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Top Ten Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

June 28: Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Here are ten books (that don’t come under next weeks ‘Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022’) that I’m excited to read over July, August and September. Most of these are for yearlong readathon challenges, and then I’ll mood read around them.

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Jane Austen July 2022 TBR

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Jane Austen July is a fairly self-explanatory, month-long readathon all about reading Jane Austen and related works. I’ve took part in 2020 — I enjoyed both Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan — but missed it last year. Since I’ve still got all the other Austen novels to read, I’m determined to knock out at least one this year.

The readathon is hosted by  Katie @ Books and Things, Marissa @ Blatantly Bookish and Claudia @ Spinster’s Library.

Announcement video, with all the information, prompts and suggestions, here.

There are 7 prompts, but I’ll be keeping this very simple and missing out a couple.

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Jane Austen July is a fairly self-explanatory, month-long readathon all about reading Jane Austen and related works. I’ve took part in 2020 — I enjoyed both Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan — but missed it last year. Since I’ve still got all the other Austen novels to read, I’m determined to knock out at least one this year.

The readathon is hosted by  Katie @ Books and Things, Marissa @ Blatantly Bookish and Claudia @ Spinster’s Library.

Announcement video, with all the information, prompts and suggestions, here.

There are 7 prompts, but I’ll be keeping this very simple and missing out a couple.

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Top Ten Books with a Alexandrite Birthstone Cover

Last week I stole a TTT theme from Dini @ Dini Panda Reads, and her Diamond cover themed Top Ten to make my own June Top Eleven Books with Pearl Birthstone Covers. Luckily, June actually has three really cool birthstones, so for today’s freebie I’m doing covers based on the second, alexandrite.

The Birthstone Cover series was created by Leslie @ Books Are the New Black. You can check out her first post (with pearl covers) here.

Alexandrite is really neat, because it actually changes colour depending upon the light it’s in. It daylight, it’s a blue-green teal, and under artificial light it’s purple. I’d love to own a piece of jewellery with a chunk of alexandrite one day but, at the moment, it’s out of my price range.

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The Book Blogger Memory Challenge

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I spotted this tag on The Corner of Laura. Check out her answers too. I thought this would be quick and fun, and I good way to remind myself of books I’ve otherwise forgotten.

The tag was created by Laura @ Laura’s Book Reviews.

The Rules

  • You have to answer the prompts without using the internet or looking at your bookshelves.
  • Your answers have to all come from memory!
  • Make sure to link to the person who originally tagged you.
  • Once you’re done, you can tag five other people if you’d like.
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Top Eleven Books with Pearl Birthstone Covers

June 14: Pearl birthstone covers

The official prompt is — June 14: Books I Wish Had An Epilogue — which I didn’t feel like doing.

So… I’ve shamelessly stolen a theme from Dini @ Dini Panda Reads. A few weeks ago she took inspiration from her birthstone to do a Diamond cover themed Top Ten. Go see how gorgeous they all look together! Since June is my birth month, I wanted to give it a shot. June’s stones are Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone, with pearl being the most commonly listed.

The Birthstone Cover series was created by Leslie @ Books Are the New Black. You can check out her first post (with pearl covers) here.

For pearl I wanted to pick out covers that, yes, had the obvious ‘cream’ look that pearls have, but that also brought to mind the pastel sheen they get when twisted and turned to the light.

This was fun to play around with and I’ll definitely be coming back to try both alexandrite and moonstone soon.

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TrekAThon Round 3 – Enemies and Allies

You have been assigned to the USS Enterprise.

With the Senior crew occupied on a dangerous away mission, you have been given control of the ship. It should be quiet and uneventful.

Suddenly — and for reasons that remain unclear — an interplanetary dispute breaks out while Starfleet Command is unreachable. Without Kirk, Spock or the other experienced staff to decide a course of action, it’s up to you to make the best of it.

Ten alien races stand in conflict with each other and with the Enterprise. In order to protect the ship and your fellow crewmen, you must decide who to attempt an alliance with and who to engage in battle.

Be prepared to give your report to Starfleet Command once the conflict has passed.

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