much more than I expected since it’s not really a genre I read a ton of.

    I should also totally put that As You Wish book on my TBR!

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