June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Top 10 Books on my Summer TBR List



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week the topic focuses on the dreaded TBR pile.  Mine is extensive but if I had all the time in the world, I'd devote it to the following:

Seraphina


Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

I've had this for ever so long and have yet to read it.  Like many bloggers the books I have given as gifts or buy myself tend to languish under the pile of review-required tomes.  I will get to this one soon though because DRAGONS!

Days of Blood and Starlight


Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

This is another one that is suffering from being a gift but I want to read it so badly. I loved most of Daughter of Smoke and Bone (check out our YAck on it, which shows clearly that it was a book of two halves) and apparently the stuff I wasn't sure of is effectively taken care of in this follow up.


Friday Brown


Friday Brown


I have heard amazing things about Vikki Wakefield from Australian bloggers and am excited that she now has a publisher in the UK (the increasingly awesome Hot Key Books).  This book has an interesting premise and from my skim of the first few pages looks to contain ALL THE PRETTY WORDS.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane



The Ocean at the End of the Lane

 I'm a long term fan of Neil Gaiman and his books are an automatic read for me.  This one looks like it might actually be his best yet and I cannot wait to get my paws on it.

White Oleander


White Oleander

I received this recently from lovely friends Meghan and Jonny who appear to have given copies to everyone they know.  I vaguely remember watching the film years ago but no details remain in my mind and its hard not to want to read a book so ardently recommended.

The Humans


The Humans

I've had a copy of this for a few months but it was snaffled away by Polka Dot Steph (review coming soon) who confirmed that it is every bit as awesome as everyone is saying it is.  She's now returned my copy and I'm excited about getting to it ASAP.

More Than This


More Than This

Because Patrick Ness.

The Dream Thieves


The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

The Raven Boys was one of my favourite books of 2012 and I'm excited that an ARC of The Dream Thieves is currently on its way to me from NYC via BEA2013 (along with a Ryan Gosling colouring book - thank you, lovely YAckers).  I've never met a Stiefvater book I didn't love so have no doubt I'll be raving about this as soon as I finish it.

Loki's Wolves 


Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages, #1)

I just started this today and am already enjoying it. I'm a huge Percy Jackson fan and have long wished for something similar based around Norse mythology - and here it is, with Ragnarok and everything.  Jolly good show, authors Jolly Good Show.

The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility

I've been struggling with the New Adult genre, I really have (check out this review which covers most of the issues I've had with it) but The Sea of Tranquility comes highly recommended so I'm giving the genre one last shot.  ONE.  It had better be bloody good.


And that's them.  What will YOU be reading this summer?


3 comments:

Geraldine Lee said...

I've been dying; I've wanted to read Seraphina for so long! And I completely forgot to put it on my to-read list!

Thanks for reminding me!!

Becca Bee said...

The Sea of Tranquility looks good; I've seen a lot of great reviews for it. :) Happy reading.

Jay Riv said...

Loki's Wolves looks really good, so does Seraphina. Have a great Summer of reading!
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