#TopTenTuesday Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List. This is an easy one for me because I’m taking part in the 20 Books of Summer 2022 reading challenge hosted by Cathy at 746Books which runs from the beginning of June to the end of August. Below are the first ten books on that list. I regret to say I’ve yet to read a single one!

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers 
The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne 
The Women of the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley 
If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio 
Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson 
The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland  
The House of Birds by Morgan McCarthy 
The Honey Farm on the Hill by Jo Thomas 
Rivals of the Republic by Annelise Freisenbruch 

Links from the titles will take you to the book description on Goodreads. 


#SixonSaturday My Gardening Week – 18th June 2022

Garden AllotmentSix on Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by The Propagator. If you’d like to join in you can find more details here. If you can find the time, do check out the posts by other participants.

Watering, weeding and feeding has continued to be the order of the day. It’s difficult to believe the Summer Solstice is nearly upon us at which point my husband will be able to say – as he does every year – ‘The nights are drawing in…’

Here are this week’s six:

  1. The first crop of French beans and courgettes. Small but tasty.
  2. Not long acquired, Salvia Nemerosa New Dimension Blue is already flowering despite being nibbled by something that’s been able to make its way over a bark mulch.
  3. You know it’s hot when even a buddleia is drooping.

4. It may be common and a bit of a thug but the Hypericum still makes a lovely show.
5. More unknown variety of roses – a deep pink…
6. And a lovely pale pink

Enjoy your garden or outside space this week.