Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Summer 2019 TBR

For the first time I’m joining the meme Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl blog.

The topic for the week is Top Ten Books on my summer 2019 TBR.

(Note:  I get my cover links from Amazon, where I’m an affiliate.)


1. The Power by Naomi Alderman

My cousin read this recently and recommended it.

2. The Overstory by Richard Powers

Besides winning the Pulitzer Prize, my sister-in-law read this and raved about it afterwards.

3. The Crossing Places (first in the Ruth Galloway Mysteries series) by Elly Griffiths

Because I’m a mystery fan, I’d better add some mysteries to the list. I’ve run across this author while visiting Book Beginnings on Friday posts, and now is the time to take a look.

4. Coming in August; A Better Man by Louise Penny

Just can’t wait!

5. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Entices the part-time foodie in me.

6. Among The Shadows: A Detective Byron Mystery (A John Byron Novel) by Bruce Robert Coffin

7. The Reluctant Detective: A C.T. Ferguson Private Investigator Mystery by Tom Fowler

The title and premise sound intriguing. Some of the later books in the series, like Daughters and Sons, have gotten great reviews.

8. The Satapur Moonstone (A Perveen Mistry Novel) by Sujata Massey

Loved some of her earlier novels, especially the fact that she sets them in less-traveled places.

9. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, No. 1) by Elizabeth George

10. Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel by Elizabeth Haynes

I’m a sucker for debut novels.

So, that is my list. It took longer to put together than I had hoped, but now I’m organized… for five minutes.

What are you reading this summer?


  1. Shan

    What a great idea! I have way more than 10 books on my TBR pile; maybe I’ll get through more of them if I prioritize them for summer this way. Curious – is this your first read of Elizabeth George? I loved her books for a long time, until I hit a wall with What Came Before He Shot Her, which I frankly hated. I gave her another try with her latest though and she’s back on my favorite authors list.

    • Roberta

      I have read many by Elizabeth George, but for some reason missed this one.

      I didn’t care for What Came Before He Shot Her either. It wasn’t a mystery because we knew who did it and it wasn’t really suspense. It felt more like backstory, which we know isn’t compelling reading.

  2. Lydia

    I second your cousin’s nomination for The Power. It’s fabulous.

    My TTT.

    • Roberta

      Thanks Lydia.
      My cousin wrote me this morning and said I need to also read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Now I don’t know which one to start first.

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