Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today's, as the name suggests, is the top ten books I want to read this summer.  I'm taking them from my TBR list (all but one are books I own; the remaining one is in my stack of library books) rather than books that will be released this summer.  When I did this for autumn I managed to read 4/10, so maybe this time I'll be more productive.

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth - somehow this completely passed me by until I saw a couple of reviews online for Insurgent and decided it sounded awesome. Nothing says summer like kick-ass dystopia.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - bought this when it came out and I still haven't read it, it sits there in my pile of hardbacks judging me.

3. Bumped by Megan McCafferty - my flatmate got me this for Christmas and I promised she could read it after me. She is still waiting.

4. Heist Society by Ally Carter - I love heists of all kinds (one of the many reasons I love Inception) and a review I've read of this made it sound a) badass and b) perfect for me.

5. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - the library book, though I suspect I'll end up buying it. It just seems perfect for summer.

6. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller - I've been wanting to read this for ages, and I finally caved in and bought it.  It's Achilles/Patroclus (as it is so blatantly is in The Iliad) and is beautiful from the first page.

7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (from an idea by Siobhan Dowd) - I'm a big fan of The Knife of Never Letting Go, and this book is a work of art as well.  Looking forward to reading it even though I think it will destroy me.

8. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce - I liked Sisters Red, and this is yet another book heckling me from my pile of hardbacks.

9. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa - this is the third in the series, I really liked one and two, I cannot figure out why I haven't read this yet.

10. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz - yet another Christmas present I haven't read yet. It's a new Sherlock Holmes by someone who writes great teen spy books. Clearly I am mad for not even starting it yet.

If this list shows anything, it's that my habit of acquiring books and not reading them is, possibly, getting worse.


  1. A Monster Calls is fantastic. Get ready to bawl your eyes out.

    Happy reading!
    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  2. Heist Society is an excellant book.


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