Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Red, White, & Blue Books in My Summer TBR

Hello loves and Happy Tuesday!!! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl since January 16, 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Tomorrow is 4th of July here in the U.S., so I wanted to share some Red, White, and Blue books in my Summer TBR. I’m really hoping to read these before the summer ends, but who knows… I change my mind all the time and always find new pretties. And while I usually read YA contemporaries about 95% of the time during summer, I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit and picked some fantasy books. I also kind of really need to knock off as many books off of my TBR… so yeah.

Anyway, here are the TOP TEN RED, WHITE, & BLUE BOOKS IN MY SUMMER 2018 TBR.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

Blood Cure by K.A. Linde

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser


Flight Season by Marie Marquardt 

Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon

Good Luck With That  by Kristan Higgins

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning 

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

What do you think? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below.

For those of you celebrating, Happy 4th of July!!! Hope you all have a fun, festive, and safe holiday!

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading!


Summer Reads: The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy Spotlight



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The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2017


Seventeen-year-old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better.

She’s given a “homework” assignment to create two lists. One with nothing but happy memories and thoughts on it (otherwise known as the ‘happy rainbow farting unicorns list’). And the other with everything negative that Ellie thinks contributed to “the” day she could no longer cope.

So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the rumor mill.

So when nice guy, Ky Laramie, walks into her life, Ellie instantly puts her shields up. But as she gets to know him and his family, she wonders if she can dare to put herself out there again. Because as everyone knows, once a candle is lit, the wind can always blow it out. And Ellie couldn’t handle it if Ky ends up atop of the D.B. List.




Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California.Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids)—she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights.When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.


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