Top Ten Tuesday:  Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this summer. If no publication date was noted, that book has already been released.

1. This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart, #2) by Kalynn Bayron

Why I Want to Read It: I must confess that I haven’t read This Poison Heart yet, but I’m still quite curious about this series and hope the release of the sequel will encourage me to begin it.


2. TJ Powar Has Something to Prove  by Jesmeen Kaur Deo

Why I Want to Read It: I’ve never read a book about a character who struggles with feeling too hairy before.


3.The Beach Trap by Ali Brady

Why I Want to Read It: Imagine accidentally discovering your friend is actually your sibling! I’ve always dreamed of having a sister.


4. Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder by Saundra Mitchell

Why I Want to Read It: Science fiction anthologies are some of my favorite things to read.


5. Donut Disturb by Ellie Alexander

Why I Want to Read It: The pun in it made me laugh, and summer is a great time for a cozy mystery.


6. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publication Date: July 19

Why I Want to Read It: The Island of Doctor Moreau is one of those classic novels whose premise intrigues me but whose writing style has never been something I’ve been able to get into. I hope that Ms. Moreno-Garcia’s take on the subject will be a fresh, modern one that breathes new life into it.


7. A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps

Publication Date: July 22

Why I Want to Read It: I’d never pondered how someone learns how to murder others before. The title made me laugh but also made me think about the dark side of it. My fingers are crossed that this will be a funny read instead of a somber one.


8. Twice as Perfect  by Louisa Onomé

Publication Date: July 26

Why I Want to Read It: I’m a perfectionist, too. I liked Adanna as soon as the blurb mentioned her overpowering need to be perceived as a good kid who always does the right thing. That’s a lot of pressure for anyone to bear.


9. How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) by Cristina Fernandez

Publication Date: August 2

Why I Want to Read It: The title made me giggle.


10. Camp Scare by Delilah S Dawson

Publication Date: August 2

Why I Want to Read It: I attended camp with my parents and siblings, but I disliked bugs and humidity too much to sign up for parent-free camps when I was a kid. (I liked having the option of telling my parents that I was done with nature and then maybe going home early. Hehe). Now that I’m an adult, I do like reading about summer camps, though! This looks like a delicious fun and scary camp story for sure.



  1. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau? Wow, trust Silvia Moreno-Garcia to mix up the fantasy and the horror in just the right blend. Where does she come up with these ideas?!

  2. This Wicked Fate and the second Ellie Alexander book are on my list. I can’t wait to read them.

  3. Some of these titles are too funny. I think my favorite is How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying). Looks like a really fun list. 🙂

  4. Anita@seriesbooklover says

    I hope you get to read your books soon

  5. Great list! I have to say, This Poison Heart is such a great series, and The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is probably a lot easier to stomach than the original – Silvia Moreno-Garcia is incredibly talented!

  6. I have Daughter of Moreau on my TBR list as well and A Beginner’s Guide to Murder sounds great. This is such a great theme but dangerous because I’m discovering SO many MORE books to add to my TBR! Thanks for the visit.

  7. So many fun books on your summer reading list! The Beach Trap looks like a lot of fun, as does How to Date a Superhero. And I think I’m going to have to check Camp Scare out. 😀 Thanks for commenting on my blog earlier.

  8. I’ve seen The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on a few people’s lists. Some other great looking books there – especially Donut Disturb by Ellie Alexander. I want to get back into these sorts of books!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  9. Great list! I hadn’t heard of TJ Powar Has Something to Prove but I’m intrigued.

  10. You have some awesome. books on your list. I’m going to add some of them to my own TBR. I hope you enjoy them all when you get to them. Thanks for stopping by my blog 😀

  11. The Beach Trap sounds fun. I’ve been really liking SF anthologies lately too. Some stories will be hit or miss, of course, but I like the variety.

    Moreau sounds fun too, and I’m the same- never read the original but intrigued by it.

  12. This is such a great TBR! I hope you get to all of these. I have seen, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau everywhere! I hope you enjoy it!!

  13. I’ve been wanting to read more Silvia Moreno-Garcia since reading and loving Mexican Gothic–thanks for the reminder! I hope you enjoy these.

  14. I’ve already heard some good things about The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. Going to have to add that one to my Wishlist.

  15. I love donuts, so that Donut Disturb book has me interested.

  16. I really want to read This Poison Heart and This Wicked Fate, too! I’ve heard amazing things about both of them. My library just ordered them, but a coworker has already called dibs and is at the top of the hold list, so I’ll have to wait. xD

    I’d also never heard of How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying), but like you, I absolutely LOVE that title!

  17. Lots of good stuff here.Beach Trap–I like the cute cover. Thanks for reading my TTT!

  18. I’ve been meaning to read This Poison Heart for so long. Hope you enjoy this sequel and all the other books on your list.

  19. Some beautiful book covers there. I hope you can get to read them all very soon.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which has twelve books this week.

  20. I haven’t read an Ellie Alexander cozy in awhile! I hope you enjoy these!

  21. Everything I’ve read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been great, and her books are all very different. I hope you enjoy it!

  22. You have a few great ones on here. The Beginners Guide to Murder just has to grab my attention.

    Hope you get to reading all of them soon!

    Elza Reads

  23. The cover for This Wicked Fate looks so good! Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!

  24. The Beach Trap looks cute!

  25. I like Delilah Dawson’s Tales of Pell series so Camp Scare caught my eye. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau also looks good but I’m one of the few people who didn’t absolutely love Mexican Gothic, though I did like it well enough. I’ll probably give the newer one a try at some point.

  26. I really enjoyed The Daughter of Doctor Moreau 🙂

  27. I just checked out This Wicked Fate from the library so I hope to read This Poison Heart and This Wicked Fate this month!

    I also am excited for Camp Scare!

    Good luck with your list 🙂

  28. I’m so curious to see how Silvia Moreno-Garcia will take Dr. Moreau. I did read it since its so small but you are right that the writing style isn’t overly great.

  29. I hope all of these are great reads for you!

  30. This list is so good! I see lots of exciting titles on here, especially Out There and Camp Scare – I’m looking forward to both of those. 😀 Enjoy!

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