Spring & Summer 2022 TBR // sunny stories for sunnier days

Hey everyone, what’s up?

Me? Nothing much, except basking in the glory of having solved today’s (at the time of writing) wordle IN TWO TRIES. Pretty good, huh?

Speaking of basking, SPRING IS HERE! Ok yeah there’s still a few days for it to be official, but it’s spring-ey enough already where I live for me to write this post.

And of course, it was about thyme spring came. What a re-leaf it is here, isn’t it? My favourite season of the year always puts a little spring in my step. (yep spring puns are superior)

Well I could go on about my love for spring but then we’d be here all day so let’s proceed to what we are actually here to talk about. I gave up on monthly tbrs a long time ago (one of the many quirks of my mood reader-ness) but there have been a lot of contemporaries (and also a fair amount of non-contemporaries) lately that have been catching my eye (read: i’m DYING to read them) and a certain lot particularly give off summer-y and spring vibes (the two seasons are sort of merged in my country) so I thought why not compile a list?

Without further ado, I present to you part of my to-be-read list for the next few sunny months!

tahira in bloom: That cover alone had me sighing contentedly, and the synopsis is the cherry on top because plants! rivals to lovers! and bonus points for all the SPRING VIBES.

geekerella: I haven’t read a lot of retellings (*ahem* no retellings actually, but let’s overlook that) so when Anoushka recommended this to me, I knew I had to give it a try! And I know for a fact that she has got remarkable taste.

i was born for this: Can you really call yourself a contemporary reader if you haven’t read Alice Oseman? (um yeah that’s why I don’t call myself one. yet.) This one looks worthy of being my first Oseman book, what with boy bands and that summery yellow cover.

the sun is also a star : I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about this one and there’s actually a sun in the title and on the cover (i… hope that’s a sun? albeit a very colourful one??). What more could i need?

recommended for you: Books within books never fail to disappoint after all do they? Plus there’s tons of rivalry.

1500 miles from the sun: This sounds absolutely adorable and all the points for sun in the title. I’d actually started listening to the audiobook a while back but my subscription ended before i listened to a chapter so gonna do this again.

a far wilder magic: i’ve heard nothing but awesome things about this one, and I did sort of enjoy Down Comes The Night after all and there’s A. MAGICAL. FOXHUNT.

tokyo ever after: Identity struggles? Lots of drama? “Just found out I am literally royalty”?? yes, yes and YES. This looks a little like The Royal Treatment (fantastic movie btw) in book form which means I have to read it.

fable: After reading In Deeper Waters, I seem to be craving another good pirate-y fantasy and this seems like a perfect choice!

the girls i’ve been: I’ve got a copy of this waiting on my shelves since christmas, and it’s been a while since a read and enjoyed a thriller soo pinning my hopes on this one!

opposite of always: Time travel in a contemporary?? Now this I have got to see.

tweet cute: when you get the chance might just have been the best contemporary i’ve ever read, now watch me as I proceed to devour every other book Emma Lord has written. The woman’s a genius.

And that’s the end of my planned tbr! Chances are I might end up reading these in October when everyone else is reading spooky but wishful thinking never hurt anyone, did it?

Have you read any of these? What’s on your spring tbr? Which is your favourite season? Let’s chat in the comments!

~ Rachel

18 thoughts on “Spring & Summer 2022 TBR // sunny stories for sunnier days

  1. I’ve heard of many of these, but the only one I actually read was “The Sun Is Also A Star”. It’s such an amazing book!
    I don’t usually have set tbrs. I’m more of a mood reader, but I usually have an idea of books I want to read. I definitely want to read “Sunkissed” by Kasie West, as well as her new book that’s coming out in May, this summer!

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  2. OKAY IS THIS A REMINDER THAT I HAVE TOO MANY CONTEMPORARIES I STILL NEED TO GET TO TOO?? No like literally ALL of these are on my TBR 😭😭 AND WHAT IS THAT MENTION OF ANOUSHKA HAVING REMARKABLE TASTE I HEAR?? I REALLY hope you love Geekerella (mostly because I still need people believing I have great taste)! I dnf-ed Tokyo ever after about halfway through, most of the things/situations seemed to be too… Uncomplicated to seem realistic? Idk, but I hope you have much better luck with it! I NEED TO READ ALICE OSEMAN AND TAHIRA IN BLOOM AND A FAR WILDER MAGIC AND ALSO FABLE AND THE GIRLS I’VE BEEN (all of these basically) SO BAD! Would you perhaps like to buddy read any of them? AND THE COVER OF TAHIRA IN BLOOM IS GORGEOUS!

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    1. YEAH LIKE THAT WAS THE MOTIVE OF POSTING THIS, REMINDING YOU.
      oof as much as my huge ego hates to admit it, you do have amazing taste i’ll give you that.
      aw tough luck with tokyo ever after, i’ve seen lots of mixed reviews so i’m excited? but also nervous??
      YES TO BUDDY READING,,, i’ll dm you later and we can set up the plan.
      I KNOW RIGHT?? ITS ONE OF THE BEST COVERS I’VE EVER SEEN 😭

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    2. i’m just scrolling thru the commends and then i see tHAT ANOUSHKA HASN’T READ ALICE OSEMON WHAT-
      OUR FRIENSHIP IS BEING TESTED KGFGFHGSHSFH
      *folds arms and glares*

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    1. ITS CALLED TALENT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN (it was mostly guesswork lol i was surprised too)
      omg yeah i’ve heard so many good things about it?? and its emma lord so i have to read it

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  3. HI CAN WE JUST GUSH ABOUT THE STUNNINGNESS OF THE COVER OF TAHIRA IN BLOOM?? IT’S SO PRETTYYYY AHKSSIIUWIR HOW CAN A BOOK COVER BE SO PRETTY??? It’s like the perfect spring read 😂
    ALSO SPRING IS MY FAVOURITE SEASON AS WELL!! is it because my birthday falls on spring ? yes completely. BUT ALSO SO MANY FLOWERS BLOOMING!! *it’s still mainly because of my birthday shh*
    and ahhh geekerella is such a cute contemporary read eek!! AND AHH HOPING YOU LOVE THE ALICE OSEMAN-VERSE!! I haven’t read I was born for this , but I have read radio silence and the heartstopper comics, AND LET ME TELL YOU ,THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL!!! hope you enjoy it!!
    The Sun is also a star is one of the most cutest and heartwarming books I’ve ever read, hope you adore it as much as I did!!
    A FAR WILDER MAGIC!!! MAGICAL FOXHUNT?? I NEED THIS NOW!!
    ahhh hope you lovee all of thesee!!!

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    1. YES WE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY DO THAT BECAUSE THAT COVER IS SO GORGEOUS ITS A BOON TO MY EYES.
      samee MY BIRTHDAY FALLS IN SPRING TOO THATS BASICALLY WHY I LOVE THE SEASON all that about blooming was just an excuse to justify it (also when exactly is your bday?? mine’s on 28th march!)
      yepp geekerella does get a lot of hype. OH YES i was born for this no longer cam be my first oseman book BECAUSE I STARTED READING HEARTSTOPPER (i’m on Vol 3) AND MY HEART IS SO FULL.
      yayy so happy to hear that, i love cutesy books!!
      MAGICAL FOXHUNT WAS EXACTLY WHY I’M EXCITED FOR IT eeep
      thank you suhani!!

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      1. YAY BIRTHDAY BUDDIES!!
        yes i did see the trailer, its been all over the internet… in fact it was in honour of the show coming out that i finally decided to read the books!!

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  4. I LOVED the spring puns! 🤣🤣🤣 You’re totally right, Rachel, they’re way superior! 😇

    I haven’t read any of these books, though. However, Geekarella has always sounded very intriguing to me, and I do want to read all of Alice Oseman’s books eventually – so maybe you’re in luck and you’ll be able to gush about them with me eventually! 😁

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  5. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T READ ALICE OSEMON GO READ ‘RADIO SILENCE’ ASAP CHILD-
    *horrified look*
    i will literally cry if you don’t read radio silence it’s my pRIDE AND JOY AND PAIN ok?? i hope you enjoy ‘i was born for this’! i’ve heard so much about the book ❤

    the cover of 'tahira in bloom' is GORGEOUS and that's the only reason the book is going to be on my tbr 😪
    i hope you enjoy 'recommended for you'- it sounds amazing!

    and yes, spring supremacy 🙌 (WHY AM I A WINTER CHILD) it's my favourite season too!! (and is also arguably, the most pretty ❤

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    1. YESS NOW I HAVE ACTUALLY (the heartstopper comics) BUT NOT RADIO SILENCE but i promise i will get to it someday.
      eep well that cover sure was gorgeous,, unfortunately i dnf’ed it bc i just wasnt invested but i hope you have a better experience!!
      YAY SPRING SUPREMACY (dont worry, we accept winter children into our fanclub too😌)

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