Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday- Books on My Summer TBR

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

As is the case when I do these seasonal TBR lists, you'll all get a sneak peek at my themes for the next few months. If you're a blog follower you know that I do themed months so I can explore a certain genre or type of book. I love it! In the interest of not repeating myself by mentioning books I talked about the beach bag post a few weeks ago but also not telling all my summer reads, there may be some repeats. Oh well, here is my list.

The Rest of June - Contemporary

1.) Ana of California by Andi Teran - Add to Goodreads
A modern take on Anne of Green Gables set in a farming community in Southern California. Yes, please. Sign me up. It's been awhile since I'v read Anne of Green Gables but I'm excited for the modern twist.

2.) Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid - Add to Goodreads
This sounds like a really interesting contemporary novel and coming-of-age story. I've been enjoying my contemp moth so much more than I expected to so I'm ready for some more.

July - Historical Fantasy

3.) The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth - Add to Goodreads
I loved Bitter Greens. It was my favorite book of 2014. I've already got this one preorder because I'm so excited for more Kate Forsyth and her historical fairy tale retellings.

4.) Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - Add to Goodreads
I got a copy of this one from the Penguin First Reads program (my first ever) and I can't wait to read it. It sounds fascinating and a total "me book" with the revisionist history and "ruthless library"

5.) Tangled Webs by Lee Bross - Add to Goodreads
Another total "me book" that I have been excited to read but I've been saving for this themed month. Teenage girl who's alter ego is a notorious blackmailer gets involved with a guy that screams pirate. I'm on board (pirate pun? probably)

6.) Armada by Ernest Cline - Add to Goodreads
This is not historical fantasy but it comes out in July and it's Ernest Cline so obviously I'm super excited. I'm thinking about listening to the audiobook though because it's narrated by Wil Wheaton just like Ready Player One was.

August - Freebie

7.) Reawakened by Colleen Houck - Add to Goodreads
I'm so excited for this book. How often do you see fantasies inspired by Ancient Egypt. Almost never, amiright! This just sounds amazing and interesting.

8.) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow - Add to Goodreads
This sounded interesting so I picked it up at BEA even though I haven't been super into dystopia lately and then I saw Kim at The Midnight Garden talking about it and it sounds way more complex than I though.

9.) Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman - Add to Goodreads
The last YA western I read was amazing and poignant (Under a Painted Sky review) and this one sounds much more action-packed which I love. I'm pretty excited to read it.

10.) Dumplin by Julie Murphy - Add to Goodreads
I planned to read this is June as part of my contemporary month but it didn't happen. I seriously need this MC in my life and I've heard good things about this book so I'm making sure I read it in August. I'm not bumping it again.

Honorable Mention: The Throne  of Glass series which I am doing a reread of in anticipation of Queen of Shadows.

There you have it. My list of books I'm excited to read this summer. What books are you excited to read? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Never Always Sometimes will be one that I will be reading as well :)

    I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Oh nice! Soooo can't wait for Reawakened either! I really enjoyed her Tiger's Curse saga and intrigued by her newest series! She picks such exotic places to set her books too! LOVE!

    I hope to be getting a review copy of Ink and Bone soon. Always makes me nervous when it's been a week already without any word or book. I've already had to buy books from April that I was supposed to get from review. And this was with constant emails with my contact. I totally get that things happen and she's super busy, but nearly 3 months of waiting? That's a bit much for me. LOL!

    Hope you enjoy all these lovely reads this summer!

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  3. I actually haven't read any of these. But my last name is Wilde, so I feel a sort of obligation to read any book called "The Wild Girl" on principle. Also, that cover to Reawakened is gooooooorgeous. I want to read it purely for the love of the cover. Happy reading!

  4. I can't wait for Ink and Bone! It sounds so good and I really loved the Morganville Vampire series, though I still have to read the last two or three books. I hope this series will be a bit shorter, I found TMV series a lot streched out sometimes.
    Lovely list. :)
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  5. Never Always Sometimes looks like a great book! I'm really interested in seeing how that one turns out. I might read both Vengeance Road and Dumplin' this summer too. VR will be my first YA western and I'm excited to try something new. :)

    Happy reading!

  6. Never Always Sometimes and Vengeance Road are books I have been wanting to read!

  7. Tangled Webs I think will be really interesting. Great list!

  8. I so badly want to read Ink and Bone! I've heard so many good things about it! Same with The Scorpion Rules, and Never Always Sometimes. So many good books! :)