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!)