Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Summer TBR List

Guys, it has been forever since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday list!  I've missed it!  It is a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week we're asked to name our Top Ten Books on our Summer TBR List.  As you may know, I am involved in a lot of reading challenges - so I'd like to make some headway on those this summer.  I'm also in the #20BooksofSummer challenge - so hopefully these ten books will help me finish that challenge!

In no particular order:

1.  A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin:  The season 5 finale of the HBO show was so incredibly fantastic that I'm eager to get back into the books again.  I'm a little behind, but that's okay.  That just means that some of my favorite characters (to love or hate) are still alive.

2.  Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally:  I am just so in love with this series - I can't wait for this next release!

3.  Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt:  This is a book club book for work - I have to read it by September.  Since this book was one of my suggestions, I'm really okay with that.  And how awesome is it that a book club is part of my work??!!  I love my job.

4.  The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler:  It has been awhile since I've read Ockler, and this new one looks promising.

5.  I Take You by Eliza Kennedy:   This showed up for me at work the other day, and I don't really know (or remember) how or why that happened.  But it looks like a fun beachy read for summer.

6.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:  Because, why not?

7.  Glass by Ellen Hopkins:  This is on my TBR List challenge and I have no idea why I haven't read it yet.  I adore Ellen Hopkins and the way she writes and how twisted up she makes me feel.

8.  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz:  This has also been on my TBR List for the longest time.  I need to finally read it.

9.  My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick:  This has been on my radar for a while now, and so I just bought it.  (I work in a library, why do I still buy books??  Because I love them.)  The companion/sequel is coming out soon and I figure I better read this one first!

10.  The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre:  I have no idea why this one is pulling me toward it...  but it is, and I've had it checked out of the library for a bit now - time to get on it!

I feel good with this plan - a good mix of heavy and light!  Also, I think my TBR bookcase will look better if I can move all of these books to my "Read" bookcase!  (as in, the shelves won't be so saggy under the weight of these books!)


Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm said...

Great picks! I LOVED My Life Next Door, it's one of my favourite books. I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get the chance to read them :) Here's my TTT.

Greg said...

I kinda envy you A Storm of Swords- I remember the first time I read that one. Very epic- all I can say. :) Yes, some characters are still alive, which is nice!

And Hitchhiker's Guide- a fun summery read! :)

Tiffany Brown said...

I recently bought The Queen of Bright and Shiny tings. Like you, I also don't know what drew me to it, but I'm excited to read it. Love that you are an ASOIAF fan! Wan't the Game of Thrones finale bananas? After I watched it, I watched the producers dissection of the episode, and realized I had forgotten lots of books four and five. I've re-read the first three books several times, maybe I need to read books 4 & 5 again as well. Enjoy your books!

Giselle Flores said...

I really need to read the Hitchhiker's Guide! It's been on my bookshelf forever!! Honestly I have to read a lot of the books on this list. They all seem pretty cool!

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

The finale was crazy Tiffany!! I think I'm still processing it.... and wondering where the story goes from here! I think that's part of why I like reading the books after watching (so strange for me to say) because I don't re-watch episodes - I'm reading the books instead.

You all have me pumped again for Hitchhikers! Putting it on this list got me excited again, and you have just increased that with your enthusiasm. Thank you!!

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