Six Books On My Summer 2021 TBR

It has been a while since I did a Top Ten Tuesday. This is the weekly meme managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today I will share the books I’m going to read this summer. I finally was able to go to the library again. So I borrowed a big pile of books for the following months.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
I have this habit of reading a book by Isabel Allende each year. Last year this one was on my TBR, but I haven’t read it yet. This month I will finally get to it. I’m quite sure I will enjoy it just as much as the other books I read from Isabel Allende. A Long Petal of the Sea follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
After reading Between Shades of Gray two years ago, I was determined to read more books by Ruta Sepetys. So when I found the Dutch edition of this book at my library, I immediately borrowed it. Just like A Long Petal of the Sea, it’s historical fiction about Spain.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
My mother discovered this book in a little free library and gave it to me. Coincidentally I already wanted to read this book! It’s set in seventeenth century Amsterdam. Because I’m Dutch myself, I’m always interested in historical fiction set in the Netherlands.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
After reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller I like to read other retellings of the Iliad. I will probably never read the Iliad itself, but I like to learn about Greek history and mythology. The Silence of the Girls is narrated by Briseis and will tell the story of the women during the Trojan War.

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa
This book is about two of my favourite things: cats and books. I was planning to buy it myself, but I got the book for my birthday. So time to read it! The Cat Who Saved Books is originally written in Japanese. I own the Dutch edition. The English edition of the book will be published in December 2021.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
I read about this book on multiple book blogs. It did sound interesting, but I wasn’t planning to read it. However, the book caught my eye at the library. I usually love books about magical schools and I enjoyed other books by Naomi Novik. Just like that it ended on my to be read book pile.

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